Cutting Energy Costs in the Kitchen

There are many ways to save energy!  Here are some tips for reducing energy costs in your kitchen:

  • Whip up a one-pot meal tonight. Using one pot or pan helps you use less energy for cooking and reduces the amount of water you’ll use for washing dishes when dinner is over.
  • Make your refrigerator more energy-efficient by pulling it away from the wall about three inches. This helps promote air circulation behind the appliance.
  • Use only a small amount of dish soap when washing dishes in the sink. Having fewer suds to rinse off can help you save water and energy on water heating. 
  • Remove stubborn, stuck-on food from pots and pans by soaking the dish rather than scrubbing off gunk while the water is running. Having a bit of patience can help you save water and energy on water heating.