It’s simple – just take a look at how you cook. Here are five simple ways to save up to £224 a year*.
Save up to £85 per year
Use more efficient appliances
Ovens can be expensive to use. Using a microwave, air fryer or slow cooker costs a lot less. We’re doing everything we can to encourage supermarkets and food brands to include these appliances on their cooking instructions to make these savings even easier.
Save up to £51 per year
Cooking more than one meal at a time cuts down the time appliances are in use. Using a microwave to defrost a pre-made meal costs a lot less than oven-cooking making a meal from scratch.
Save up to £40 per year
Use a lid/right size pan
Match the size of the pan base to the hob ring and always use a lid to stop heat escaping. Flames escaping around the pan is wasted heat – try to avoid this.
Save up to £38 per year
Simmer rather than boil
Once the water has reached boiling point, turn down the heat and simmer until the food has cooked. It won’t take any longer, but it will save you money.
Save up to £10 per year
Avoid over filling the kettle
Only boil as much water as you need – when making a cuppa use the cups to fill the kettle, or when using boiling water for cooking be sure to measure it out.
**All energy usage data is based on Energy Saving Trust Infact Report (September 2019 / June 2021) and Utilita’s Review of the Energy Cost of Cooking (September 2022). All energy costs are based on the Government Energy Price Guarantee (October 2023). Savings may vary as many factors will be important in determining your actual savings.
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