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Ainsley Harriott with a kettle

1. Kettles

On average we boil our kettle 1,500 times a year. Boiling a kettle for 10 minutes every day will cost over £27 a year.

Tip: Do fill the kettle with just the amount of water that you need; by not over boiling you can save yourself around £7 a year.

Tip: Don’t get distracted after you’ve switched the kettle on.

Tea experts say that reboiling a kettle removes the oxygen and nitrogen from the water resulting in a dull cuppa.

Ainsley Harriott with a microwave

2. Microwaves

Microwaves are one of the most energy-efficient ways to cook: using it for 10 minutes a day will only cost about £3 per year.

Unlike your oven that heats both the food and the air around it, microwaves only heat the food itself, using less energy.    

Tip: Remember to switch your microwave off at the wall when you’re not using it, otherwise it will draw electricity to power the clock.

Ainsley Harriott with a mixer

3. Electric whisks

The good thing about an electric whisk is that they’re usually just used for a brief period of time!

Tip: Invest in a hand mixer with an advanced cooling system if you’re in the market for a new one: the motor will be more energy-efficient.

Ainsley Harriott with a toaster

4. Toasters

Lightly toasted bread will use less energy than a very crispy slice, so your ‘taste in toast’ will affect your bills.

Tip: Need a new toaster? Choose one that lets you just use the slots you need. It uses less energy and reduces uneven browning – if you’re only toasting one slice but two slots heat up, one side will end up browner than the other.

Tip: Multi-task your toaster. Newer models have additional functionality to max the heat they produce. Toasters with a pop-up rack can be used to gently warm a croissant or other pastry while your waffles or bread are toasting.

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