Here are a few small changes you can make in your kitchen to save energy and dollars!
Thaw food in the fridge first to reduce cooking time, this means a little forward planning but every little bit helps. Microwaves use less energy than an oven. When using an oven, avoid continuously opening the door.
Using the stovetop
Keep lids on pots when cooking to reduce the amount of time and energy used. Dinner will be cooked faster too.
Use an electric kettle rather than the stove.
Use the economy cycle for everyday washing and only run the dishwasher when it’s full. This helps save water too.
Fridge and freezer
Set your fridge temperature to 4-5 degrees and your freezer temperature between -15 and -18 degrees celsius. Keep fridges and freezers in a cool, well-ventilated spot away from the oven and the sun to save electricity. Keep a five-centimetre gap around your fridge so air can circulate freely.