Save money baking by keeping the glass door on your oven
clean so you don't over bake or burn your food. Try not to open the oven
door, as it is not thrift friendly. Opening the oven door too much lets out heat
and uses more energy, changes baking time, and can cause fragile pastry to
You can turn the heat off
for the last 5 minutes of baking time. The oven should hold the
temperature that long.
some more frugal tips for using your oven:
- Multitask when you bake.
Make a batch of brownies, and put together the cookie dough while the brownies
- Have some potatoes ready to
put in the oven after baking to use leftover heat.
- Always test yeast before using
it to make sure it is still working. However, if you keep it in the
freezer it should stay active.
- Don't crowd baked items in the
oven or they won't bake correctly.
- Always use a toothpick and
test to see if a cake or pie is done.
- Don't overbake items or they
will dry out quickly.