Prepping your Thanksgiving feast can be a lot of work, but taking a few minutes to think about your energy use can lead to some delicious energy savings. Here are a few simple tips to keep energy use down while planning your Thanksgiving feast!
- Plan side dishes that fit in the oven with your turkey — and resist opening those oven doors until you have to.
- Make mashed potatoes, or other side dishes, in an electric pressure cooker.
- Match the size of your pots and pans to the size of the burner so you don’t waste heat.
- Limit trips to the fridge — keeping the doors closed saves energy. Consider storing drinks in a cooler for fewer trips to the fridge.
And if you’re hosting, remember to turn down the thermostat as warm bodies and warm ovens provide some extra heat.
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