#GoWilde Week 31: Put a Lid on It

There is a simple step you can do while cooking that will save you time, money AND energy- put a lid on your pots! By putting lids on pots cooking food, food will cook faster thus less energy will be needed. It also helps limit the amount of extra heat coming into your home, which in these hot summer months can make a big difference.

During cooking, steam rises from the food and takes with it a proportion of the heat energy we are putting in with gas or electricity. By keeping that steam and energy in the pot with the food, we reduce the amount of heat energy we need- about 75% of heat energy savings! In addition to all that energy you will be saving, lids also come in handy to reduce splatter and messes from cooking foods.

So #GoWilde this week and put a lid on it!