Sunday, 8 January 2012

Economical energy

We bought the new mini-oven in Lidl's on Thursday because I had seen it recommended on Frugal Queen's blog, and having had the energy monitor for several months now, I have become aware of how much electricity the main oven uses.

This afternoon, I cooked the scone pudding, some roast potatoes and a half-batch of scones for tomorrow's lunchboxes. Whereas the energy monitor would have been up in the high 40s or low 50s if I had had the main oven on, the mini oven never pushed the monitor beyond 18p/hour. And it wasn't the only thing on - there was a tv, 2 laptops and a couple of lights on as well!

The roast potatoes were pretty scrummy!

And there are just enough scones left for the lunchboxes as they have been tested!

4 comments:

laura @ nomorespending said...

Hi Morgan
I've been mulling over buying one of these ovens for ages- I'm doing the no spend challenge, but the thought of reducing our electricity usage is very tempting.

saving for travel said...

Sounds like a great buy!

Great news on energy use.


You're doing great!

Sft x

Morgan said...

Hi Laura

I understand the No Spend challenge, and I appreciate where you are coming from BUT although I am also trying to have a Low spend month, I also know that the way Lidl works, this offer won't be around another month! Lakeland has a similar kind of oven on its website which I could buy anytime, but it is another £100 on top of what I paid for this one!
I'm concentrating on the groceries to save this month, and I suppose I am "sweating the small stuff" - I already bought a washing machine this month because we needed one.

All things in moderation, including challenges!

Thanks for commenting, guys xx

Wannabe Sybil said...

I got a mini oven (that looks inferior to yours lol) from Amazon quite inexpensively. I haven't got an energy monitor and my main oven is weird and gas and grossly unreliable. I just find the mini oven so much easier - easier to clean, and with my joints and having the oven on a counter it is much easier to get stuff in and out of! WS