The kitchen is a pretty important part of the home when it comes to using energy, since you’re using electricity for appliances as well as gas or electricity for your cooker and oven. You’re also using water for cleaning your dishes, as well as generating lots of food waste from vegetable peelings, etc. Well here are a selection of eco-friendly kitchen gadgets to make your home that little bit greener!
Do you love your cups of tea or coffee? Well the eco kettle is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to only boil the water you need. Using a special chamber of water, you release the water you need into the main kettle compartment to boil it. On average, people boils twice as much water compared to what they actually need, so this simple kettle should save energy pretty quickly!
If you live in a city apartment but you still want to compost your food waste, then an indoor composter could be for you! Using heat, airflow and moisture, food waste is broken down quickly and without nasty odours. Sure the composter does use electricity, but it only uses around 5kWh a month, which will cost you around a dollar or two each month. A great bonus is that the composter reduces methane emissions, due to the aerobic decomposition of the food waste. That means you can reduce greenhouse gas emissions too.
Do you do your dish washing in a bowl? Well once you’ve done your washing up, you can drain the water on to your garden using a removable kitchen sink. The bowl has strong handles which means you can easily lift the bowl outside. When you want to drain the water, just remove the special plug at the bottom. This means your water gets recycled. If you use eco-friendly dish washing liquid, then no harm will come to your plants either.