9 Ways to Be More Green in the Kitchen

Several Cleaning & Optimisation Tips for Your Cooker & Other Stuff You Have

Green Buildings and Eco-friendly Kitchens

People have always felt the need to be close to nature. Being
environmentally responsible and resource-efficient is a must to every
household and business. That is why during the last years the number of
green buildings all over the world grows. In the construction are
combinations of used non-toxic, recyclable and rapidly renewable
materials like glass, bamboo and straw, metal, stone. Geothermal
heating, wind or water turbines and solar panels are some of the most
common sources of eco-energy.
Growing plants on the roofs of the green
buildings helps in decreasing of the carbon dioxide and toxins in the
air. The water consumption is brought to a minimum. It is common for the
eco houses to have internal water recycling system that allows the
water to be used more than once before disposing of it. The cleaning and
maintenance of the Green buildings must also be environmentally
friendly. Use of detergents is brought to a minimum. Living and working
in an eco buildings is just one of the ways we can help Earth.
This may shock you, but there is one room in every house that never
stops to produce waste and pollutes the environment. Your kitchen is a
constant source of bad smells, bacteria and waste. Proper maintenance is
key to health
. One of the main danger zones, besides the trash can, is
the fridge. Always throw away the expired food and wash your fridge and
freezer inside. The second source of bad smell is the dirty extractor
You may never guess which is the third most dangerous zone is
your oven. Regular oven maintenance will remove all layers of grime and
filth. They are the main cause for germs spreading and the bad smell of
the food. Weekly cleaning can slow down the piling of the burnt grout,
but not for long. Professional oven cleaners recommend to deep clean
your oven 2-4 times a year, depending on the frequency of use. This way
you will stay healthy and your food will preserve its taste.

9 Ways to Go Green in Your Kitchen

1. Do your best to optimise the interior of your kitchen. Built in
appliances, drawers and all kinds of storage compartments will help you
make more space.
2. When choosing new materials for your kitchen make sure that they
are sustainable, recyclable and non-toxic.
The latest trend in home
design is using old furniture and antiques. You can return their glamour
with some DIY suggestions. That way you will have the unique design
that express your personality. The stubborn smells from the insides of
the old furniture could be removed with baking soda.
3. Choose the appliance and light that has less energy consumption
and gives best results.
Use daylight for as long as possible and don’t
forget to turn off the light when you are not in the room.
4. Give the candles a chance. Aromatic candles are a great way to
make your home cozy. Just make sure that you don’t leave them
5. Cook smart and use the maximum of the food products. If you
can’t cook the entire product at once, then store it for later. Your
other option is to turn the product into something else. For example,
use food peels and coffee as a natural fertiliser to your plants. If you
intend to make fruit salad with oranges you can grind a bit from the
orange crust first. Place the orange crust pilings in a jar and add
sugar. You can use them when preparing desserts or add them to your
coffee, cocoa or tea for better taste. Placing and orange peel on the
window in the summer is environmentally friendly way to protect yourself
from mosquitoes.
6. Never prepare more food than necessary. In case you do, then freeze it or share it.
7. When the door of the oven gets opened during cooking, the oven
needs more time
and more energy to compensate for the lost heat. Make
sure you check the food as rarely as possible. This will prevent the
heat from coming out and decrease your electricity consumption.
8. Grow herbs in your eco home and especially in the kitchen. That
way you will have an endless supply for your recipes. The plants will
absorb most of the bad smell and give a fresh vibe of the kitchen. Many
vegetables, like onion and celery, could be regrown. Use that knowledge
and decrease your shopping list.
9. Clean your kitchen on a regular basis. In everyday cleaning you
can use eco-friendly cleaning solutions with bicarbonate of soda, lemon,
vinegar, water, etc. Use essential oils (tea tree, lavender, lemongrass
and more) or olive oil when polishing the wooden surfaces.Still, to
preserve your oven and all appliance in their best condition and to
decrease the energy consumption you will need professional cleaners’
help. It is best to book an oven valeting service, extractor and fridge
cleaning at least twice a year. There is no secret that a
well-maintained stove decreases the energy consumption and gives the
food great taste.

It is never too late to go green and healthy!