Using an electric oven for an hour creates about 2.7 pounds of carbon dioxide, heats up your house, and can cause your air conditioning to work overtime. To reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint, try some of these alternatives:
- A toaster oven creates 1.5 pounds of CO2 in 50 minutes.
- A microwave creates 0.5 pounds of CO2 in 15 minutes.
- A slow cooker creates 0.9 pounds of CO2 in seven hours.
Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Here are a bunch of easy slow cooker recipes to help get you through dinner without heating up your oven.