Here's some useful tips on how to improve energy efficiency in your kitchen. I saw these tips in a recent Ikea magazine, so I am sharing it here in case you missed them!
- Buy a good energy efficient fridge - The fridge and freezer are never turned off. So invest in an energy-efficient one is a great investment that will save you money over time.
- Position your fridge wisely - Place a fridge or freezer away from your oven, since they use more energy to cool when they're close to a heated area.
- Use fan ovens - Fan ovens lets you save even more by multitasking, cooking several layers of food at once.
- Induction hobs - Induction hobs are faster and more energy efficient as it only heats the area needed.
- Use a boiling/ steam insert - Using a boiling/steaming insert lets you save time, energy and even space on your stove.
- Use a lid - Using a lid lets water boil up to 75% faster, saving both time and energy.
- Save rinsing water for plants - The water you used to wash uncooked rice, boiling eggs, or rinse fruits, and vegetables may be saved to be used for washing the toilets or watering plants.
- Remove fruits and vegetable right away - Remove fruits and vegetables from their packaging as soon as you get home from the store will prevent condensation that can make them rot and go mouldy faster.