If you were to think about a more sustainable, in the sense of eco-friendliness, kitchen, you would probably think about a kitchen that is stocked with fruits and vegetables. You wouldn’t be completely wrong, however, you can take a more sustainable approach to your actual kitchen. Think about the size, equipment you use, and your experience of the kitchen. How do you make that more sustainable?
Start with a stove
Whether you go for electric or gas, your stove is probably one of the main sources in the kitchen where you can waste a lot of energy. Gas is made from fossil fuels whereas coal is typically used for electricity. So you are kind of in a crunch. We would recommend going with an electric stove. There aren’t alternative, green, sources for gas but there is for electricity. You can use renewable energy, solar or wind, to generate electricity for your stove. It may be a heavy investment at first, but in the long run, you will end up saving a lot of money and making your contribution to a cleaner environment.
Cook more efficiently
If you think about, the less time you spend in the kitchen, the more efficient your cooking is. Reason being, the faster you get your meal ready, the less electricity or gas you end up using. A great way to cook more efficiently is by using a pressure cooker. Pressure cooker generally uses 40% less electricity and can reduce cooking time anywhere from 60-70%. That is a lot of time you end up saving. If you aren’t sure which pressure cooker to go with, you can choose one from these best pressure cookers.
Get the right appliances.
You can’t just cook on a stove or a pressure cooker, you need numerous different appliances to prep your food for cooking. You can’t really do without them so rather than getting rid of them, shop smartly. Get appliances that have the Energy Star rating. This will ensure that the appliances comply with energy regulations and don’t use excess energy when you decide to fire them up.
Sustainable living is something that has become quite the topic in the past decade or so. With global warming occurring around the world, it is important that we take the smallest of measure to reduce our carbon footprint in the world. These steps may not seem huge, but they do make a major impact in the long run.