Do you think cooking a lot during winter can help you save?

@Bebs08 (10685)
United States
February 12, 2010 12:12pm CST
I've read from one of the sites I've been to, in their tips on how to save. The author of the article said, you can save by cooking a lot of different recipes during winter. She is doing it. She does a lot of baking and keep it frozen till the time they will use it. You can also heat the house without using too much oil from your tank because the house is already hot because of too much using of the stove. But does she realize she is using too much electricity when she used the oven? What do you think? does cooking a lot help you save? Just curious of your opinion.
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@Raven1 (577)
• Australia
15 Feb 10
Cooking at home can save you huge amounts of money - summer and winter. If you buy pre-packaged food that is already made and you just heat it up, that's very expensive. Same with take-out. But if you learn to cook easy, tasty meals from scratch, they taste great, they're often healthier and they cost much less. - even with the cost of running the oven
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
24 Feb 10
yes that's true. Cooking a† home is cheaper than buying ready made food. But what about saving electricity when you cook a lot everyday specially during winter time to heat the house?
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
13 Feb 10
This makes sense to me especially if you cook several meals at the same time in the oven. I can cook three casseroles and freeze them for later on and a host of other meals too and cakes. Cakes keep very well frozen as do other things. Yep - this could work but she would have to do a lot of baking. They say that it is always good to keep your freezer well full all of the time too.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
14 Feb 10
That's right!! I heard it from her. But some people don't like to eat frozen food. Well, if you are busy all the time, this style of cooking would work for busy people.
@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Yep cooking a lot saves you money. That's why I cook because I can't spend too much on take out food. I don't want to though :( I don't use the oven that much.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
14 Feb 10
O yeah, We don't always have take out.. only when it is needed by circumstance. But most of the time, we are eating freshly cook food at home. I never cook a lot at one time too.
@salonga (27835)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
Oh I can't find any practicality in cooking more than I could consume. That is waste of energy and besides I don't enjoy eating food that has been stored for long. I want to eat freshly baked and freshly cooked bread and dishes all the time. I don't think I would tire up myself cooking all the time just to keep the house warm. Ha!ha!ha!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
14 Feb 10
hahaha!! correct specially in the Philippines we don't need to warm our h ouse we need to cool them off. well, most people here in America are very busy working and they felt lazy doing anything after work even to cook their food. Most of them here have ready made food which they will just heat in the microwave then done. The reason some of them cook a lot and put in on the ref. I don;t like to eat refrigerated food too. I like hot and fresh.
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
12 Feb 10
Hmm, using a refrigerator to keep the food in good condition for a long time. I don't see it as a good idea because it will consume more and more power. I mean first you have to cook it and then you will have to keep it in refrigerator! For me, cook whenever you need it!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
14 Feb 10
That's right too. But for people who are very busy and has no time to cook every now and then, they preferred to cook a lot and refrigerate it for future consumption.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I could see it saving money in the long run because you are getting double the value out of the heat from the oven. You are using it to cook the food as well as heat the house. Later on when you pull that loaf of bread you baked out of the freezer you don't have to use any heat to consume the bread.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
14 Feb 10
Well, that might make sense. It really help to heat up the house during winter when you keep on using your oven.
• United States
12 Feb 10
It can save you money on the take out end of it. I don't cook at home that oftenbut,I don't eat out that often either we eat ready made foos which cost so much more to feed the two of us.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
14 Feb 10
that's right!! ready made food is costly. Cooking at home could help us saved.
@chulce (1539)
• United States
15 Feb 10
It all depends on the type of meals that are prepared. Now if the person that wrote the article is doing crock pot cooking, this can save you quite a bit of money and it does help warm up at least the kitchen some what. Cooking in a corck pot to slow cook something uses a lot less energy than a stove. However, you can't make all of your meals in a crock pot. It is possible that she is cooking one large meal like a roast and then using it in separate dishes to create other meals as well. By doing so, you aren't having to run the stove as much, but it still does help to warm your home.
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