How to Make Your Kitchen Green?

Green Alternatives Project - By: Ashley Wuller - Hour 4

Kitchen

A service area where food is prepared and cooked

-It should include the work triangle: sink, refrigerator, and stove

KEY TIP TO HAVING A GREEN KITCHEN

-Buy Energy Star Items!

-The less you use, the more you'll save.

Energy Efficient Appliances (Ex: Ranges)

Convection or Self-Cleaning Ranges are the best options when choosing a range.

-Self Cleaning: More insulation offers higher efficiency. Selected ranges have speed-cleaning settings that use half the energy of normal cleaning cycles.

-Convection: The heated air in these ovens is continuously circulated, reducing required temperature and cooking times, and cutting energy use by about 20%.

Energy Saving Tips When Using Ranges: Use the right cookware, match the pan to the burner, start food on higher heat, keep it clean, and use residual heat when self-cleaning.

Using green appliances: Save on energy cost and bills.

Appliance and Energy Fact

If all U.S. households installed water-efficient appliances, the country would save more than 3 trillion gallons of water and more than $18 billion dollars per year.

Lighting

The best way to stay green when it comes to lighting is to use LED lights. This will make less bulb changes. The LEDs use less wattage to produce the same bright light as typical bulbs, making them not only convenient but money-saving.

Water Usage

To save water in the kitchen, one should buy an Energy Star dishwasher or an aerator to attach to their faucet. Aerator will measure the water usage and determines flow rate of the faucet. This will help save water and decrease the water bill. Faucets account for more than 15 percent of indoor household water use-more than 1 trillion gallons of water across the United States each year.

Other Options for Making The Kitchen Green

-Cookware / Utensils

-Dishwasher

-Refrigerator

-Use a Pressure Cooker

-Foods Eaten

-Cleaners Used