8 tips to gear up and …


1 / Induction, glass ceramic, gas… I evaluate the advantages of the hot plates at the time of purchase and after

Choosing the right hob: the price of induction hobs has dropped. Consider this option if you need to gear up. For a smaller purchase difference than before, this technology will allow you 30% less electricity consumption than glass ceramic hobs (and 50% cheaper than conventional plates).

Its advantage: a very rapid rise in temperature, even an immediate stop compared to an instant cut in the absence of container.

Its flaw: some of your cookware may need to be replaced (only works with magnetic metals, so not aluminum). However, you can get around this by equipping yourself with a induction adapter with handlea metal accessory to slip under the pan that transmits heat between the plate and your plate.

Read also: Choice of pots, cooking method … 5 simple steps to save energy during cooking

But natural gas (if you are connected to city gas) stay cheaper compared to electricity, even if the price gap is narrowing. Thus, a griddle equipped with gas burners will cost less than annual consumption, but will require a little more maintenance (regular cleaning of the burners in particular, replacement of the tube after 10 years, etc.). However, you can opt for a wear-resistant stainless steel tubemore expensive to buy … but guaranteed for life!

Read also: Gas and safety: the 5 precautions to observe

2 / I choose a class A oven

The consumption of an oven conventional varies between 0.7 and 1 kilowatt hour (kWh), for a total of about 130 kWh per year. An average consumption of 3 hours of electricity per week will cost around 25 euros per year.

The bill is lower for a gas oven, but the price of this fuel rises faster. And the bill can rise dramatically for pastry aficionados who use it on a daily basis. When buying, choose if possible equipment classified A in energy consumption.

Read also: How to design a functional and comfortable kitchen

3 / I apply some tips to reduce the consumption of the oven

During use, we recommend some simple habits to reduce the consumption of your oven:

– limit preheating to 10 minutes;

– start pyrolysis after cooking;

– regularly check the condition of the door seals;

– depending on the recipe, you can also switch off the oven a little before the end of cooking.

Read also: Gas, electricity: what you need to know before changing supplier

4 / I opt for a low energy consumption refrigerator

A typical refrigerator consumes about 200 kWh / year;

a fridge-freezer between 200 (class A +) And 500 kWh / year (class D) – and usually less than the two separate devices;

A large American refrigerator consumes up to 800 kWh / year! Or swap them from € 15 to € 125 per year.

Read also: Computer, refrigerator … what to do with your old appliances? And Unusual: They have the same fridge since 1965

5 / Place the refrigerator away from heat sources

To ensure longevity and reduce consumption, it is necessary to take some precautions:

Put it away from a stove or oven (even if the latter, for the most modern, gives off less heat than before). The refrigerator cools down to room temperature. He will have more “work” to do in a room at 23 ° than at 18 °. This can result in up to 30% more consumption.

You can also install an insulating plate between these appliances, and avoid a very sunny position in the kitchen.

6 / I regularly maintain my refrigerator

Defrosting and cleaning the rear refrigerator racks are necessary to ensure good air circulation. Every half centimeter of frost on the walls leads to an excessive consumption of 30%. Medium defrost every month or before the ice cover reaches 2 to 3 mm.

Also read: Refrigerator storage: tips to save space e Cooking: 10 grandma’s tricks to make it shine!

7 / Clever: it defrosts me in the fridge!

A little trick is to put freezer products in the refrigerator instead of outside. Obviously it is longer and you need to think about it in advance. But defrosting the product can thus cool the refrigerator compartment and limit the consumption of the appliance.

8 / No packing boxes in my fridge

It’s very simple, but you can’t say enough: removing cardboard packaging (yoghurt, compotes, bottles or cans, etc.) allows better circulation of cold air in the refrigerator compartment and promotes better efficiency.

Read also: Internet and telephone packages … 5 tips to lower your bills and really save!

Leave a Comment