Energy Efficient Ovens Energy Efficient Ovens
Although heating a home with gas if generally more energy efficient than using electric heat, this is not the case when it comes to cooking. Electric ovens are considered a more energy efficient oven than gas ovens. However, for optimal energy efficiency, a convection oven or microwave oven produce the most savings due to a reduction in cooking time.
Whether you are in the market for a new oven or you plan on using the appliance that you currently own, keep in mind that you should consider purchasing an energy efficient oven or making the one that you already own more cost efficient.
Tips for an energy efficient oven
To achieve optimal energy efficiency with your current oven, remember that the air in an oven needs to flow freely. Wrapping the oven racks in aluminum foil will cut down on cleaning, however a foil-wrapped oven rack restricts air flow, therefore taking longer to cook items, raising costs.
If you own a self-cleaning oven, be sure to run the self-clean right after you are finished cooking. The oven will not have to heat up, which will help allay heating costs.
Keep in mind that toaster ovens are still on the market and are great for small cooking jobs and are definitely energy efficient ovens.