What are the methods to save water in kitchen?
There are many ways to conserve water in kitchen.
Let us look at some of them-
1. Go for the heaviest load possible: Wait until you have a full load of dishes before starting the dishwasher. You'll be able to make better use of the dishwasher's electricity, water, and detergent by doing so.
2. Do not defrost with water: When thawing frozen foods, avoid using water. Allow your food to defrost in the refrigerator overnight to save water. Defrosting can also be done in the microwave.
3. Make use of appropriate pot sizes: Don't be tempted to use large pots and pans unless absolutely necessary. Large pots often necessitate more cooking water than is required. Choose your pot and pan sizes carefully to avoid unnecessary water loss.
4. Whenever possible, use steam: Steaming vegetables uses far less water than boiling and retains far more nutrients.
5. Use leftover cooking water: Don't throw away the greywater from boiling pasta and vegetables.
Why not use it to water your garden instead of dumping it down the drain? You can also use it on vegetables and herbs if you let it cool first.
6. Soak obstinate pots: Avoid scraping pots and pans under running water. Soaking your pot will aid in the removal of burnt-on foods while also conserving water.
7. Refrain from rinsing dirty dishes: Prior to actually rinsing dirty dishes, pause. This is a waste of water; instead, scrape away any leftover food to save water. These scraps can then be used to start or add to a compost bin.
8. Record running water: Rather than letting valuable water run down the drain, collect it in a bucket while you wait for the temperature to rise. This purified water can then be used in the kitchen or outside.
9. Floors should be dry brushed and spot cleaned: Maintain your kitchen floor clean by cleaning up spills as soon as they happen. Rather than mopping the entire floor, clean up spills as soon as they occur. A quick sweep every once in a while, will also help to keep your floors clean.
10. Opt for eco-friendly products: Choose a dishwasher that is both water and energy efficient, and only turn it on when it is full. Check your appliance's owner's manual to see which cycle uses the least amount of water.
11 Pause-resume: While washing or rinsing items, use short bursts of water rather than allowing the water to run freely. Depending on the number of items, it may be preferable to fill the kitchen sink with water.
12. Reconsider your cooking techniques: Cooking methods other than boiling or steaming, such as roasting or stir-frying, should be explored.
13.Each drop matters: Even though we should limit our water consumption, it is still necessary to wash fresh produce to avoid contamination and foodborne illnesses such as listeriosis. Instead of using running water, wash fruits and vegetables in a container of water – and reuse the water in your garden.
14. Return it: Use as little water as possible when cooking; not only will this help preserve water-soluble vitamins (from fruits and vegetables), but it will also reduce the amount of water wasted when straining. You can once again cool this water and use it in your garden.
15. Connect it: When doing the dishes, use a plug that fits snugly to prevent seepage. Alternatively, if you have a large sink, use a smaller container to conserve water.
16. Throw in the trash: Dishes should not be rinsed before being placed in the dishwasher. Scrape any remaining food debris into the trash.
Every drop of water counts. Therefore it becomes necessary for all of us to conserve as much water as possible.