When cooking at home, be sure to match the size of the burner to the size of the pot you're cooking with. According to Recyclebank, a 6-inch pot on an 8-inch burner actually wastes 40% of the burner's heat; simply moving the smaller pot to a smaller burner can help save energy and still get the job done. And when reheating foods, skip the large oven and opt for smaller users of energy like a countertop toaster oven or microwave. They have less space to heat up and work just as well in a jiffy.
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