Three Ways To Make Your Thanksgiving More Energy Efficient
Keep the oven door closed as much as possible to save energy.
you can’t handle the heat, stay out of the kitchen…partially!
using a grill or smoker to cook your turkey.
the urge of checking your food while it cooks.
make your refrigerator work harder. Allow leftover hot foods to cool before
putting them in the fridge.
your oven! Not only is it hygienic but a dirtier oven uses more energy and
takes longer to cook.
buy a turkey bigger than you need. The smaller the bird, the faster it cooks.
- The Hostess with the mostess!
- Fight the drafts! Consider weather-stripping your home on all windows and doors to prevent any air leaks.
- Set the mood for dinner with a candle and LED lighting.
- Use coolers and beverage cooling tubs stocked with ice to prevent the opening and closing of your refrigerator.
- Turn down the thermostat! Your oven and your guests should help warm the house enough.
- Clean-up Time!
- Don’t wash dishes by hand. An ENERGY STAR-certified dishwasher is proven to use less than half as much energy and water.
- Scrape plates instead of rinsing them with water before placing them in the dishwasher. This will help reduce the wash time.
- Unplug all unused cooking tools. If you’re done with them, it’s time to pull the plug.