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How about a microwave omelette?

You get home after a long day at work. You still have to make dinner and do the laundry but the plot of the book you just started is tempting and you want to watch the latest episode of your favourite series. Sound familiar? Speed up cooking by using a microwave oven, kettle or induction stove and save energy at the same time.

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Savings: You’ll notice small savings in your electricity bill.

Remember this: Many foods have to be made in the oven. However, you can also cook a surprising number of ingredients in the microwave. For example, the microwave is a convenient option for cooking various vegetables and fish.

Reducing your carbon footprint: More energy-efficient cooking four times a week reduces your carbon footprint by the equivalent of the emissions caused by 50 kilometres of driving a year. A microwave oven, kettle and induction stove consume less energy than a ceramic stove.

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