Four Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

October 26, 2020

Ah, the kitchen. It’s undeniably one of the most-loved rooms in our homes, especially during the holidays. It’s where we gather with family and friends for our favorite meals and memories. But like most of us, you probably aren’t thinking about saving energy when you’re planning that perfect dish. Here are four ways you can save energy in the kitchen with minimal effort.

When possible, cook with smaller appliances. Using smaller kitchen appliances, like slow cookers, toaster ovens, and convection ovens are more energy-efficient than using your large stove or oven. According to the Department of Energy, a toaster or convection oven uses one-third to one-half as much energy as a full-sized oven.

Bonus tip:
The best way to save energy is not to use it. Try a tasty, no-bake dessert recipe for your next holiday celebration. Your sweet tooth (and energy bill) will thank you!