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SAVING ENERGY- Winter Series- Food!

SAVING ENERGY- Winter Series- Food!

This week we discuss ways to cook clever and utilise the energy from cooking to heat your room!

The oven heats up every shelf regardless of whether there's food on each shelf so make the most of the energy you're using by cooking more than one thing at a time. Try cooking several meals at once - you'll have your dinner sorted for the rest of the week and you'll save on energy.

Once you're done cooking, open the oven door and allow the excess heat to warm up your home instead of just wasting the heat by allowing the extractor fan to whip it up and take it outside.

It's time to stock up on some tasty treats, because through doing so you'll be doing your fridge a favour: An empty fridge wastes far more energy than a full one, because the fridge has to work harder to keep everything cool. If food is compacted together it keeps cooler. Time to go and do a big shop!