Tips: Saving Energy While Cooking
During the holiday season,
friends and families cook larger meals more often than any other time
of the year. TXU Energy offers a few cooking tips to conserve energy
and reduce the costs of time well spent cooking holiday meals.
- Choose glass or ceramic pans for the oven. Glass or
ceramic pans heat faster than metal pans and allow you to set the
temperature 25 degrees lower. Plus, meals will cook just as quickly.
- Use microwaves as much as possible. Microwave ovens use much less
electricity than a stove or oven and take less time to cook meals.
- Use slow cookers. Slow cookers can cook a whole meal for about 17 cents worth of electricity.
- Clean burners and reflectors. Clean burners and reflectors will provide better heating, while saving energy.
For more holiday tips, visit http://www.txu.com/holidaytips.