Monday, July 29, 2013

4 Best Green Gadgets for Your Kitchen (Guest Post)

There are plenty of reasons to use green appliances around your kitchen and home. Besides being good for the environment, these products can save you time, money, and space because of their efficiency. Check out this list of green gadgets that will make your kitchen more environmentally friendly.

Indoor Composter

One way to go green in the kitchen is by rethinking how you throw away your garbage. After all, landfills are a growing environmental problem, and everyone should do their part to figure out how to create less waste.

With an indoor composter like the PRO XE Compost Bin, your food waste can end up in your garden instead of your trash can. This portable gadget composts most foods, turning would-be garbage into nourishment for your plants. An indoor composter is great for the environment, saves money on fertilizer, and may even qualify you for discounted trash collection with some companies. Do some research to figure out what food products are best for your garden.

Green Tea Kettle

Everyone enjoys a good cup of tea, but many people don't realize how wasteful it can be to make one. After all, every ounce of boiled water that goes unused is a waste of valuable energy.

Green tea kettles such as the Eco Kettle 2 solve this problem, by using exactly as much water as you need to boil one cup of tea. The rest of its 1.5 liter capacity remains stored for later, meaning it uses about 31% less energy by cutting down on wasted heat. It's a great gadget for saving time and money at tea time.

Portable Induction Cooker

Conventional stove tops can be an enormous waste of energy. Much of the heat from gas and electric stoves is lost before it reaches your cookware, meaning it ends up warming your kitchen instead of your food. Conventional stoves are also dangerous, because the lost heat they give off can start a kitchen fire from things like clothing and cooking oil.

You can avoid both of these problems by using a portable induction cooker. Devices such as the Total Chef Induction Cooker transfer electromagnetic heat straight to the cookware, meaning they can save energy and keep your apron from catching on fire. Of course, no stove top cooker is 100% safe, so you should still make sure you have home owner's insurance to protect yourself from accidents.

Mini Microwave

Microwaves are a great way to save energy on cooking, but what about a micro microwave?

The iWavecube is the perfect green gadget for heating up food. Unlike a regular-sized microwave that uses between 900 and 1200 watts, this portable device uses no more than 600 watts of energy at any time. Additionally, the small design of the iWavecube means that it's only 12 lbs, and measures 12 inches or less in every dimension. It's the perfect gadget to save money and space in any kitchen.

If you want to save the environment, the kitchen is one of the best places to start. Use some of these gadgets to make your kitchen a greener place.



Robin Wilson said...

I don't know if I could deal with any smells or flies that may come with an indoor composter, but I love the others. Especially the portable induction cooker. I would love to get one of those!

Sherry Compton said...

I'm with Robin Wilson and not sure I could do composting. The cooking gadgets like the microwave and induction cook top both are intriguing to me. I like the idea of not having to use a conventional oven but still having that home-cooked taste.

Sherry Compton

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