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1044 clicks; posted to Food » on 08 Dec 2022 at 8:20 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 6:18:22 PM  
What I'm hearing is that I shouldn't like things that he doesn't like.

Good luck with that, asshole.
 
2022-12-08 6:19:02 PM  
Speaking of not liking, is his hair sprayed on?
 
2022-12-08 6:31:28 PM  
That's my boy.
 
2022-12-08 8:30:48 PM  
Nobody uses a microwave to save energy.  The microwave's primary role is to host the 30 second button.
 
2022-12-08 8:46:42 PM  
Deeze guys?

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2022-12-08 8:59:52 PM  
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If I'm in a financial position where I have to do that for everything I wanna heat up I'd almost rather just kill myself.
 
2022-12-08 9:07:05 PM  

IAmRight: If I'm in a financial position where I have to do that for everything I wanna heat up I'd almost rather just kill myself.


Yeah, I found the premise dubious and weird. Do people actually choose oven vs air fryer vs microwave based on energy costs? Is that a thing?

I have free gas for my kitchen range. But I still use the Instant Pot often because it's set-it-and-forget-it. I don't have to worry about boiling over or over cooking.
 
2022-12-08 9:13:42 PM  
"General equation is, find the wattage of an item, then work out how many kilowatts or what fraction of a kilowatt it's using, then multiply that by 34p per hour of use."
Martin continued: "If you had a 1000W microwave and you put it on for 10 minutes, one KWH for a sixth of an hour, a sixth of 34p is about 6p, shall we say? So it's 6p turning the microwave on for that amount of time. So yes it's a very useful equation."


If I had known there would be math I would not have bothered to read the article.
 
2022-12-08 9:13:54 PM  
I use my air fryer for certain things because it does a really good job of it.  I'm not worried about a few cents or a couple bucks in the long run.
 
2022-12-08 9:18:18 PM  

runwiz: "General equation is, find the wattage of an item, then work out how many kilowatts or what fraction of a kilowatt it's using, then multiply that by 34p per hour of use."
Martin continued: "If you had a 1000W microwave and you put it on for 10 minutes, one KWH for a sixth of an hour, a sixth of 34p is about 6p, shall we say? So it's 6p turning the microwave on for that amount of time. So yes it's a very useful equation."

If I had known there would be math I would not have bothered to read the article.


Worse, it's in Britain, so it's maths, which is more than one math.
 
2022-12-08 11:08:37 PM  

middleoftheday: Nobody uses a microwave to save energy.  The microwave's primary role is to host the 30 second button.


Hey, it's also a decent bread box when not in use.
 
2022-12-08 11:55:48 PM  

jaytkay: IAmRight: If I'm in a financial position where I have to do that for everything I wanna heat up I'd almost rather just kill myself.

Yeah, I found the premise dubious and weird. Do people actually choose oven vs air fryer vs microwave based on energy costs? Is that a thing?

I have free gas for my kitchen range. But I still use the Instant Pot often because it's set-it-and-forget-it. I don't have to worry about boiling over or over cooking.


Natural gas and electricity in the UK are both about double what they are in the US currently so if you're on a tight budget or fixed income it's probably part of your thought process.
 
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2022-12-09 12:30:47 AM  

middleoftheday: Nobody uses a microwave to save energy.  The microwave's primary role is to host the 30 second button.


It's a clock that occasionally cooks shiat
 
2022-12-09 5:09:50 AM  

robodog: Natural gas and electricity in the UK are both about double what they are in the US currently so if you're on a tight budget or fixed income it's probably part of your thought process.


Bears repeating; the UK are in some shiat economically and food has become a 'luxury', like it was during WWII/post WWII.

151: middleoftheday: Nobody uses a microwave to save energy.  The microwave's primary role is to host the 30 second button.

It's a clock that occasionally cooks shiat


I thought it was used to make the whole are smell of fish...
 
2022-12-09 5:10:16 AM  

mekkab: are


area, but I'll also accept arse.
 
2022-12-09 6:35:29 AM  
If you need to save money on energy costs for cooking, go with a slow cooker.  They use about as much energy as a light bulb.  Can't cook everything in one (obviously), but there are a ton of options -- some people even bake bread in them.  Curries, stews, chili, pulled pork, etc.

Have my breakfast of steel cut oats cooking in my 2 qt cooker right now.  Total cost is about 30 cents before adding a bit of maple syrup, which adds another 18 cents.
 
2022-12-09 8:19:10 AM  
I bought an antique toaster that runs at something high like 1200W. It toasts twice as fast, and doesn't dry out the bread compared to my modern toaster that probably runs at half that. I've never checked, but I assume this works out to be about even, power usage wise. Similar questions about modern ovens.
 
2022-12-09 10:41:20 AM  
If you have a female living with you, you can sous vide anything in her bath water before she gets in it.
 
2022-12-09 12:31:32 PM  
I use the air fryer or microwave in the warmer weather since they don't dump so much wasted heat into the house.
 
2022-12-09 5:03:23 PM  

Gough: I use the air fryer or microwave in the warmer weather since they don't dump so much wasted heat into the house.


ahh, that reminds of Britons being told to leave bathwater in the tub to keep the house warm
 
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