Using Clay Cookware for Energy Savings to Lessen Your Utility Bill
Energy Prices on the Rise and What You Can Do to Save
As news of utility increases exceed 68% in some places, it becomes even more important to look for ways to save on energy expenses. One way to do this is by saving the amount of heat lost during cooking. Another way to do this would be to cook at low heat. What if there was a way you could accomplish both things with one specific cookware? Learn about how Miriams clay cookware can come to the rescue here for your budget. And read on to learn how stainless steel heat retention doesn’t match up to clay cookware heat retention. With this and numerous other health benefits in mind, one US-based company, Miriams Earthenware, decided to bring back the only time tested cookware trusted across civilizations, pure clay cookware.
Miriams Earthenware uses lab tested primary clay to hand-craft pots and pans without using additives, glazes or chemicals. After spending months researching, they came up with the most ergonomically designed and uniquely hand-finished pots and pans offering features and benefits unique to them. Besides cooking 100% non-toxic food with minimal energy consumption, this cookware has everything that makes healthy and nutritious cooking easy, convenient and sustainable. While you can learn more about its various features here, this article focuses on how cooking in MEC saves energy.
How MEC stores and transfers more heat than metals
According to the Laws of Thermo-Culinary Dynamics, the specific heat capacity of clay is 3 times more than iron and 4 times more than copper. The heat capacity of a material refers to its heat retention. This means clay can store 3-4 times more heat energy than iron or copper and once it does, the heat transfer to food during cooking is also 3-4 times more. This makes clay cookware more energy efficient than conventional metal cookware.
Some may argue that cast iron is also good at absorbing heat which is true but the thermal conductivity of cast iron is 80 Watts per meter but that of clay is . 15 to 1.8 Watts per meter. This means that cast iron loses heat as quickly as it heats up. Additionally, cast iron also leaches toxins unlike pure clay, which is completely inert. This makes clay a better and healthier material than cast iron and similar reactive materials like aluminum or copper.
3 ways in which MEC saves energy
First of all, Miriams clay cookware cooks with far infrared heat – a unique form of heat that cooks food from inside out by deeply penetrating and cooking it evenly and thoroughly. Miriams clay pots continue to absorb heat when being heated on low, store heat because of excellent heat retention and radiate heat which is gentle to the food cooking inside keeping even the most delicate nutrients intact. Food cooks faster and healthier when cooked this way.
Secondly, Miriams clay cookware continue to cook food even after you turn off the heat source. This passive cooking uses the heat energy already absorbed and retained in the pot to finish the cooking process.
And finally, once the food is done cooking, it stays warm for up to 4x longer because the heat loss to the surrounding environment is minimal. This means you don’t have to reheat food every time you serve.
Therefore, Miriams clay cookware only utilizes about 25% of the energy compared to a conventional pot making it the most cost effective cookware out there. You must be thinking that any clay pot would be able to do that. Not really, keep reading to discover why.
More design features of this one of a kind clay cookware
Miriams clay pots are the only cookware made from the purest form of clay, primary clay, which has been tested in a reputable state lab for complete composition to ensure it does not contain any toxins! The handcrafted pieces featuring thick walls, extended rim which act as handles and a lid with 2-barrier design to lock in steam and cook food in a sealed environment, are some of the many design features exclusive to Miriams. These allow the pot to retain heat for longer, and supply as much heat as required to the food slowly so it cooks in less time without needing high temperature.
Now that you know how MEC excels at heat retention way better than any other cookware out there making it the most energy saving cookware, why don’t you visit our online store and order your own pot to beat the rising utility prices? We ship worldwide!
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What affects heat retention?
You can determine the heat retention of materials with different densities on the basis of specific heat capacity of a solid material. In other words, the total heat capacity of a material is how much heat it can absorb and store when there is a temperature difference between the material retaining the heat and its surroundings. Based on this factor, clay has 3-4 times better heat retention than metal, which is why Miriams clay cookware needs only about 25% of the energy for cooking in comparison to metals. Miriams Earthenware in the USA makes the most energy saving clay cookware that are non-toxic, healthy, and easy to use. You can learn more about them here.