Tips for a Greener Kitchen
Eco-friendliness and frugality come together
The Kitchen is very much the workhorse and powerhouse of the home without a doubt and over the past few years much progress has been made by Manufacturers to get their act together on thinking green. Here's some tips I've gathered.....
Wherever possible use a 30 degree wash, this means savings on heating the water and water used (40 - 55 gallons on some heavier washes!). Unless the kids have been playing in thick mud and falling around in blackberry bushes, this will suffice.
Where possible use a Vent Dryer, the clothes dry quicker. If you have a condensor, recycle the water in the garden.
If you're buying new, buy 'A' rated or Fridges carrying the ESR (Energy saving recommended) label.
Like many Appliances, it is always best to use them when they're full. To those with families at home, this isn't a problem, so the obvious here is to only buy a size which suits your needs.
Always only boil the amount of water you need, this will save £'s over a year.
Other quick tips
Don't throw away food and bags etc. which will break down - throw them on a compost heap (better veg next year!!) - use energy saving light bulbs - fix leaking taps - if washing your dishes by hand, use a bowl - Use eco-friendly Cleaning Products - Cooking with a Microwave Oven is actually more environmentally friendly than the conventional way.
The downfall is that our technology has meant, for us to keep 'even greener' we have to buy new items once every few years.
All Electrical Appliance Retailers know the score on keeping up with environmental products.
Here's a couple...
Their futue depends on us as well
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