Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen’

Energy Efficient Ecolectric Toaster

ecolectrictoasterNot electricity-free, but apparently 34% less electricity than other toasters – not a bad start!

Made by Morphy Richards, it seems to be available almost everywhere for around £34-35. You can get one from the Good Energy shop, which would seem to be an ethical way to buy.

Shopping List – latest update

Steadily firming up the shopping list for our new house – here’s the latest list, with links. 

Kitchen

Dining Room

  • Expandable table

Playroom

  • Instant-heat to stand in front of (Gas?)

Lounge

  • Wood-fired stove
  • Central Pendant light in diffusing shade – 12v CFL?
  • Two Standard/Reading Lamps – 12v CFL?

Garden

  • Kitchen Scraps Compost: Black Soldier Fly Composter / Worm Farm 
  • Firewood store, and at least 12m³ of wood
  • Greenhouse with Aquaponics system

Heating & Hot Water

Power & Light

Water

Peak-Oil Kitchen Gadgets – Slow Cooker

thermax_slow_cooker

An interesting one this – a slow cooker based on a thermos. Basically you heat up the pot of food and then pop it into the insulated flask. It’ll keep cooking for eight hours. Think of the energy you save – it only needs to be on the stove for about 20 minutes to cook a whole dinner.

thermos-shuttle-chefHere’s what one actually looks like – the 4.5 litre “Thermos Shuttle Chef” – and you can get them from Amazon for under £80.

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