I was making dinner last night when I discovered that the peas in the pot sitting on the back burner of my old electric stove were already hot! How did this happen? Old stove with the oven vent on the back.
So it occurred to me that I just heated a can of peas using the heat from the oven while it cooked the chicken…that has to save at least a buck!
I don’t know how much I saved but I’m sure there are plenty of people out there like me who have an old stove that vents at the back. I believe new stoves are the same but this is a personal experience post that I’m hoping I can pass on to others as a trick until they have a new stove;-)
The chicken had to bake in a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes and it was in the last 10 minutes I thought to turn on the peas to discover they were hot!
It was a fluke that I had opened them and sat them on that burner but if the heat vented from an oven can reheat a can of peas without turning on the burner how much money will I save on hydro over time? Its hard to calculate.
Its a cheap trick from a cheap chick…
Shelby Cooper is the Cheap Chick…wink!