Ways to be Greener in the Kitchen

How-To,Relish Style
May 1, 2010

Tips for a "greener," more sustainable kitchen.

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Mark Boughton
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  • Buy frozen orange juice and mix it in a reusable container, rather than buying a new jug each time.
  • Bring foods to room temperature before placing in the oven.
  • Instead of rinsing your dishes, scrape them into the trashcan before placing in the dishwasher. It saves water.
  • Use a slow cooker. It uses less energy than an incandescent light bulb. For slow cooker recipes, go to relishmag.com/slowcooker
  • If your oven has a convection setting, use it for baking. It keeps air moving and cooks faster.
  • Don’t open the oven while baking. The temperature drops 25F each time.
  • Use dishtowels instead of paper towels to wipe up messes.

 

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