Energy-Saving Tip of the Month: November

Put a lid on energy waste in your kitchen with this timely tip for November.


Put a lid on energy loss

When you cook on your stovetop in an uncovered pot or pan, the heat travels into the air as steam and through your kitchen exhaust as energy waste. Cover pots and pans while cooking. It will help food cook faster and reduce energy waste.

Also, match the size of the pot or pan to the burner to cook food more efficiently.

More timely tips

  • Use glass or ceramic baking dishes whenever possible. They retain heat better than metal cookware.
  • Limit the number of times you open the oven door. Opening the door can lower the oven temperature by as much as 25°F.
  • Keep your stovetop and oven clean. A well-maintained appliance will cook more evenly and efficiently.

Shop small

The last Saturday in November is Small Business Saturday, which helps kick off the holiday shopping season.

Support small businesses in your area as you go through your holiday gift list.