Cooking during the hot summer months is not always a pleasant experience. There are key ways to make it less uncomfortable – while simultaneously saving on your electricity bill. Learn with IDT Energy about these key tips to better summer kitchen use.
Make sure that you have tight-fitting lids on your pots and pans and cook at lower temperatures to reduce energy use. If you place a six-inch pan onto an 8-inch element, for instance, you are actually wasting 40% of the element’s heat output. This can make a big difference in your electricity or gas use over time.
The microwave should actually be your best friend during the hottest months. Microwave cooking reduces energy use by up to two-thirds and it produces far less waste heat than does the stove. You can use your toaster oven and your slow cooker in a similar way, as well.