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Use the microwave

When reheating food, or cooking small portions, use the microwave instead of the oven or range.

**How this helps**

Because it takes so much less time to cook in the microwave, you use a lot less energy — even if the microwave draws more power. According to Energy Star, cooking small portions or reheating food in the microwave can save up to 80% of the energy used if you reheated in the oven.

**More information**

– Kitchen energy-saving tips from Energy Star
Top 20 microwave recipes from

**Related tips**

Boil your pasta in less water
– Fill the dishwasher
Fill up your fridge

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