Microwave vs. Oven: Which is Greener for Reheating?

Microwave vs. Oven: Which is Greener for Reheating?

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Kate
Oct 16, 2007

Suggestions for using technology greener abound, and this post from Treehugger adds info about figuring out which is greener for reheating food: the microwave, or the oven. So what's the answer? Like many choices in the greening of our home technology, the answer isn't totally straight.

We've got a previous post about power consumption that gives you the resources to do the figuring on your own by filling in a form on-line, saving you from having to do the math yourself.

The Treehugger post also gets into the differences between different types of cookware. One especially easy step: use residual heat. Turn off the stove or oven a few minutes before the end of cooking, as the heat needed to finish cooking will still remain.

- Image by Joshua Davis.

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