Green Kitchen: What Not to Buy for Cooking

If you are trying to make your home as green or eco-friendly as possible in the interests of looking after the planet, there are certain things that you should avoid buying when equipping your kitchen for cooking. This includes any kitchen appliances which you might buy and then not use very much. This is a waste of resources in raw materials to manufacturer the product as well as a waste of money.

Sometimes we are a little ambitious in our wish to be green and buy products which are supposed to help us attain a green lifestyle which do not get used as much as we expect. For example, we might buy a tomato juicer thinking that we will suddenly start making all our own sauces from raw tomatoes or start looking at dough mixers with the idea that we will make all our own bread in future. Then it just does not happen. Either pressures of time or the realization that it may actually use more energy to make our own food in small batches than buying good quality food from a store, prevent us from making more than a few attempts.

In addition to that, there are other gadgets which are just not necessary for a green lifestyle even though they sound like they are aimed at being healthier. An example of this is a juicer which uses huge amounts of power to extract juice from fruit and vegetables, when we are better off eating the whole produce and getting plenty of fiber instead of just juice.

Apart from appliances when considering what to cross off your shopping list in a green kitchen, there are disposable plastics and paper to replace in everyday use, including cling film which is otherwise so handy for sealing dishes in the microwave. Unfortunately, this is one of those petroleum products we should not be using when trying to cut our use of fossil fuels. Cover dishes in the microwave with a suitable size plate instead for a reusable solution.

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