September 24, 2014

Tip #49: Practical Tips for Saving Electricity in Kitchen

When we use electricity wisely, everyone benefits- you save money and help protect the environment. Here are some simple ways to reduce your energy use in Kitchen from Smart Samayal Tips:  




Use Pressure Cookers when preparing food that need long time to cook.

Match Pots & Pans on stove plates. Small pans on larges plates waste electricity.

Do not use pots with distorted bottom.


When making a cup of tea, only boil the amount of water that you need. Boiling a full kettle unnecessarily is a waste of electricity. 


Switch off the plates even before food is fully cooked, allowing the completion of cooking at a diminishing heat of the plate.


Use Microwave oven to cook minimum or medium quantities. For large quantities use convection oven or pressure cooker.


The location of your fridge can make a difference in how energy efficient it is. Make sure it is out of direct sunlight and not close to the oven. It is best to keep it against an outside wall so that the heat it generates can escape easily, and always make sure that there is a few inches space all around the fridge so that air can circulate.


To reheat food from the refrigerator, keep it out and bring to room temperature before reheating in the Microwave Oven.


Don't leave the door open longer than necessary. Avoid putting warm food in your freezer as it makes it work harder - allow food to cool down first.


Use the Kitchen fan only when necessary. The vent in your kitchen is pulling air from your home and putting it outside. In the summer, this means you’re losing cool air. In the winter, you’re dumping hot air outside. To make it easier on your HVAC system, turn the fan off immediately after you’re finished using it.


Clean refrigerator coils regularly to keep the compressor operating efficiently. Found at the back or the bottom of the refrigerator, the coils should be vacuumed and checked at least twice a year.


Ensure that the door of the fridge is sealed properly.


Use the oven light to check progress when cooking or baking instead of opening the oven door. Every time you open the oven door, you lose about 25 degree F of heat.


Even though you think of phone chargers and other consumer electronics when you hear “unplug,” this concept still applies to kitchen appliances. Things like the coffee maker, toaster and blender can all be unplugged when you’re not using them.




  1. Ensure that the door of the fridge is sealed properly, thats is good advice

  2. turn off the freezer, if you do not You got food :)