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Energy Saving Tips When Cooking
Energy saving tips can go a long way in showing you how to save money when you are cooking. To begin with if you are only cooking a small meal using your oven to cook it is a poor use of energy. It is far wiser to use a microwave or a crock pot if you can. This is especially true of a meal that requires a long time to simmer like a chili or a stew.
Other energy saving tips includes how you see your gas stove. If the flame is blue then you are using the stove efficiently, but if it is yellow the gas is not burning properly. It is therefore a good idea to have your gas company send someone out to look and see what the problem is.
When preheating your oven make certain you do it for a short time only. Energy saving tips will discourage this since it really is only necessary to preheat if you are baking bread or desserts like cookies or cakes.
When cooking on top of the stove, make sure you are using the right pot or pan on the heating element. If the pans are eight inches wide but the element is ten inches wide you are wasting heat.
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