Every time you heat up your oven it takes up to 10 minutes to
bring your oven up to 350 degrees. Try and combine cooking tasks by either
cooking two items at the same time, or putting another item in when the first
one is done.
You can also exercise thrift by just using
the residual heat when you turn the oven off. Put in a few potatoes to
cook after you turn the oven off. They will get soft enough that you can
grate them in the morning and use them for hash brown potatoes.
some additional frugal tips to save money on
you oven is still working, but you don't like the color, spray it with appliance
paint. It will peel on the stove top after a few years, but you can spray it again. If you
can put off buying a new oven until your other appliances need replacing, you
can get a package deal and save money.
- If you don't want a stainless
steel oven, you can find white and black ovens in the classifieds and on
Craigslist. They are often discarded, in good condition, by people
upgrading their kitchens.