Whilst the Western world grapples with mountains of debt, poor credit conditions and rising unemployment, many home dwellers will be wondering when all the bad financial news will come to an end. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do, specifically in your kitchen, that will bring back the feel-good factor and help you save money in the process.
So, here are three must have electrical appliances for your kitchen:
There is nothing on earth more satisfying, especially during the cold winter months, than a delicious hot stew, with tender meat that falls apart and melts in the mouth, soft, sweet root vegetables and flecks of pearl barley, all covered in a beautiful, velvety gravy.
With a slow cooker, you can make meals like this simply and economically. Simply choose your ingredients, place them in your slow cooker, add your cooking liquor (stock or water) season gently and turn on your slow cooker. You can do this in the morning before leaving for work, and on return, you’ll find the kitchen filled with delicious smelling aroma of hearty stew filling the air.
The best part is that slow cookers use minimal electricity to maintain a constant low temperature – so they’re kind to your energy bill too.
Home-made bread is simply delicious, but with the express speed at which modern day lifestyles takes us, spending time kneading and waiting for dough to rise can be inconvenient. Modern breadmakers are relatively cheap, have various settings for making different kinds of bread as well as timers so you can set them to bake during the early hours of the morning ready for breakfast.
Shop bought bread is becoming increasingly expensive, and so long-term, homemade bread is a money saver.
Now you’ve made your bread, you’ll need a toaster to make hot buttered toast with lashings of strawberry jam (or your favourite topping). A good toaster is essential for keeping costs down as they can save you money by applying heat directly to your bread as closely as possible. Using the grill on your cooker to do this wastes a lot of heat that costs you money.
Simple, everyday kitchen electrical appliances that are easy to find, buy and use. These three items of electrical cooking equipment alone could save you a considerable sum, as well as making your day more efficient by saving you time.
Paul Banbury loves to cook using wholesome ingredients and following traditional, heart-warming recipes. he recognises the need for home cooks to be thrifty and save money on their energy bills. He recommend Electrical Discount UK for cooking appliances such as electric cookers and breadmakers.