Go Back   The 75 and ZT Owners Club Forums > Social Forums > Social Forum
Register FAQ Image Gallery Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25th March 2022, 08:56   #1
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 13,542
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 2,970 Times in 2,125 Posts
Default Saving money on electric

Watching a program last night and it was saying about the cost of cooking using electric.
To reduce cost...... use a slow cooker.

May not be able to cook everything via a slow cooker but as the advert goes " Every Little Helps".

May be we should have a section, money saving tips..... only joking.

empty your car of junk, pump the tyres up. Replace that full size spare with a space saver if you are doing local journeys. Drive with windows closed


macafee2
macafee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 09:50   #2
MSS
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 CDT, Jaguar XF-S 3.0 V6, V'xhall Omega 2.5 V6 Auto Estate, Twintop 1.8 VVT and Corsa 1.2

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 6,790
Thanks: 255
Thanked 548 Times in 382 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by macafee2 View Post
Watching a program last night and it was saying about the cost of cooking using electric.
To reduce cost...... use a slow cooker.

May not be able to cook everything via a slow cooker but as the advert goes " Every Little Helps".

May be we should have a section, money saving tips..... only joking.

empty your car of junk, pump the tyres up. Replace that full size spare with a space saver if you are doing local journeys. Drive with windows closed


macafee2

Of course, the most important is not to accelerate or drive too fast. A steady 55 is about 10%-15% more economical than a steady 70MPH on an A road journey. Then there is walking instead of driving for very short trips to the local shop etc.
__________________
Member of the Peasant Underdog Class, Grade 1
MSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 10:27   #3
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 13,542
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 2,970 Times in 2,125 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MSS View Post
Of course, the most important is not to accelerate or drive too fast. A steady 55 is about 10%-15% more economical than a steady 70MPH on an A road journey. Then there is walking instead of driving for very short trips to the local shop etc.
local shops, what are those Even a cycle ride to the shops and back would mean I could not sit on a saddle for a week or two.

macafee2
macafee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 14:16   #4
wraymond
I will find or make a way
 
wraymond's Avatar
 
75 Auto 2.5 SE

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westcliff on Sea
Posts: 4,821
Thanks: 432
Thanked 1,639 Times in 990 Posts
Default

Saving money on electric:

Recently changed a perfectly good gas cooker about 10 years old for an electric one. Brilliant. Side issue? No naked flames in the kitchen anymore. Even more brilliant. No nutritional difference observed.

Adjusted central heating and water timing planner to only provide a tank of hot water when it is actually needed, ie early morning (7.00 am) for an hour and an hour in the evening.

Turned the gas boiler (in the garage) down to about one third of its range. Expect the combined difference to be marginal but adequate. Don't even have to wear a cardy.
__________________
member no. 235
wraymond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 14:59   #5
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 13,542
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 2,970 Times in 2,125 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wraymond View Post
Saving money on electric:

Recently changed a perfectly good gas cooker about 10 years old for an electric one. Brilliant. Side issue? No naked flames in the kitchen anymore. Even more brilliant. No nutritional difference observed.

Adjusted central heating and water timing planner to only provide a tank of hot water when it is actually needed, ie early morning (7.00 am) for an hour and an hour in the evening.

Turned the gas boiler (in the garage) down to about one third of its range. Expect the combined difference to be marginal but adequate. Don't even have to wear a cardy.
omg I miss my gas CH and cooker. Electric seems to heat quicker but the oven in no where near as easy to use and when a saucepan boils over, water goes everywhere as the electric hob is flat.

macafee2
macafee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 17:05   #6
wraymond
I will find or make a way
 
wraymond's Avatar
 
75 Auto 2.5 SE

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westcliff on Sea
Posts: 4,821
Thanks: 432
Thanked 1,639 Times in 990 Posts
Default

