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Stop peeking

Don’t open the oven door to peek at what’s cooking inside unless you actually need to check something. Instead, turn on the oven light and check the cooking status through the oven window.

**How this helps**

Heard the one about the watched pot? Well there’s a reason for it… opening the oven door lowers the temperature inside, by as much as 25 degrees. This wastes energy and increases cooking time as the oven must heat up again.

**More information**

– Lots of holiday tips from the Consumer Energy Center

**Related tips**

Don’t pre-heat the oven
Buy LED holiday lights

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