Domestic/White Appliances

When buying an appliance, you must add two cost categories: on the one hand, the purchase price and, on the other hand, the operation cost.

REFRIGERATOR

  1. Choose the ideal temperature: 3˚ to 5˚C for refrigerators and -18˚C for freezers.

  2. Check with a piece of paper if the refrigerator and freezer doors fit well. Place it so that it is half inside and half outside the refrigerator, close the refrigerator's door and pull it out. If it can be pulled out easily, the rubber needs to be repaired.

  3. Keep liquids covered and wrap the food stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered food releases moisture and makes the refrigerator work more.

  4. If your refrigerator is not a No Frost one, you should perform a defrosting procedure regularly.

WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER

  1. Fill the washing machine bin, but do not overload it.

  2. Dry your clothes naturally, without using a dryer.

  3. Make sure your washing temperature is at 40°C or even 30°C instead of 90°C. New detergents are equally efficient at low temperatures.

  4. Avoid pre-washing to save water and electricity.

DISHWASHER

  1. Consult the manufacturer's manual for advice regarding water temperature.

  2. Avoid pre-washing. Instead, you can rinse and remove big pieces of food leftovers before placing them in the dishwasher. Pre-wash only in case there are burnt and hard pieces of food.

  3. Make sure the dishwasher is filled up (but not overloaded) before each washing.

  4. Do not use Rinse & Hold program for few dishes as it consumes 11-27 liters of water each time.