Energy efficient cooking tips

It doesn't matter if you find cooking a luxury or a chore, whether you are a Masterchef in training or you regularly turn the kitchen into a bombsite, there is one thing we all have in common.

No one likes paying the monthly power bills, and with electricity prices seemingly constantly on the rise, now is a good time to identify ways in which you can cut back on your energy usage.

The kitchen is often a source of much electricity wastage, but it doesn't have to be. By cooking more meals in the microwave rather than the oven you can often save a noticeable amount of power.

This is because microwaves take a significantly less amount of time to get the job done, and require less electricity in the process.

If you don't like this idea, then consider using your oven more efficiently by cooking a larger amount of food and then freezing it after. You can reheat it in the microwave at a later date and therefore use less electricity.

Another good energy efficient cooking tip is to make sure your fridge is still well sealed and not being left open for a significant amount of time, as this can lead to the cold air escaping and thus more power being required to keep everything cool.

Posted by Charlie Moore