22 Nov '12, 5pm

Thanks-saving: Conserving energy during the high holiday of at-home cookery

Thanks-saving: Conserving energy during the high holiday of at-home cookery

Happy Thanksgiving, MNN readers! Although you may currently be super-busy self-medicating , furiously cleaning , prepping your Black Friday shopping outfit , or trying your best not light yourself on fire , I thought I'd be remiss not to chime in with a few helpful kitchen-related energy-saving pointers via the Department of Energy . The folks at the DOE may know squat about brining, basting, and boozing, but they do know how to help you knock off a few bucks on your monthly utility bills. Around 15 percent of total household energy costs are generated in the kitchen with that figure most likely rising during the season of holly-jolly cookery. So set down that spatula and bottle of Xanax and let's take a look at a few tips, shall we? • You know that door to the oven? Keep it closed! There's a very good reason that oven manufacturers include an interior light: each time you...

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