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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.


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Here are some additional frugal tips to save money on ovens.

-  If 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.








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