Electrifying Kitchen Appliances Save Time, Money and Energy
Posted on April 29th, 2021
Whether your oven and stove top are powered by gas or electricity, it’s no secret that they consume more energy than smaller countertop appliances. In addition to efficiency, smaller kitchen appliances can provide faster cooking times and less hassle with cleanup.
If you’re looking for convenient cooking methods with the added bonus of energy efficiency, here are three electrifying appliances for your kitchen:
- Air fryers use convection to circulate hot air and cook the food — this means little to no oil is required, resulting in healthier meals than those from traditional fryers. Air fryers are fairly small, so they won’t take up much of your counter space, and with everything cooked in the fryer, cleanup will be a breeze. Air fryers are available in a variety of sizes, and prices range from $40 to $200+.
- Griddles are convenient because you can cook everything at once — like a “one-pan” meal, and the possibilities are endless. Outdoor propane griddles are becoming increasingly popular. Both consume small amounts of energy and provide quick cooking times, so your energy bill will thank you. Prices and sizes for griddles vary, but typically start around $30 for electric and $200 for propane.
- Pizza ovens are compact, countertop machines which are an inexpensive alternative to a costly brick oven, and they use less energy than your traditional oven. Plus, most pizza makers are multifunctional and can be used to cook flatbreads, frittatas, quesadillas and more. You can purchase a pizza maker for about $30 to $150+ online or at your local retailer.