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Bring out that Slow Cooker – and Save Energy

December 28, 2011

Today, as I was walking home in a cold, gusty afternoon, I couldn’t stop thinking about soup.  There’s nothing quite like a good winter stew.  One of our members pointed me toward some information about slow cookers.  In addition to making your whole house smell great, slow cookers are energy-savers — and that means money-savers, too.

Four slow cookers.... mmm

photo from lambj / flickr

Here are the details, from Taste of Home:

We contacted our local utility company and found that it would cost just 21 cents to operate a slow cooker for a total of 10 hours. For instance, if you roast a pork roast for 2 hours in the oven instead of using the slow cooker for 10 hours, you would spend $2.51 to operate an electric oven or $1.49 to operate a gas oven. Multiply the low cooking costs for a slow cooker over an entire year, and you will experience real savings.

Let us know what you cook up!  What are your favorite winter meals?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Cliff Hawley permalink
    December 29, 2011 1:57 pm

    I love making BBQ pulled pork in the slow cooker. Pair that with a little cole slaw and you have an amazing sandwich.


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