• Put the lid on•




Use a lid when preparing food in a pot / pan in order to save money and time. Because when cooking without a lid you use up approx. 3 times as much energy. That’s why you should use a fitting lid – if possible a glass lid because you can see the contents in the pot and its progress without losing energy when opening the lid to take a look inside.  Using a lid also shortens the cooking time.


And: The pot / pan shall never be smaller than the stove top as you waste energy this way.


And by the way:

When preparing a stew & dishes with a long cooking time it’S best to use a “pressure cooker” as it takes less time, it takes  only half of the energy and this way more vitamins are preserved.


Source 1

Source 2: LEW, “Energiespartipps für Ihr Zuhause”-CD, Lechwerke AG, www.lew.de