cooking efficiency
  1. Use Energy-Efficient Appliances: If you're in the market for new kitchen appliances, look for models with the ENERGY STAR label, which indicates they meet high energy-efficiency standards.
  2. Thaw Food Before Cooking: If you’re using frozen ingredients, thaw them in the refrigerator beforehand. Cooking frozen food requires more energy and time.
  3. Lids On: When cooking on the stovetop, always use lids on your pots and pans. This traps heat and helps food cook faster, reducing energy consumption.
  4. Avoid constantly opening the oven: Each time you open the oven door, you lose a significant amount of heat. Use the oven light and the window to check on your food instead.