Seattle City Light JIM BAGGS, Interim General Manager and CEO

2017 Cookin’ with Kilowatts Cookbook

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FAQ and rules in Spanish
There are numerous ways, large and small to conserve electricity. City Light is raising awareness about energy use, while having some fun at the same time, by putting a spin on your most creative, tastiest recipe. Our Cookin' with Kilowatts contest challenges you to create or use a recipe that you would typically make in an oven or
on a stovetop, and instead use an electric cooking method that uses less electricity than an oven or stovetop. For instance, as you see in the chart below, a microwave
uses less energy than the oven.

And of course, these recipes have the added benefit of keeping the kitchen cooler this summer.

Electric oven 350 F 1 hour 2.0 kWh 25 ¢
Toaster oven 425 F 50 minutes .95 kWh 12 ¢
Crockpot 200 F 7 hours .7 kWh 9 ¢
Microwave oven High setting 15 minutes .36 kWh 5 ¢
Instant Pot High setting 15 minutes .36 kWh 5 ¢
Solar Oven       Still Free**

Table from Consumer Guide to how Energy Savings
*Assumes 9.5 cents/KWh

Everyone’s a Winner!
The best thing about Cookin’ with Kilowatts is that everyone is a winner! All customers who submit a recipe using a more energy-efficient method of cooking will receive a free City Light pot holder and chef’s hat. Limit one pot holder and chef’s hat per household. WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Creativity and fun will be rewarded!
Each submission will be based on creativity, energy saved and presentation. Bonus points will be awarded to participants who take a photo with the chef’s hat on and submit it to

Contest guidelines
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Entrants grant City Light full rights to reproduce, re-use, and distribute the recipes and winning recipes without limitation or compensation. By submission of recipe, entrant agrees to these conditions.
  • Entries must be submitted between July 1, 2017 - September 17, 2017.
  • Finalists will be notified by email or phone call.
2017 Cookin' with Kilowatts Partners

This year Seattle City Light has partnered with Sea Wolf Bakers to bring you great prizes;

  • 1st place: Instant Pot ($150 value)

  • 2nd place: Your own cooking video produced by a professional videographer

  • 3rd place: Cooking class of your choice via Sea Wolf Bakers

  • 5 winners: $25 gift card to Sea Wolf Bakers

  • Mission

  • We empower African Americans and underserved communities to thrive by securing educational and economic opportunities.

  • Vision

  • Equity for All.