Conserving Energy with your Electric Range

Here are some tips to help limit the amount of electricity you use cooking and baking.

  • Avoid defrosting food in your microwave, plan ahead and defrost food the old fashioned way.

  • Use your microwave instead of your conventional oven when possible, it uses less electricity.
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  • Try to use small appliances for small tasks.

  • Cook multiple items in the oven at a time.

  • Avoid opening the oven door.

  • Only preheat the oven if necessary.

January 31, 20010 found this helpful

In the winter, after using the oven, leave the oven door open and let it heat the house.

Use the range burners that most closely fit the size of the pot or pan that is being used.

If using frozen vegetables in soup, don't defrost first in the microwave - just put the frozen vegetables directly in the soup.

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February 1, 20010 found this helpful

Water will come to a boil much faster if there is a lid on the pot. After you add the pasta, bring the water back to a rolling boil, then cover tightly and turn it OFF. The retained heat will cook the pasta, I promise!

Becki in Logansport Indiana

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February 3, 20010 found this helpful

I turn off the electric burner a little bit before the item is done. The residual heat finishes the job.

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February 6, 20010 found this helpful

When using the oven, turn off the oven 5 minutes early and leave the oven door closed to finish baking.

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February 17, 20010 found this helpful

After adding pasta to boiling water, I let the water come to a boil again, stir to make sure pasta is not clumped together, then turn off the burner and put the lid on the pot. I let it set in the hot water for about 8-10 minutes. This saves electricity or gas, whichever you stove uses. - Sue McNare

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February 4, 20090 found this helpful

It was ok. It can use some more info about schools--there are not that many pages out there for that kind of stuff and I think it would help your page a lot and maybe teachers will use you page or that they will have their students look up info. Your page can use more tips to help people that work in a big working areas. A lot of businesses are looking to cut back bills so they can save money. Schools are too and they are really looking for ways to save money big time. There are to many web pages with too much stuff about kitchen areas. Those are some ideas that I think will help your web page.

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