A green kitchen is a kitchen that follows principles of eco-sustainability both in the furnishing of the environment and in the acquisition of habits that aim to protect the environment, reducing consumption, emissions and food waste
The theme of sustainability is central in this period, also because Italians have shown a greater sensitivity to this aspect of daily life, also guided by ecological battles and by a new education for the environment that finds its roots in the so-called generation Z, that of those born between 1990 and 2010, who are supporters of an environmentally conscious life. This attention also passes through purchasing choices and 72% of Italians prefer to buy from a company that is attentive to sustainability. All this is essential to understand the new economic scenarios and to create products in line with these preferences. And Italy is committed to exploiting this primacy in environmental sustainability to plan the Europe of the future, especially after the pandemic that has completely upset our lives.
Furniture trends and household appliance manufacturers therefore focus on the green aspect in renovation proposals and, when we talk about energy in particular, the kitchen comes into play, which is the home environment in which there are more appliances. and that it needs energy to function.
But how is a “green” cuisine made? Let’s see together some aspects to consider to make your home a place where respect for the environment guides habits and purchasing choices.
Low consumption appliances in a green kitchen
The first step to create a green kitchen is the choice of low consumption appliances. Thanks to the energy label, which is the identity card of the appliance, we can choose appliances that allow you to save up to 60% of energy. Particular attention must be paid to the energy class when choosing refrigerators and dishwashers, the appliances that absorb the most energy in the kitchen. For the hob, on the other hand, it is preferable to opt for the induction one, which allows you to calibrate consumption based on the pan used and the food to be cooked, and is less dispersive than the hobs. For household appliances, an important help also comes from technology: there are in fact numerous apps that help consumers remotely and efficiently manage household appliances.
A green kitchen is also a functional kitchen. Household appliances, in order to maintain efficiency they need periodic maintenance, which must be carried out with constant cleaning and small precautions to keep its performance unchanged. Services such as Sulsicuro.it offer numerous indications on the maintenance of household appliances and on the periodic checks to be carried out, in order to avoid unnecessary energy consumption and safeguard the life of the appliance, without the need to replace it, thus creating a bulky waste to be disposed of before time.
The consumption of household appliances can also be reduced thanks to some green habits, which avoid wasting energy. For cooking, for example, it is important always use the lid to avoid dispersion. When you turn on the oven, it is essential to know that the heat remains unchanged for up to 20 minutes after it is turned off. It is therefore possible to complete cooking with the oven off to reduce energy consumption. Finally, it is preferable use the dishwasher with a full load, because it works more efficiently, without wasting water, detergent and electricity.