With pies in the oven and families gathering throughout the nation for Thanksgiving, we take this opportunity to gather, give thanks, and give back. Not only do we have a passion for helping the environment, we recognize there are many families in our local communities in need. This week our employees gathered to share a meal and to take the opportunity to donate canned goods to local food banks in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, and New Mexico. Thanks to these donations, we’ll be able to help a lot of families fully enjoy this holiday.
In addition to thanking our employees, we’d also like to thank our customers. Your support throughout the years has been deeply appreciated, and we would not be where we are today without you. And to further show our thanks, we’d like to share some tips to help you keep your kitchen energy efficient and your electric bill down this Thanksgiving while you cook.
Don’t make your electric meter work harder this Thanksgiving!
Energy Efficient Thanksgiving Cooking Tips
- Make sure your turkey is the correct size for your group. The larger a turkey is, the longer it needs to be cooked. So getting a turkey just big enough for you and your guests will help save time and energy.
- Instead of thawing your turkey out in the fridge, let it sit in cool water. Your fridge won’t have to consume electricity to warm up your bird, and you won’t have to constantly open and close it to check how thawed out the turkey is.
- Try to cook dishes side-by-side in the oven. By doing this, you’ll be reducing the time you have to spend in the kitchen, and you’ll be more efficient with your energy usage.
- Instead of keeping drinks in the fridge, put them in a cooler or an ice bucket. This will keep them cold, and people won’t have to keep opening your refrigerator to get a drink.
- After you’re all done eating, let your leftover food cool a bit before you put them in the fridge. If your food is still hot when you put it away, it will take longer for your refrigerator to cool them down, which means it will draw on more energy.
From our Sunpro family to yours, we would like to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!