Thursday 25 March 2021

10 tips to save on kitchen energy bills!

Over the past year I think we have all spent more time in the kitchen. Can you remember when we were all baking banana bread? hehehe Every day we are in the kitchen cooking meals. We have to eat and it's one place where if we think about what we do in the kitchen we can save a bit of money. I am not talking about meal planning or buying cheaper brands I am talking about proper energy saving.


1. Pay attention to the energy consumption (wattage) of items that generate heat as these will cost the most to run. Try not to leave rings burning on the cooker when they aren't being used and don't forget to switch the oven off.

2. After turning the oven off leave the door open to heat up the room. We do this all of the time as our kitchen is always so cold due to having a huge window. It really does make a difference.

3. Invest in a slow cooker for as little as £18 and save money by avoiding using the energy hungry oven. You can cook so much in a slow cooker and I use ours most weeks.

4. Cooking food that has come straight out of the fridge takes longer because it’s colder. Simply take it out of the fridge and leave it on the side at room temperature for 30 minutes or so and it will cook much quicker.

5. Overfilling the kettle is the main way we waste energy. Only boil enough water for your requirements. My girls are so guilty of overfilling the kettle and it drives me crazy.

6. Switch off or unplug microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines and electric ovens as they will continue to use standby energy.

7. Grab your kitchen appliance manuals and choose the eco settings. Dishwashers can be used in eco mode and will save up to 50 per cent of the energy required for each load.

8. Don’t choose inferior, cheaper washing up liquids. The better the degreasing agent, the less hot water you’ll use to wash items. Cheaper alternatives are often a false economy as they are less effective.

9. Fill your freezer to capacity and it will run more efficiently. It takes more energy to power a partially empty freezer compared to one that is full. 

10. Using lids on pots and pans when cooking will stop heat from escaping and food will cook more quickly requiring less energy.

Have you any tips to share?


  1. Brilliant tips - I need to remember some of these :)

  2. Great tips! I did not know that about freezers, how useful! #MMBC

  3. Super helpful tips, thank you for sharing! I do use a lot of these and completely agree about the inferior washing up liquid, I will ALWAYS buy fairy unless I'm running low and it's nearly payday, but the difference is astonishing!