Cook with care
Cover up Where possible, cover up your pots and pans. This will help your food to cook more quickly and generates a higher temperature allowing you to turn down the stove.
Nuke it Instead of boiling water in a pan; zap it in a microwave instead. In fact, try to use a microwave as much as possible as it will save a stack of electricity.
Be prepared I fired up the fry pan sometimes and then started slicing and dicing – tch tch; wasting a bit of gas in the process. Always ensure your ingredients are prepared as much as possible before turning on the heat.
The right pan for the job If you can see the heating element or the gas flame is licking a little on the side of the pot or pan, it’s too small and much of the heat is being wasted.
Pressure cooker: Cooking a roast chicken in a pressure cooker takes approximately half the time it would need in an oven, and it’s especially good if you like your roast falling apart. As an optional extra you can crisp it up a bit by putting it in the oven for around 15 minutes afterwards.