There is an age-old debate about what is more energy efficient for cooking: gas or electricity. Whatever energy source you prefer for cooking, one is bound to cost less. Check out this quiz and decide for yourself.
According to U.S. Department of Energy estimates, how much energy is used at home for cooking?
What appliance usually uses the most energy?
How much of our energy consumption is concentrated in the kitchen and laundry room?
Which is more energy efficient, a gas or electric cooker?
depend what you cook
How many units of fuel are required to create one unit of power?
one or two
three or four
five or six
What kind of stove is regarded is considered as more efficient?
How much heat does an induction stove transfer to a pot?
Is there any drawback to considering the purchase of an induction stove?
There are only advantages.
They cost two to four times more than regular stoves.
They are larger than regular stoves.
What is a simple tip for reducing cooking time?
Pre-boil the water.
Buy partially pre-cooked food.
Cover the pot.
What else can affect the cooking time of a particular food?
size of pot
the kind of food
age of the pot
What is the most energy-efficient cooking appliance?
If the previous appliance is so energy efficient, why not use it for almost everything?
too small for all cooking uses
What is best for making a small meal?
How can you maximize the efficiency of heat transmission on an electric stove?
Use a flat-bottomed pan.
Defrost frozen items in the microwave before cooking.
Apply a thin layer of oil to the bottom of the pan.
Why should you clean the grease catchers under the burners?