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What’s Cooking: Kitchen Energy Efficiency Tips

June 2021

What’s Cooking: Kitchen Energy Efficiency Tips

With multiple appliances, the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house – and one of the best places to save money and energy, easily. Follow these tips below.

  • Don’t open the oven to peek in – you’ll lose energy, plus it works harder to raise the temperature back to its heat setting.
  • When boiling water, use only the amount you need; the more water, the more energy used.
  • Use the microwave for short reheating and cooking needs.
  • Unplug that coffee pot – and other appliances with timers and always-on features – to save even more energy than just turning it off.
  • Save water by scraping dishes instead of rinsing them before loading in the dishwasher.
  • Run the dishwasher only when it’s full.
  • Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
  • Repair leaky faucets promptly; a leaky faucet quickly wastes gallons of water.
  • Avoid leaving the refrigerator or freezer door open for long.
  • Defrost your refrigerator and freezer before ice buildup becomes more than 1/4-inch thick.
  • Install appliances with the ENERGY STAR® label, which are designed for energy efficiency.
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