Efficient Home Heating With Pellet Stoves

by Benjamin Roman •

The newest generation of home heating stoves, which burn fuel pellets instead of firewood, can be a great choice for fending off winter’s chilly temperatures.  Pellet stoves are available in a wide range of styles and designs, and they can provide an extremely fuel-efficient source of heat.


The Best Toaster Ovens

by Justin Thomas •

The Best Toaster Ovens What are the best toaster ovens? Toaster ovens are efficient devices for cooking small meals. They typically use two 750 watts heating elements and draw a total 1500 watts, whereas electric ranges draw about 3000 watts (and thus require a 240 volt electric socket). Toaster ovens also heat up more quickly, due to their smaller size. …


Pizza Oven by PizzaMax

by Justin Thomas •

Here’s a pizza oven that costs $89 and reportedly cooks pizzas using less electricity than a regular oven. The PizzaMax Pizza Oven. is made from commercial- grade polished stainless steel and has an automatic timer. Review via Kitchen Contraptions


Wolf Induction Cooktop

by Justin Thomas •

This new cooktop from Wolf uses induction to cook food efficiently, while the cooking surface stays cool to the touch. You must use a pan made of a magnetic material like stainless steel or cast iron. Induction stovetops are about 85-90% energy efficient, compared electric elements which are only 65-85% efficient. The manufacturer also claims that the rate of heat …


Solar Grill by Tammock Trading

by Justin Thomas •

This grill from Tammock Trading in Switzerland can barbecue fish, chicken, vegetables and steaks. The Solar-Grill has a flexible mirror, which focuses the sun beams on the self-contained barbecue cup, allowing it to heat up. Your meal is heated evenly from all sides, without direct irradiation by sunlight. The price is 180 Euros, which is about $217 US dollars. Via …


Ecoflame: Fuel Made from Sugar Cane

by Justin Thomas •

Ecoflame is a cooking fuel made out of sugar cane. Apparently it burns cleaner, hotter and more efficiently than petroluem-based fuels. It’s an ethanol-based fuel made from natural sugar cane alcohol. Sugar cane is a renewable resource, but it does require a lot of water to grow. Still, most other heating fuel products are poisonous and derivatives of petroleum and …

Premier Peerless 36 " Natural Gas or LP Range – GAK

by Justin Thomas •

Manufacturer Notes: Beware of new stoves with a 500 watt electric glow bar pilot in the oven that runs orange hot all the time the oven is in use, consuming power rapidly. Peerless Premier kitchen stoves offer convenient electronic spark to light the burners automatically, and to ignite a gas pilot light in the oven only when the oven is …