When you undergo a complete kitchen renovation, you don't only have the opportunity to reimagine your kitchen space aesthetically – you also have the opportunity to decide how your kitchen works functionally. As climate change becomes a more pressing concern with every year, you might be wondering how you can incorporate greener functionality into your kitchen.
This will essentially come down to the appliances that you choose for your kitchen renovation. If you wish to err on the side of green and eco-friendly living, you should consider these appliances for your kitchen upgrade.
Magnetic induction cooktop. If you are the kind of person who always has numerous pots and pans on the stove bubbling away while you are taking are of the evening's family dinner, you should consider ways that you can reduce wasted heat energy. One of the best ways of doing so is with a magnetic induction cooktop. Unlike regular stovetops that heat up the air between the stove and the pan, a magnetic induction cooktop actually transfers heat directly to the cookware, ensuring minimal loss of heat energy. The heat will be generated extremely quickly and it is easy to adjust.
Microwave oven. Okay, so microwaves are not exactly anything new in the kitchenware market, but there are many people that might not realise that this is an energy saving appliance as well as a really useful addition to the kitchen for heating up simple meals. In fact, it has been shown that using a microwave oven instead of a conventional oven can save energy use by up to two thirds. So get to the store and upgrade your microwave to something really snazzy for your kitchen renovation.
Dishwasher. The kitchen is not only a place where you cook meals for your family—it's also a space where you have to wash the dishes. If you haven't thought about investing in a dishwasher before, now is the time to do so, as a dishwasher will typically use half the energy and a sixth of the water, which is a massive energy saving. Upgrade to an energy efficient dishwasher, and your energy savings will be even greater. All energy efficient products have a star rating from one to six; the more stars the appliance has, the more efficient it will be, so make sure you look out for those stars when you are in the store.
For more information, contact a company like Cavallo Kitchens.