People are often looking for creative ways to optimize their energy saving habits. The reason for this is twofold. First, saving energy obviously saves money. People are always interested in making their dollar stretch just a little bit more. Second, saving energy has become one of the hallmarks of being a thoughtful and educated person. Being energy conscious shows others you are thinking about the bigger picture. You care about the planet and the things you can do to help it. With that said, let’s look at five simple things you can do to save energy while cooking.

#1 Keep the lid on your pot when bringing water to a boil. It will take less time for the water to reach a boiling point.

#2 Try using a crockpot or microwave oven instead of traditional ovens whenever possible.

#3 Use steam to cook your vegetables. As an added bonus, this is a healthier way to cook vegetables.

#4 Use a strainer or a vegetable steamer tray to use the steam from the pan to cook vegetables or other side items, thereby cooking multiple items at once.

#5 Purchase quality pots and pans. Cheap pots and pans do not spread heat as effectively.

For even more money-saving, energy-reducing tips, reach out to the qualified electricians at Mister Sparky® of Clearwater!