Slow cookers, commonly called Crock Pots,cost only 10¢ – 25¢ of electricity to run for eight hours, making them an energy efficient way to prepare a meal. Because you typically cook an entire meal in a crock pot, you have less clean up, which saves both water and labor.


Sometimes thinking green can leave a very good taste in your mouth, especially if you pull your slow cooker out of storage. Sometimes referred to as a Crock Pot, this appliance was very popular in the early seventies. The energy use of a slow cooker will vary depending on what part of the country you live in, but on the average it will only cost you anywhere from ten cents to a quarter to run for 8 hours. But the savings goes beyond energy. Because you typically cook an entire meal in a crock pot, you have less to clean up, which saves not only energy but also water. Then you have the bonus savings. Since you just put everything in the pot and walk away, you’re also saving time. Now that’s what I like to call a triple green savings!

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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