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Making smart cooking decisions is an easy way to save energy and make a difference on your monthly bill. Electric ranges are a more cost-efficient choice for cooking than gas ranges. They’re also cooler, cleaner and produce no combustion by-products to pollute the air. We’ve got plenty of tips to help you cook efficiently.
cooking tips
  • cleaning the reflectors under your range surface units increases the efficiency to heat pots and pans
  • use glass baking pans to cook faster and lower the baking temperature by 25 degrees
  • use small amounts of water for most cooking - too much water decreases your food's nutritional value and uses more energy
  • use your kitchen exhaust fan to remove moisture and heat while you're cooking, but turn it off when you finish
  • use your microwave oven to reheat leftovers and cook vegetables and casseroles
  • use your toaster oven to bake small quantities of food
  • use a slow cooker to cook one-pot meals
  • covering pans with lids holds in the heat while cookinng
  • cooking helps heat your home in winter, but don’t use your oven as the primary heat source
  • mark items in your freezer for quick identification so you don’t have to keep the door open while you sort through them
  • match pots and pans to the size of the surface units to hold in heat and reduce cooking time
  • defrost foods in the refrigerator instead of in the microwave to save energy and help keep your home cool
  • do your cooking and other heat-producing chores during the cooler parts of the day