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The entire holiday season revolves around food. Whether you’re cooking a delicious turkey for Thanksgiving lunch or baking Christmas cookies to leave out for Santa, a lot of time and energy is spent in the kitchen. As we approach the holidays, keep the below tips in mind to cut down on your power bill.
- Match your pan sizes to the burner you’re using. Only large pots and pans should be placed on the large burners because any additional space not being used is a waste of energy. Also keep in mind that quality of your cookware also matters. Thick, stainless steel cookware is great for retaining heat.
- Clean your stove top burners and oven regularly. We know the last thing you want to worry about after you’ve cooked a full meal is cleaning up, but food build-up can affect the amount of energy needed to heat up.
- Cook with small counter top appliances, such as toaster oven, when possible. Small appliances use less energy than a full-sized oven. If you do have to use your oven, be sure to keep the door closed. Every time you open the door to have a look at your meal’s progress, additional energy is used to replace the lost heat.
From our table to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!