Who's doin' the cookin'? You, or Mrs. Macafee?
__________________
member no. 235
wraymond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 17:24   #7
roverbarmy
This is my second home
 
roverbarmy's Avatar
 
Roverless + 1.7D Sportage

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: East Norfolk
Posts: 6,328
Thanks: 699
Thanked 1,973 Times in 1,411 Posts
Default

We fitted a new electric cooker and hob to replace our old gas cooker when we did our kitchen over "lockdown". Both are "A" grade in terms of economy. The induction hob is a Bosch and the oven is a Neff (couldn't get both the same at the time due to supply issues). The big difference is the speed of cooking. It is sooooo fast! It took some getting used to at first. The induction hob is super responsive so you need to watch it carefully when bringing stuff to the boil etc., as it will soon boil over if on full power.

Early signs are that it is much more economical due to the speed. Food tastes as good, if not better and we have also purchased an electric pressure cooker (also very quick) for ease.

The best of all is the lack of condensation (from burning gas flames). In winter, we always had to dry all the windows on cold mornings. We occasionally need to only dry the bottom edge now.

The cooker and hob were both expensive options but well worth the extra initial expense. You can't really wander off when you are cooking as it is so fast.
__________________
Oil in my veins!
roverbarmy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 18:18   #8
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 13,542
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 2,970 Times in 2,125 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wraymond View Post
Who's doin' the cookin'? You, or Mrs. Macafee?
me every day except thursday when she cooks fish

macafee2
macafee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 18:19   #9
macafee2
This is my second home
 
Rover 75 Saloon & Tourer

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Lincoln
Posts: 13,542
Thanks: 1,599
Thanked 2,970 Times in 2,125 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roverbarmy View Post
We fitted a new electric cooker and hob to replace our old gas cooker when we did our kitchen over "lockdown". Both are "A" grade in terms of economy. The induction hob is a Bosch and the oven is a Neff (couldn't get both the same at the time due to supply issues). The big difference is the speed of cooking. It is sooooo fast! It took some getting used to at first. The induction hob is super responsive so you need to watch it carefully when bringing stuff to the boil etc., as it will soon boil over if on full power.

Early signs are that it is much more economical due to the speed. Food tastes as good, if not better and we have also purchased an electric pressure cooker (also very quick) for ease.

The best of all is the lack of condensation (from burning gas flames). In winter, we always had to dry all the windows on cold mornings. We occasionally need to only dry the bottom edge now.

The cooker and hob were both expensive options but well worth the extra initial expense. You can't really wander off when you are cooking as it is so fast.

would an extractor fan be the answer for condensation?

macafee2
macafee2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th March 2022, 18:24   #10
MarkS
Gets stuck in
 
Rover 75 Diesel Tourer, called Perseverance

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bournemouth
Posts: 618
Thanks: 189
Thanked 155 Times in 107 Posts
Smile

4 suggestions to save money.

1) Electric Halogen oven.
£30 from Aldi, with a 3 year warranty (keep the receipt).
Basically a turbo fan oven in a glass bowl. Very fast to warm up.
1400 W rather than 3500W for a full oven. Has been measured to use less than 40% of the energy of my fan oven, over the entire cooking cycle. And faster.
Easy to clean. Ideal for one person, or two with smaller appetites.

2) A dessicant based dehumidifier, such as the highly recommended Meaco DD8L. (~£250). Very effective at lower temperatures, such as caravans, garages and R75s.
Keeps the house dry, significantly reduces heat loss by keeping walls drier. Stops all damp on windows, except under extremely cold weather.
Absolutely no mould ever again.
Only ever runs when needed.

3) Marry a Yorkshire lass (without a deadly right hook) !
(Preferably not Mrs Delphine Featherstone, the Black Widow!)

4) Treat her to a fur coat. Then you can turn the heating down when you go out, and she won't freeze...

Last edited by MarkS; 15th May 2022 at 20:11.. Reason: Latrodectus Northernus
MarkS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:40.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2022, The Rover 75 & MG ZT Owners Club Ltd