1. Use your microwave oven in place of your range oven when possible.
  2. When you use your range oven, cook more than one item at a time.
  3. Use flat-bottom pans for best contact with heat, with tight-fitting lids to keep steam in the pan.
  4. Use smaller amounts of water for cooking; use the lowest possible heat to maintain boiling and steaming.
  5. Preheat the oven only 5 to 8 minutes when baking; do not preheat the oven for broiling or roasting.
  6. Self-cleaning ovens have thicker insulation and will retain heat, making them more energy efficient than regular ovens.
  7. Use the self-cleaning feature on your oven only when absolutely needed.
  8. Pressure cookers use much less energy than normal pots and pans.
  9. Use small cooking appliances (electric frying pans, toaster ovens, etc.) whenever possible.

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