With over 500 languages spoken and more than 250 ethnic groups across Nigeria, the flavors we use in our recipes may vary a bit, but we all share a common love for continuing the tradition of our family recipes.
Technological advancements in kitchen appliances, with updated energy-saving and convenience features, can make the heart of our homes even more enjoyable – as well as budget friendly. There are so many new energy-saving refrigerators, ovens and other kitchen tools, large and small, that can help keep the bills from heating up.
Knowing the expense of these new kitchen tools is a smart investment for long term savings, and might be just the push you need to get cooking on the purchase of some updated appliances.
Improve the heart of your home
When it’s time to get new appliances in your kitchen, you want to be sure you make the best choices for this central heart of your home and its design, that will last and save you money. Your most used machines are your refrigerator, range or cooking spot, and dishwasher.
Energy saving features are now built into most newer appliance models, with timers that will turn on and off your stove if you forget, quiet and water-saving dishwashers that use as little water as needed to clean the dishes, and even motion-sensor sinks that put out water only when you’re actively working with your hands under the faucet.
Solar power has a bright future
Mini grids that provide solar power are increasing in popularity all over the country, making it easier to run all machines in your house throughout the day and the night, worry-free.
Cutting down the need for generators and gasoline can be a great stress-reliever along with the ability to run televisions, wash clothes, keep your food refrigerated and cook all at the same time. First things first.
Take your energy source into consideration before purchasing anything new for your home to be sure you are making the right choice, and installing new appliances that work with your energy source.
Depending on how tech-savvy you are – and how tech-savvy you want your home to be – you can find appliances, and almost every gadget for your kitchen, that can be programmed by you from your smart phone.
There are many “smart” features beyond the ability to turn things on and off, such as refrigerators you can see inside (yes, on your phone screen) to know when you are out of milk. Just remember, when it’s time to make changes to your kitchen, you do have the power to conserve energy and save money in a number of ways.