Using a crock pot is a great way to cook your food. You put whatever you want into the crock pot and turn it to low or high and just let it do its thing cooking your food to perfection. A few weekends ago my Dad came to help us work on our basement. Mrs. SPF had things to do while Dad and I worked but she wanted to make a scrumptious chicken dinner for her father-in-law so out came the crock pot and 4 hours later, with the whole house smelling of wonderful herb chicken we had a delicious feast.
Not only does a crock pot save on electricity use (and how much money you spend cooking!) – see below – using a crock pot helps retain vitamins and minerals in your vegetables so it is a healthy was to cook as well!
|Electric oven||350||1 hr.||2.0 kWh||$0.24|
|Gas oven, electric ignition||350||1 hr.||0.112 therm|
|Gas oven, pilot||350||1 hr.||0.112 therm||$0.16|
|Electric oven, convection||325||45 min.||1.39 kWh||$0.17|
|Toaster oven||350||1 hr.||0.33 kWh||$0.04|
|Crockpot||200||7 hours||0.70 kWh||$0.08|
|Microwave oven||High||15 minutes||0.36 kWh||$0.04|