Looking to save energy when you use the most common appliances in your kitchen? Here’s a complete collection of the best tips we’ve found. Most of them are low or no cost, to boot.


1. Set your refrigerator temperature at or slightly below 40 degrees F (you may need to adjust it a little lower in the summer) for the most efficient usage.

2. Quick-cool cooked dishes to save energy and ensure safer food. Remove food from its cooking pot and place in shallow storage containers, and cool inside a larger container of cold water. Add a few ice cubes to soups and similar preparations.

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