Minnesota Energy Resources
Energy Tips for the Kitchen
While not your biggest energy saver, there are strategies in the kitchen that can save both energy and time. Here are some energy saving tips fromMinnesota Energy Resources for your Lakeville home.
When using your oven, preheat only when required, make sure seals are tight and don’t open the door while cooking. If you have a gas range, keep the burners clean to ensure efficiency.
Use microwaves, slow cookers and toaster ovens more than your full-size oven.
It’s easy to use a microwave or toaster oven to reheat small portions, and cover pots and pans while cooking on a range or in an oven to keep heat in the food and not in your kitchen.
Just by using the right size pot on a burner, you can save about $18 a year in natural gas. And using a microwave to cook small portions can reduce the energy you use for cooking by as much as 80%! Plus, avoiding using your range or oven can save on air conditioning costs in summer.