How To Save Energy During The Holidays
An excellent comment and question was posted on my December 9th 2013 Blog posting called:
What Professional Chefs Prefer
The query was about counter top electric roasters. Based on the numbers for a more efficient way to cook, here is information on using that appliance:
If you have an electric oven, that will use more electricity to roast your food due to its larger size and additional space that must be heated to temperature. The smaller counter top electric roaster will cook faster and use less electricity due to its smaller size. The same stands true for an electric Toaster Oven vs an Electric Oven. When you are cooking or reheating food for just one or two people, the Toaster Oven will be faster and cheaper than your larger electric oven. However, if you still have to put your electric oven on for roasted potatoes and a pie or two, then the lower electric bill will stand true for cooking everything in your one large electric oven.
Now if you have a Gas oven, especially a convection gas oven, the electric counter top roaster will cost more in electricity compared to the cost of the gas consumed by your oven. So despite some of those holiday ads presenting counter top electric roasters as an alternative to cooking in your oven, that is not the complete story as discussed above.
Bill Lauto, GTG