According to London Cleaning System survey from 2017, the most time-consuming household chore is cooking. The average Brit spends 253 minutes per week in the kitchen cooking meals. That’s the equivalent of 219 hours per year, or 439 days over the course of your lifetime. That’s why following these simple tips can help in reducing energy usage.

If our goal is to keep both the heat and moisture in, we should keep the lid on, as this is the best way to achieve both.

It’s also good to choose the correct sized saucepan for the amount of food we are cooking. Cutting food into smaller pieces, choosing the right size of ring or burner on the cooker and putting lids on pots will all help to reduce cooking time and therefore save energy. For more simple energy saving tips come back next week and if you’ve got any comments or similar tips, please email them to