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  • Quick 'n' Easy Eco-Friendly Kitchen Changes-Part 2


    Make 2017 the year to make some eco-friendly changes in your kitchen. In the entire home the kitchen generates the most waste due to the the constant activity. Consequently, more waste is created and eventually disposed off. With heavy pollution levels continuing to rise, a clean environment indoors is becoming more essential for overall well-being and lifestyle.  For some eco-friendly additions to your kitchen, check out the previous blog post. To continue with the eco-friendly additions, check out 5 more easy ways below on how to "greenovate" your kitchen

     

    Go for an Electric Hob-In Indian homes, we see more gas hobs, rather than electric stoves. We like the gas cooktops as they are easier in controlling temperatures, and there is less heat when the cooking is done. However, contrary to popular belief, the electric cooktops are much more energy efficient. They use induction elements to transfer energy directly to the pan, which leaves the remaining part of the cooktop much cooler-ultimately using less than half the energy of conventional gas-based hobs.

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    Cook from Raw Food-Avoid buying prepared, frozen foods and focus on buying raw foods to prepare meals at home. The processed, packaged food saves significant time, but they are full of preservatives and lead to more waste going in the trash later. Buying fresher, more raw ingredients allows you as a user to have more control of what goes in your food, and what goes in your body. By doing so, you become more diligent of where you are a sourcing it from.

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    Drink Clean Water-There is pollution all around us, and it is only getting worse. Keep a water filter in the refrigerator, to separate all the dirt from the regular drinking water. Water is full of harmful contaminants, such as lead or chloroform. By keeping a water filter, you will save on money, plastic, and waste that comes with regularly buying bottled water for your home.

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    Cook Small (Green-Size)-A lot of energy goes into cooking and preparing. Whether it is a small dessert or a full meal, enjoy smaller portions or prepare meals as required for the meal time. Cooking a larger quantity and then throwing it away later, generates waste, uses more energy than required, and has a greater impact on the environment.

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    Heat What is Needed-Going along with cooking small green-sized meals, heat only what is needed at that particular time. Smaller appliances are much more efficient than larger appliances. Therefore, use a smaller one to heat the required amount. In this case, a microwave or toaster uses much less energy than an oven or a stove-even an electric kettle uses less power than heating water on a cooktop. Therefore, in heating up small amounts, use the smaller appliances.

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    Adding eco-friendly practices to the kitchen is the way forward. It creates a healthier environment within the home and uses less resources and energy. For your kitchen, make 2017 the year to upgrade from conventional to eco-friendly!

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