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Kitchens For Today | Home Ideas


Kitchen Recycling & Sustainability


Many manufacturers are installing recycling stations into their fi tted kitchens, allowing you to sort compostable waste and separate glass, paper, plastic and so on for recycling.


When choosing new cabinets or worktops, look for a manufacturer who uses wood from sustainable sources or offers chipped composite countertops made from recycled stone, which is as durable and attractive as granite.


Energy Saving with Kitchen Appliances


In most kitchens, the fridge is the biggest single energy consuming appliance. Ensure it works as effi ciently as possible by keeping it as full as possible (food helps retain the cold, so less cold air is lost when the door is opened) and by allowing foods to cool down before you place them in the fridge.


A side-by-side fridge and freezer uses around 20% more energy than a fridge with a freezer on top.


Don’t open the oven door whilst food is cooking: it will reduce the oven temperature by as much as 25 degrees and so add to the required cooking time and energy used. Turn on the oven light and check through the window.


Several items can be cooked in the same oven at the same time as long as they have enough room for heat to circulate around them.


The heat can be turned off in electric ovens several minutes before the end of the cooking programme as long as the door remains shut: there will be enough heat in the oven to continue cooking the meal.


Try and ensure your dishwasher has a full load, and let dishes dry naturally when the washing cycle is complete. More energy is used in drying dishes than washing them, so if your dishwasher doesn’t have an automatic air-dry switch, turn the control off before the drying cycle starts and prop the door open to let moisture escape.


A recent report which compared the water consumption for manual washing up with using a dishwasher, has concluded that dishwashers are best. Using a dishwasher can use around four times less water than by hand, however, always try to ensure you have a full load.


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ABOVE: This eco-friendly Beige Supreme kitchen worktop is made from recycled glass mosaic tile fragments. Available from Granite Transformations.


December 2010 – January 2011 | Traditional Homes & Interiors 63


Supplied courtesy of The Kitchen Bathroom Bedroom Specialists Association (KBSA). For further information visit www.kbsa.org.uk or telephone 01623 818808.


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