Efficient Home Heating With Pellet Stoves

by web master •

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.

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …