Whether you’re frying an egg or sauteing vegetables, it matters what size pan you use on your cooktop. If you’re using a smaller pan on a larger burner, you’re wasting heat and throwing money away. Here’s an example: Cooking with a small pan on a larger electric burner cooktop can cause up to a 40 percent decrease in energy efficiency. By choosing the right-size burner for the pan, you can save around $36 a year. And don’t forget: Putting a lid on top can help speed up your cooking, too.
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