Cooking and food storage
- Set both the fridge and the freezer to the right temperature. The temperature recommended for the fridge is +5 degrees C and for the freezer, -18 degrees C. Every degree reduction in temperature increases the energy consumption by around 5 percent.
- Defrost the freezer when frost has built up in it. It is also advisable to wipe the rear of the fridge and freezer.
- Do you intend to defrost food from the freezer? Take it out of the freezer in good time and let it defrost in the fridge.
- Make sure that the doors or covers of the fridge and freezer are tight. Change the rubber seals if they are damaged.
- Do you intend to buy a new fridge or freezer? Choose one that has an energy rating of A or A+ and A++.
- Use saucepans and frying pans with flat bottom of a size corresponding to the size of the plate.
- When cooking or boiling water, put a lid on the saucepan.
- Use an electric kettle when boiling water. This saves energy.
- Do you want to warm up a small portion of food or only a cup of water for tea or coffee? The microwave oven is a good alternative.
- Try to buy locally produced food, such as Swedish meat. But it may sometimes be better to buy tomatoes, for instance, that have been grown in a warmer country than in a greenhouse in Sweden.