There's an old saying that perfectly sums up summer cooking: "If you can't stand the heat-get out of the kitchen!" Sizzling summer temperatures can make cooking very unpleasant. After all， to keep indoor temperatures manageable?
However， feed our families and ourselves. So after everyone has had their fill of salads and no-bake meals， here are five ways to cook while minimizing heat output.
the toaster oven.
There are some things like bread， cookies， an oven. To minimize the amount of energy consumed and heat generated， smaller baking dishes， and be prepared for slight changes in cooking time and temperature. Before long， you will know exac!
2. Reduce boiling time.
When boiling pasta or vegetables， done. However， you can drastically cut down on the amount of heat your stove puts out by turning off the stove before the food is fully cooked. Pasta and vegetables will continue cooking remember to keep a lid on the pot to keep the heat contained.
3. Skip the preheating.
Almost all baked recipes tell you to preheat the oven. What a waste! Instead， pop your creation in the oven as you turn it on. When it is almost finished cooking， turn the oven off. The inside of the oven will stay very hot for quite some time-， half as m cook!
a crock pot.
Crock pots are the most energy efficient cooking appliances. Not only are they good for wintertime soups and chili， in the summer to cook an entire meal of chicken and vegetables， be sure to plan your meal ahead of time， crock pot cooking does take several hours.
Lastly， the best way to keep cool in the kitchen is like that old saying says-get out of it! Grilling is a great way to cook meats and vegetables when you can't stand to heat up the kitchen at all. You can make kabobs， burgers， steaks， fish， a grill basket to make a medley of grilled summer vegetables. Another popular grilling trick is to put entire ears of corn on the grill- and all! remember to soak the corn for about 15 min in a bowl of water to make sure that the don't dry out and catch fire.