Energy Saving Tips for CDA Gas Hobs
Whether you love it or hate it, cooking will always be an essential part of your life. The costs involved go further than just the ingredients you need to make your dinner. It has been reported that around 4% of the average electricity bill is spent on cooking alone, but by following these top tips, you can avoid wasting energy as you go about making your culinary creations.
10 top tips when cooking on your CDA Gas Hob
1. Always use the right sized pan for the amount of food you are cooking. Heating an over-sized pan will take longer to heat up, using unnecessary energy.
2. Put just enough water in the pan to cover vegetables, pasta and rice. Boiling excess water will use more energy than you need. You can always add more water if necessary.
3. Choose the right sized ring for the pan. This stops heat being wasted from the hob if it is larger than the surface of the pan.
4. Always put lids on pans to keep the heat in. Keeping lids on pans helps to reduce the length of time you need to have the hob on for.
5. Turn down the ring or burner once the cooking temperature or state is reached; simmer food rather than boiling it.
6. Use a steamer to cook vegetables, that way you can layer a number of vegetables on top of each other and still use only one ring, or use a pan with a divider.
7. An alternative is to use a pressure cooker for joints of meat, casseroles, or stews. These only use slightly more energy than a light bulb, slowly cooking food over a few hours.
8. If you prefer to use an electric hob, rather than a gas hob, choose flat-bottomed pans so the pan is in full contact with the ring.
9. Certain pan types are better at conducting and retaining heat - copper-bottomed pans heat up quicker than stainless steel and cast-iron pans retain heat better, so you won't need the heat so high.
10. Keep your hob clean. Burnt food absorbs heat and reduces efficiency. Residual food deposits can also harbour bacteria, so be sure to wipe down your hob after heavy use.
These are the main ways to save energy when using your hob, but there are many other tips you can use for the other appliances you use every day in your kitchen. Gas hobs remain a stable and reliable contender for energy efficiency, despite new technologies entering the market. They provide more control over the heat, allowing you to turn it up or down as you want without waiting for it to heat up or cool down. Certain types of cooking, such as a stir frying, can only be cooked authentically using gas hobs, so they are not likely to disappear any time soon.
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