You may be spending a lot of personal energy in the kitchen this Thanksgiving, but you can reduce the amount of energy your appliances use. Here are some energy- and money-saving holiday cooking tips:

  • Keep oven door closed while cooking.
  • Use small appliances, including microwaves, slow cookers, electric skillets and toasters, as much as possible. They consume about 33% less energy than an oven.
  • Consider roasting your turkey on an outdoor grill.
  • Clean stovetop burners and reflectors to ensure efficient heat distribution.
  • Keep fridge/freezer doors closed. Refrigeration is one of the largest household consumers of energy.

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