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2013 Cookin' with Kilowatts Cookbook




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. Out Cookin' with Kilowatts contest challenges you to create or use a recipe that you would typically bake 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


There are two categories this year:
Adults Contest

The Adults Contest is open to adults as well as students grade 9 and above.
Kids Contest
The kids contest is open to children in grades K-8.


APPLIANCE TEMPERATURE TIME ENERGY COST*
Electric oven 350 F 1 hour 2.0 kWh 19 ¢
Toaster oven 425 F 50 minutes .95 kWh 9 ¢
Crockpot 200 F 7 hours .7 kWh 7 ¢
Microwave oven High setting 15 minutes .36 kWh 3 ¢
Table from Consumer Guide to how Energy Savings
*Assumes 9.5 cents/KWh


Everyones 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 chefs hat. Limit one pot holder and chefs hat per household.

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 chefs hat on and submit it to SCL_Recipes@seattle.gov.

Prizes

Adult Kids
1st: $250 gift card $150 Disney gift cards
2nd: $150 gift card $100 Disney gift cards
3rd: $100 gift card $75 Disney gift cards


Contest guideliines
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Submit your recipe at seattle.gov/light/recipe (or call to have a form mailed to you).
  • Photo entry is optional. Photo must be a jpeg.
  • Entrants grant City Light full rights to reproduce, re-use, and distribute the recipes and winning recipes without limitation or compensation. By submission of a recipe, entrant agrees to these conditions.
  • Entries must be submitted between July 1, 2014 - October 3, 2014.
  • City Light customers will vote for their favorites on Seattle City Light's Facebook page and on the website.
  • A panel of judges selected by City Light will select the three winners from the 10 finalists.
  • Winners will be notified by email and announced publicly in October.
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