Using your microwave to heat and reheat food instead of your stove or your oven can actually save you big time. “Microwaves use less energy than the stove and generate less heat to the surrounding areas. So especially in the hotter summer months, cooking simple microwave recipes can help you cut down your costs in two ways. One, you won’t be using as much energy on the meal; and two, you won’t be tempted to crank up the AC while it’s cooking,” says Matthias Alleckna, an energy analyst.
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