Ways to save energy in the kitchen

Thinking about how to save energy might seem tricky in the kitchen, but here’s a few tips to get you started. Or if you’re looking for fast fun, try out our energy saving game!

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Clever cooking

Use microwave ovens or electric frypans where possible. Their smaller wattage and faster cooking times can use up to 70% less electricity than other conventional methods.

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Check your seals

Ensure door seals on your oven and fridge are in good condition and that the doors seal tightly.

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Stars in the kitchen

When choosing a fridge or freezer, dishwasher or other kitchen appliance, choose an energy efficient model by comparing the star ratings. The more stars the better!

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Just enough

Boiling water in an electric kettle is up to 50% more efficient than using the stove. For additional savings, fill only to the level you need.

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Losing your cool

Keep your fridge well-stocked or buy a fridge with a capacity to suit your needs. A fridge will use more power if it has to keep too much air space cool, and spills out more cold air when you open the door. If going away for a long period, empty it, clean it and unplug it.

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Dishwasher efficiency

Use the economy cycle on your dishwasher and only run when full. If you can change your setting to air dry not heat dry, this will save even more energy.

Every home is different.

Making small energy changes can make a big difference. There is so much more help and advice about energy efficiency or tips on heating and cooling on our website.

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Or use the energy calculator to find out how much you are using and where, and estimate what your next bill might be.

A little about the calculator

Our energy calculator will give you an idea of what areas in your home are the biggest electricity users.

It takes around 5-10 minutes to complete depending on your usage choices. Before you start, please read the disclaimer as it’s important to remember that every home is different and our energy calculator tool is a guide only.

We hope the results inspire you to be more energy wise!

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*Sample result for 4 person, 3 bedroom home over winter period (estimated bill $1,200)