With our expertise on oven maintenance we have also picked up along the way some tips for being more efficient in the kitchen. Energy efficiency is not just about saving small amounts of money on monthly bills and the environment. The most energy efficient methods for prepping food this Thanksgiving can be great for moving food preparation along faster and avoiding over or under cooking the meal.
Here are some tips beyond stove repairs that can help things be more efficient:
- Don’t Peek: If you keep popping open your oven door to check on the turkey or other dish’s progress cooking will take longer. Settle on the best cooking time and do not check in until you have hit it.
- Clean Your Burners: Grime and dirt can reduce the effectiveness of your burners. Clean them before heavy usage to assure they aren’t working harder than they need to.
- Lower the Furnace: Your home’s heating is likely your biggest energy cost this time of year. While you are in the midst of large meal prep you can likely turn the thermostat down a bit and rely on the oven heat to warm the kitchen.
- Smaller Appliances: Items like crock pots, microwaves, and toaster ovens are energy efficient and often go unused for large scale meal prep. Instead of putting everything in the oven figure out ways you can employ your whole arsenal of kitchen devices!
If you are worried about the efficiency of your stove or any other appliance in your home give us a call, (516)997-5599.