Bread in a bread machine

Go Green: Use a Bread Machine

Did you know that bread makers aren’t just money savers but also energy-efficient? If you’ve been using one, you probably know that it can make more than bread; with it, you can make jam, pasta, pizza crust, even cake! It’s one hell of a kitchen device, really.

Bread out of bread machineBut what if you’re the type of person who’s concerned about the environment and the energy costs? Don’t worry; these gadgets got you covered.

According to a study, an average bread maker utilizes less energy than a coffee maker. Bread machines use about 9kwh per month if you base the calculations on a 600-watt device used on an average of 15 hours every month. Researchers from Which? also carried out a study in 2008. They found the following:

White bread in Standard program

Average cycle time: 3 hours 18 minutes

Average energy use: 0.36 kWh per loaf

Whole meal bread in Standard program

Average cycle time: 3 hours 54 minutes

Average energy use: 0.36 kWh per loaf

Compared to electric ovens which consume around 1.6kWh of energy for every use, bread machines use way less energy. If you choose a gas oven that uses about 1.5kWh of energy, bread makers would still be hailed as winners. Even if you utilize the most high-priced flour you can find for your recipe; you’ll still find the total costs cheaper.

Bread in a bread machine

Bread machines can also help you participate in a sustainable and organic living. You can choose to purchase organic flour and other healthier ingredients in bulk. And I’m sure you’ll love your homemade bread even more when they’re earth-friendly. The planet will also adore you more.

Making your bread in the comfort of your home will allow you to cut the use of your oven, which is a large appliance. And we know large appliances are the enemies of people who want to save energy and money. This is why bread machines are perfect replacements– they use small amounts of energy, which means you can use them often, and enjoy more loaves of bread for days!

 

 

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