Save on energy costs in the kitchen
Ways to use less electricity or gas when you are cooking.
Don’t leave it on standby. Your electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine eat up electricity when left on standby. Turning your appliances off standby can save you an additional £45 on your energy cost a year.
If you have the choice, sometimes a slow cooker or microwave can be cheaper to run, depending on how long you are cooking for. You can use our appliance cost comparison table to get an idea of what would be the cheapest for you.
If you're using a microwave, take a look at Jack Munroe's microwave cooking recipes
If using a slow cooker, why not try these recipes from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
The Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland has produced a series of useful videos on everyday shopping tips and cooking skills. Watch the videos below.
Cooking for one person can seem like it takes too much time, money and effort, however it can be a much healthier option. This video provides some tips to make it easier.
Batch cooking can be a fantastic way to save time on cooking by making a larger meal and then freezing portions until you are ready to use them.
Before you ever get to the cooking stage, there are ways to reduce the cost of your food shop by following the tips below.
Slow cooking can save time as there is less preparation and washing up, as well as money since it is cheaper to run than other methods of cooking such as the oven or hob.
Storing food to reheat later is a great way to avoid wastage and save money, however it must be done correctly or it may be unsafe.