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How to reduce food waste and save money in the kitchen
Your kitchen at IKEA
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A lot of things go into a kitchen – food, energy, water – and a lot of waste comes out. However, a few smart choices will minimize traffic at both ends – and help you be kinder to both your wallet and the planet.
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Induction transfers heat directly into your cookware and not the cooktop's surface. And as no heat escapes you can cook your meals faster, which means more me-time for you.
Jars with aroma-tight lids will help you cut down on food waste. Not only do they keep dry goods fresher longer, they're also great for trying out your pickling and preserving skills. A kitchen scale will make sure you get your proportions just right, and make your raw ingredients go further.
Filling your sink uses a lot of water, especially if it’s on the larger side. And it’s water you probably don’t need for most washing tasks. Placing a smaller tub in your sink and using that to wash in will cut down on your water consumption.
One way to make your kitchen more sustainable is to consider the materials you use. FRÖJERED bamboo fronts drawer are a good choice because bamboo grows fast and is highly durable. And it looks pretty good too.
Keeping a constant supply of chilled water in the fridge means you won't have to run the faucet to get cold water, which, in the summer months can take a really long time. And adding a lazy Susan means things won't get forgotten. Because no one enjoys finding green, furry things in the fridge.
A kitchen recycling station needn’t take up a lot of space. If you have a spare nook or corner, you can put a few large bags on the floor, and you’re good to go. Add some shelving and a rail and you have extra storage too. And if you want to keep everything out of sight, just hang up a curtain.
Creating a recycling station in your kitchen is great, but it can be a bit unsightly or in the way. So why not assign a deep drawer – or drawers – to the task? This way you get the function without all the fuss.