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The kitchen is often the heart of the household, so make sure to show it a lot of love when it comes to design and décor. You can do this by ensuring it has the most stylish green products on the market. Here are my top 5 eco-friendly finds for the kitchen.
These eco-friendly sinks are made from recycled copper wires and pipes – and they look stunning. On top of the elegance they’ll provide your kitchen, copper is naturally antimicrobial and will fight common kitchen bacteria. This means style and safety for the price of one!
Green Gourmet Cookware
If you’re looking for a green alternative to Teflon, Cuisinart has you covered. Cuisinart’s Green Gourmet cookware is high quality, safe for the family and good for the environment. Made with ceramic, it provides a classic, non-stick surface that’s non-toxic and won’t chip or peel.
Top and Bottom Freezer/Refrigerator Units
Top and bottom freezer/refrigerator units are more energy-efficient than side-by-side models because less cold air escapes during use. Check if your current fridge or freezer passes the eco-friendly test by shutting the door on a five-dollar bill — if it slides out easily, your seal probably needs to be replaced!
Olive Wood Utensils and Servers
Utensils and serving ware made from olive wood provide effortlessly gorgeous accents to your kitchen. Plus, the wood grain ensures that each piece is unique. These utensils are sustainable because the wood is pruned from young olive trees and those no longer producing olives. The trees are not harmed during harvesting, so the groves remain sustainable.
Induction ranges aren’t magic, but they're pretty close. Instead, these eco-friendly appliances employ magnetic fields that react with the iron content in your cookware. That means, your pots and pans get hot, but the stovetop won’t! This lean, green cooking machine doesn’t mess around - they use about half the energy of gas and 65 per cent less than electric cooktops.
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