How can I find an efficient electric oven for my kitchen?
My electrical oven adds a tremendous amount of heat to the house. The top surface, beneath the broiler pans, is 175 degrees when the oven is at 350. The sides of the oven are at 125 degrees.
The expensive ovens don’t seem any better. A GE smoothtop range I used in a rental condo blew air through vents at the top of the door – it seemed to be for keeping the door cool to prevent folks from burning themselves on the door. The fan continued to operate for about 15 minutes after the oven was turned off.
I looked at EPA and they have no energy star ratings for residential ovens. And their ‘tips for efficient cooking’ are worthy of mention in Martin’s “Stupid Energy-Saving Tips” blog post 🙂
Do you know any way I can rate electrical ovens for efficiency?