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Major Electrical Appliances Usage Tips

Cooking

  • Use your microwave oven in place of your range oven whenever possible.
  • When you have to use your oven, cook more than one item at a time.
  • Use flat-bottom pans for best contact with the heat, with tight-fitting lids to keep the steam in the pan.
  • Clean or replace your air conditioner filter monthly so your air conditioner runs efficiently.
  • Use smaller amounts of water for cooking; use the lowest possible heat to maintain boiling or steaming.
  • Preheat oven only 5 to 8 minutes when baking; do not preheat oven for broiling or roasting.
  • Self-cleaning ovens have thicker insulation and will retain heat, making these models more energy-efficient than regular ovens.
  • Use the self-cleaning feature on your oven only when absolutely needed.
  • Pressure cookers use much less energy than ordinary pots and pans.
  • Use small cooking appliances (electric fry pans, toaster ovens, etc.) whenever possible.
  • Refrigeration / Freezing

  • Keep your refrigerator temperature at 38 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Freezer temperature should be maintained at 10 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Defrost your freezer when ice or frost buildup is 1/4" or thicker.
  • Check your refrigerator/freezer door gasket periodically for signs of deterioration.
  • Vacuum or brush the cooling coils (in back) at least every six months.
  • Allow hot food to cool for no longer than a half hour before placing in refrigerator.

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