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When cooking, you can save energy by making sure that you use the right size pots and pans. It may seem like a small thing but the right size - with a snug fitting lid will save you money and cut cooking time significantly. Using pans that fit the stove burners properly are more energy efficient. If you cook with gas, never allow the flames to lick up the outsides of the pan. You may think that your meal will cook faster but you are just wasting energy. The ideal height for maximum heating is to allow the burner flame to just cover the bottom of the pan. You will be surprised at how much less energy you need to cook. When using the oven, turn it off a half an hour before the finished cooking time. Your food will continue to finish without using more electricity or gas. Use toaster ovens or a microwave to reheat food.