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Energy guidelines

Reducing the environmental impact

Reducing energy consumption will reduce the impact of cooking on the environment. The following tips can help you to reduce your energy consumption:

  • Do not pre-heat the oven too early. Aim to have the oven hot at the same time as the foodis ready to be placed in it.
  • Maximise the use of your pre-heated oven – cook or bake in batches.
  • Minimise the number of times you open the oven door during cooking (to reduce heat loss).
  • Cook multiple dishes at the same time.
  • Use the residual heat in the oven to finish the cooking process (turn the oven off a few minutes before the cooking time is up).
  • Use ceramic or glass cooking dishes which may reduce the cooking time or allow you to reduce the oven temperature.
  • Use fan functions wherever possible. These functions may allow you to reduce cooking times and/or temperatures. Fan forced functions will allow you to bake on multiple shelves at the same time.
  • Use a ‘Self clean’ function immediately after cooking when the oven is still warm, shortening the heat up period of the Self clean cycle.
  • Replace oven seals if they become damaged. A damaged seal will decrease the efficiency of your oven.
  • Cutting food into smaller pieces will reduce cooking time.
  • Do not use the oven to defrost food.
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