Efficient working in the kitchen and household is also a matter of technology. With the right devices and a few simple tricks, energy can be easily saved.
Cooking, baking, washing and cooling – in US, 160 million household appliances are used every day to fulfill these tasks. And all consume energy. If you switch off the oven a few minutes before the end of the cooking time, also use the residual heat during cooking and the dishwasher is only fully loaded, is surely on a good way. Even more of precious energy can be saved, however, with a modern device technology.
Cook, bake and fry
If you cook with electricity, a glass-ceramic cooker with induction is the cheapest choice. The heat is generated in seconds by means of electromagnetic alternating fields directly in the pot bottom – that is, only where it is needed. The cooking area itself does not become hot, so that nothing burns, once something boils over. In the case of cooking zones with an automatic boost function, the cooking zone automatically reduces the supply of heat after the boil / heating with high performance and then continues to cook at the desired temperature. A timer allows you to program the desired cooking time. Once the set time has elapsed, the cooking zone or oven will automatically switch off.
Cooling and freezing
Refrigeration and freezer combinations are operating around the clock, so it is particularly important to pay attention to the energy efficiency class when purchasing. For class A ++, the energy costs for operation compared to class A are reduced by about 45 percent. Zero degree zones make quality refrigerators today Fresh centers: In this fresh zone the food be at optimal temperature and humidity kept. For the fridge, a 1 to 2 person household needs about 120 to 140 liters of net capacity, for each additional person, 60 liters should be additionally planned. In the refrigerator-freezer combination, it pays off when both can be controlled and operated independently of one another. In the case of prolonged absence, the cooling range for energy saving can be switched off or controlled to a higher temperature without the temperature in the freezer compartment likewise rising. Freezers with no-frost technology are now also available in the most economical energy efficiency class A ++. The foodstuffs are frozen with cooled circulating air and the moisture is continuously removed. This means that the device remains free of ice and replete, which prevents increased energy consumption.
Basically, 60 centimeter wide appliances for 12-15 custom-made over-the-counter clothes are more economical than 45 centimeter wide (6-10 custom). The decision for the smaller device can be sensible, however, if there are only a few dishes in the household. Also in the office is often a narrow model. Automatic programs recognize the type and degree of soiling by turbidity sensors and thus optimize water and energy consumption. Automatic loading detection ensures the correct amount of water at any time – depending on the type and quantity of the crockery. Almost all new dishwashers can be connected to the hot water connection. This means that the water does not have to be heated up for the cleaning and final rinse cycle. That makes sense if domestic hot water is done very economically, for example, renewable via solar panels or heat pump . It is also important that the routes are short. With day-to-day use and an appropriate program mix, energy savings can be as much as 40 percent per year.