- Wren Kitchens reveals their genius hacks for an energy-efficient kitchen
- These hacks can save you some important minutes which you can spend on the more important things in life.
Energy costs money, and electricity prices are usually higher for residential consumers as it costs more money to distribute electricity to them, meaning that homeowners are likely to pay hefty bills to power their homes.
With this in mind for many Brits, what are the best ways to make easy savings? To answer just that, Wren Kitchens reveals their genius hacks for an energy-efficient kitchen, which saves time, money and energy spent, right in the heart of the home.
As the average modern adult spends an average of one-hour cooking and preparing food every day, these hacks can save you some important minutes which you can spend on the more important things in life.
Fill your freezer
An empty freezer costs more money, as the energy, it takes to circulate cold air is greater than powering a freezer full of food. This is a simple way to reduce energy consumption, so if you have any leftovers from the night before, stick them in your freezer space to save energy and money.
Use bigger pans for liquids
Contrary to what a top chef will recommend for you to cook your food in, it’s actually cheaper and more energy-efficient to use larger pans. With a larger surface area, your food will heat up faster which saves on energy, time and money spent.
Use glass or ceramic dishes in the oven
Glass and ceramic ovenproof dishes are great conductors of heat. Therefore, you’re better off swapping your metal counterparts for these kitchenware appliances, as glass and ceramics will cook your food a lot faster.
Switch off appliances on standby
A simple but effective tip – appliances that are on standby account for 10-15% of electricity consumed in homes. The flick of a switch can save you some hard-earned coins, so anything which uses a digital clock including your oven, radio or microwave can be turned off whilst not in use.
Check the temperature of your fridge
We all want fresh food, so how regularly do we check the temperature of our fridge? This item is powered 24/7 and therefore should be well-maintained and checked to see if it’s working properly, which includes checking its temperature occasionally. Your fridge should run between 3-4 degrees, and you can check this by placing your fridge thermometer in the centre for 24 hours.