Cover your pots while cooking, 1410°

Doing so can save a lot of the energy needed for preparing the dish. Even better are pressure cookers and steamers: they can save around 70%!

21 comments about this action

This makes so much sense! Everything cooks/heats so much quicker when you cover the cooking!

in June 2008

I do!

in July 2008

Great to grow your own vegetables - sort of acts as an incentive to eat more - home grown are always ,much nicer.....

in July 2008

Quicker and cheaper, can't go wrong.

in July 2008

yep only time I definitely do it at the moment is when making popcorn - but will try harder! husband great at hassling on this one!

in July 2008

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in August 2008

It just makes sense.

Also, use a ring that is no bigger than your pot so you don't go to all the effort of heating the air around your stove!!

in September 2008

I did a video to demonstrate this clearly on youtube.

in July 2009

There are some very nice insulated pots on Amazon.com. I've found that I can cook at much lower heat settings and leave the pots covered on simmer once they've gotten hot enough. Saves lots of energy.

in October 2009

^ haha, you're awesome

in October 2009

This action is quite easy to take!!! no cost! only saving!

in October 2009

Not only does it save energy, it saves time !

in November 2009

I did it when I was a kid then got out of the habit

in February 2010

I did it when I was a kid then got out of the habit

in February 2010

no brainer, except when you are trying to reduce a sauce of course

in May 2010

Common, common, common, common sense

in July 2010

...o c'mon....you are uncivilized if you are not doing this... hehehehe

in September 2010

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