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Buying Guide: Top Energy-Efficient Kitchen Appliances

Our buying experts have put together this guide to offer you advice on the very latest eco-friendly appliances that will help you save time and money in the kitchen.

Smart tap that measures water

Save water with a revolutionary tap that means you’ll never overfill a pan or need a kettle again! Blanco EVOL-S Pro measures the water it dispenses to save you water (and money). Plus, it has boiling and filtered water options too.

Energy smart dishwasher

Dishwashing has never been so eco-friendly. Choose one with an eco-cycle or feature to save water. AEG’s QuickSelect dishwasher advises you on how to optimize energy and water consumption via the ecometer.

Triple-glazed oven

A fan-assisted oven is more energy efficient as it helps cook at lower temperatures by circulating the air around the food. Look for an oven with a triple-glazed door, as this will keep the heat in and cook food quicker such as NEFF’s Slide&Hide electric oven.

90% efficient hobs

Induction hobs are 90% efficient compared to around 60% for gas. Induction creates heat directly in the base of the pan. This efficiency also means that induction is super-fast and can boil a litre of water in under 90 seconds – faster than most kettles!

Clever fresh food technology

The average UK home wastes about 20% of food bought each year. With AEG’s TwinTech technology your food can stay fresher for longer and with two cooling systems it creates the perfect humidity in the fridge with no frost in the freezer!

Energy labels explained…

Of course, it goes without saying, look at the energy label rating to see how eco-friendly your appliances are.

There is a new generation of energy labels that came into effect from March 2021.

There is one single scale for all rescaled products, covering from A to G. A+, A++ and A+++ are not in use anymore. The colour scale in the label hasn’t been changed.

In fact, under the new energy rating scale, products that were once classified as A+++ in 2020, are now likely rated B or C. A++ is now classified as D or E, and A+ will find themselves F or G rated.

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