Make your Kitchen Eco-Friendly3 min read

When thinking of eco-friendly spaces we automatically think of green ingredients in the cupboard and eating healthy. There are many other ways to make a kitchen healthy such as energy-efficient food preparation, cleaning habits, using equipment made from sustainable materials, and dodging toxic chemicals. In this blog, we look at ways in creating an eco-friendly kitchen that will be beneficial to you and the family.

You want to make your kitchen essentials last. Spending lots of money all the time on cookware and utensils isn’t eco-friendly. Purchasing more expensive ones with non-stick surfaces and made of stainless steel or cast iron will gain a useful life, and last a very long time. Sturdy utensils that will cost more will be of a high-quality but in the long run, will last longer. A high-quality knife set that you can sharpen by hand will save you money, and looking at the latest technology in the kitchen will be more beneficial to your home and money.

Energy-efficient appliances are the way forward. With them becoming the norm in today’s homes your energy costs can be reduced. If you choose a dishwasher that has energy-efficient ratings, it can use a lot less water than washing the dishes by hand in the sink. By not putting all the fruit in the fridge can also save on your food bill. When thinking about purchasing a new fridge, purchase a smaller one and place less in it.

You also need to think about if you prefer gas or electric on your appliances. Gas is proven to be a popular choice for keen cooks, they offer instant heat and don’t waste much heat after the cooking is complete. The temperatures are controlled by knobs allowing the cook to control the heat without wasting it. Electricity uses induction elements which uses less than half the energy of standard coil elements. Induction hobs are proven to be a healthier option to gas, due to the CO in the air that is produced.

Purchasing local produce is one of the best ways to go green in the kitchen. You can freeze it a lot of it, and place the rest in the fridge to use for the week. Buying in bulk will cost less, reducing the amount of packaging and travel emissions you are using to go back and forth to the shops. Planning ahead with the family meals can save time, money, and can feed you and the family for a few days.

Recycling your food for compost is perfect for the serious gardener and environment. A compost bucket can fit into the space without causing a problem and creating a perfect eco-friendly space and lifestyle. Recycle all items that can be recycled with a recycling bin close by and when going to the shops take your own bags. Half of the country has curbside recycling programmes that are in place to help the homeowner recycle and provide a healthier environment.

Quartz is the best material for a worktop due to its style, performance and cost. They offer a premium look but offer durable, low maintenance and long-lasting properties. Our specialist service at Cawdor Stone and trusted suppliers ensure that your quartz is of the highest quality, providing a maintenance-free worktop in a wide range of colours. We source only the best quality quartz from our suppliers, so you can be sure that your worktop will last for many years to come. All the quartz kitchen worktops we sell come with a warranty, EU approvals and specification sheets.

A filter tap and reusable water bottles will help you to reduce plastic waste. The Quooker tap is another great addition to the kitchen keeping energy costs down and providing instant boiling water without the need for a kettle. A Brita filter is an ideal way of making tap water better.

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