3 Ways Your Kitchen Appliances May Be Wasting Electricity

Electricity plays a very important role in our lives. Living without electrical energy may not be simple in our current generation. This is why it’s important to avoid wastage of energy when you could use the resources on other necessities you may need in your home.

Most of us have never realized what kind of simple mistakes we make with our kitchen appliances in an attempt to use them. In this article, I will let you know the ways kitchen appliances may be wasting electricity and how you can minimize them.

Don’t Over-fill the Kettle

Boiling water using kettle may be a great way in which you have been overusing your electricity. This incidence occurs when you overfill your boiling kettle, this means that the energy you waste when boiling the overfilled water for a week may be used to light your bulb for 24 hours.

You need to boil strictly the amount of water you need so that you don’t have to waste it. To prevent this you can always use a measuring cylinder or a cup for accuracy and increase it by a small portion to cater that may evaporate when boiling.

Handle your fridge with care

Letting your fridge open for a long time increases your electricity bill without your knowledge. This means air will get into your fridge and it will need extra electrical energy to ensure the cooling or freezing it. So don’t stand there with your fridge open thinking what you want to take from it. Decide before opening the fridge.

You also need to let hot meal cool aside before you store them in your fridge to prevent drawing of extra energy to aid in the cooling process. Create a 10-centimeter gap at the back of your fridge to aid in efficient air flow if you mean to save the cost you spend on electricity.

Own a kitchen appliance worth your potential

Rating and the size of an appliance in your hose will dictate how much you use your electricity, but the trick is to know if you can minimize on the usage without any wastage. There are people out there with very big kitchen appliances that at times they don’t use efficiently. If you have a big fridge yet you will only need to do some small cooling or freezing, it means that you are wasting excess energy. Just buy a small size that fully fits your needs.

Rating of most kitchen appliances affects how much we spend our electricity. You can always inquire from your electrician to know exactly the amount of electricity an appliance may use. If you discover that it’s outdated, then seek to purchase a more recent one that will save on your energy cost. You should also read more about oven thermometers as changing them in time can also save you from accidents.

Dealing with electricity issues require an experienced electrician so that they can always help you sort out any mechanical problems that may affect your electrical appliance. This will help you to avoid wasting excess electricity and reduce the chance of you getting electrocuted when handling the appliances.



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  • Thank you for these tips. I had not realized a lot of them, including letting hot meals cool before storing them in the fridge.

  • Thank you so much for the tips and pointers on 3 Ways Your Kitchen Appliances May Be Wasting Electricity.

  • Thanks for all the great tips

  • The tip about the tea kettle was really useful! I had never thought about that before.

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  • Thanks for the great article. I will be checking all my appliances in a few min.

  • These are some great points. We have to take care of such small but very effective point like don’t let open fridge for long time which unknowingly we do all the time.


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