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Kitchens are home to appliances that use a lot of electricity. From cooking to cleanup, using these appliances effectively will help your energy savings add up.

  • Use small electric pans, toaster ovens, or convection ovens for small meals rather than your large stove or oven. A toaster or convection oven uses one-third to one-half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
  • Use microwaves and slow cookers when possible. They use less energy than the stove or oven.
  • Keep the inside of your microwave and oven clean. It improves their efficiency.
  • Use your dishwasher only when it’s full. You can save 5,000 gallons of water each year and $40 in utility costs by using a dishwasher instead of hand-washing dishes, according to the Department of Energy.
  • Use the air-dry option on dishwashers. It saves energy and keeps the machine from using a heating element to bake your dishes dry.
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