- Consider buying thermal cooking pots as they significantly cut down energy required for cooking. The ingredients need only be brought to a boil (up to ten minutes) before being placed in the insulated thermal pot. The retained heat will cook the food without additional heat input from the stove. A meal normally requiring an hour’s worth of cooking can use as much as 80% less energy.
- Consider buying pressure cookers as they consume less energy and cook food faster. By cooking food at a higher temperature and pressure, a pressure cooker can save up to two-thirds in cooking time and cut energy use by 50 - 75% as compared to conventional methods.
- Consider using a thermo-flask to keep hot water. Electric air-pots which keep water hot constantly can add about $25 a month* to your electricity bill.
- Choose a kitchen sink tap with one or more ticks on the WEL. The more ticks on the label, the more water efficient the model is.
- Install thimbles or water saving devices on taps to reduce the flow rate of water.