Peas in a pan

Action: Use saucepan lids

Cost of taking this action: £0 – SAVES MONEY

A simple tip to save energy, carbon emissions and money

It’s a very small thing to do, but it makes a surprising difference – for this action, resolve to use lids on your saucepans!

Did you know that it takes twice as long to heat a pan of water to boiling point with the lid off than with the lid on. That means the hob is costing you twice the energy and carbon footprint than needed. The rest of the heat is just wasted!

Follow this very simple tip when cooking your meals and save significant amounts of electricity or gas! Easy!

What are the advantages?

  • your pans heat up more quickly
  • you reduce your energy use
  • you reduce your fuel bills
  • you reduce your carbon emissions
  • shorter cooking times
  • you kitchen gets less steamed up
  • fewer strong cooking smells through your house
  • less condensation
  • less likelihood of damp around your house

There really is no reason not to do this.

Take action

Reducing carbon emissions is essential if we are to get climate change under control. If you use less gas or electricity to cook with, you are contributing to our collective efforts to do this. Please take this simple action, it’s another no-brainer!

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