1000 Flowers for the Planet - #238 Try a Slow Cooker
Here’s another small but useful electricity saving tip – try cooking in a slow cooker. These kitchen appliances have become quite popular over the past few years as people have looked for ways to provide healthy home-cooked meals for their families, within a very busy schedule. Here in Australia it’s the middle of winter and we are enjoying delicious hearty stews. The northern hemisphere can look forward to this traditional meal in a few months time – don’t forget to put it on your menu. If you have an electric oven, then using a slow cooker, on low, even over ten hours cooking time, you will use about a third of the amount of electricity the conventional oven uses. This will help reduce your electricity usage, save money, and reduce carbon emissions. So many benefits for the planet – and what’s more: you can cook all sorts of meals in a slow cooker. Check it out.