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Be Energy Efficient in the Kitchen

Perhaps like no other time during the year, the kitchen becomes a popular spot for family gatherings during the holiday season. Whether you’re planning a meal for guests or a dinner to keep cozy on winter nights, consider these tips to save energy and money.

  • Use a slow cooker or toaster oven. Give your stove a break and put small appliances to work. You’ll save energy using smaller appliances for cooking meals.
  • Use the right size pan. Placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner wastes more than 40% of the heat produced. Cover pans so your food cooks faster while your kitchen stays cooler
  • Microwaves are good for more than popcorn. Use this energy saver to steam veggies, heat soups, cook casseroles and reheat leftovers
  • Shift your fridge. If your refrigerator is pushed against the wall, pull it forward one inch to reduce energy use.

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