gas-1540270_640Choosing the type of appliance to use for cooking can be a bit tricky. This is true especially if you are really conscious on what the best is for the environment. The most common options are gas and electric cookers. Both are ideal for cooking in a modern kitchen setting. If you are to ask though which of these two is better for the environment, most people would tell you, that electric cookers are less environment-friendly.

You just have to imagine burning coal just to get heat coming out of your cooker. This would be very damaging to the environment. However, despite the negative effects of using electricity, it is important to note that there really are no regulations in using either type of appliance. This is because the carbon emitted by both is less significant than the amount produced by automobiles and other carbon-emitting appliances being used on a daily basis. Even if electric cookers consume electricity, it is still way less than what you use for other appliances like refrigerator or dryer. Therefore, it is not really that bad after all.

Besides, it does not guarantee that gas cookers are perfect for the environment. They are also connected to natural gas pipelines and they also emit a little carbon. Again, the amount is not that significant, so it really does not matter.

Your preference

Ultimately, you choose based on what you think is perfect for your needs. For instance, you might want gas cookers if you wish to cook right away. Electric cookers would take time before heating up the pan. You would also want a gas cooker if you wish to easily control the temperature. Adjusting the heat that comes out of it is very easy.

In terms of the risk, both choices come with a risk. Electric cookers may cause fire in the same way that gas cookers do. However, fire can be prevented if you use these appliances properly. You should also observe safety measures to avoid problems from escalating.

 Take experts’ advice

There are different laws covering the use of kitchen appliances in different states and in different countries. It is important that you heed the advice of the government especially when it comes to cooking appliances. Currently, there are not a lot of limitations on what you can use. Your decision will still prevail in the end. However, if there will be changes in the future, especially to promote efforts in combating climate change, you just have to cooperate. After all, our small sacrifices could mean a lot for the future of our kids.

For now, it is best if you take a look at the options available online and find out the right cooking appliance that can meet your personal standards and all your cooking needs.

  • Author: Dwayne Coons
  • Category: Blog

mowing-the-grass-1438159_640You think that you are using the right lawn mower as you have been using it for a long time. In fact, this is where the problem lies. There were several old lawn mower models that function above 1,600 watts. According to the new laws introduced by the European Union, it is no longer legal to use lawn mowers that are beyond 1,600 watts. It means pretty much all lawn mowers that were purchased prior to this ban are no longer legal.

The main reason behind this move is to allow the EU to lead in the war on carbon emissions. After automobiles, the Union is now gunning after non-road machines and this includes lawn mowers. They have also targeted vacuum cleaners and chainsaws.

Obviously, EU will not enforce this right away and it will still go through a tough debate among member countries that will enforce it. You will also be given time to abide by the new law, so you can still keep on using the lawn mower for a while.

There was also news that manufacturers of these lawn mowers would rather leave EU and invest elsewhere instead of abiding by the regulation. However, this might just be an immediate reaction of rage. Considering how big EU is as a market and how gardening is beyond just an ordinary activity among Europeans, their plans to leave might not materialize.

Just follow the law

It seems difficult to accept all these changes, especially if it involves sacrifice on your part. However, you also need to consider how these machines could affect the world. Climate change is real and studies after studies have revealed that if we don’t act now, it could really damage the world permanently.

You should just invest on a new riding lawn mower which is legal under the new laws to be implemented. Rest assured, there are manufacturers that have come up with newer products, with the same quality and level of performance. You can easily find one that fits your needs and go on moving your lawn without any problem at all.

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