Clearly an always-on computer will draw power but some do only draw a very small amount – so worth checking out the actual power drain if you have some reason to leave it on. The computer I use draws so little power in use that it doesn't activate the on-demand power block that I use to ensure peripherals power down when the computer sleeps (the computer is a Mac Mini, fwiw). I use the monitor to control the block instead – the power management options in the operating system are set to power down the display after some inactivity, and that then powers down the rest of the peripherals as well.
4 Energy Sucking Electronic Devices You'll Want to Keep Off or Unplugged
|10/23/12 3:02 AM|
Just to add to Lloyd's point - whilst we do have circuit ring mains, the fuses (in UK appliances) are in the plug and not the socket, as they are intended to protect the appliance because of the high voltage used in the UK. Each house also has a central consumer unit with the main circuit fuses in them, protecting the circuits themselves.
Why Don't US Outlets Have Built-In On/Off Switches? Good Question | Apartment Therapy Re-Nest
|3/9/10 5:18 PM|
The Dualit I've had forever doesn't need to be preheated (and I toast bread from frozen) and won't burn the toast unless you set it to toast for too long (but then, any toaster will burn toast if you set it to toast for too long). It makes great toast - and great toasted bagels too. We must get skinner bagels than others, not had a problem with them getting stuck.
Dualit Toasters: Are They Worth the High Price Tag? | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
|1/25/10 4:27 PM|
Another option - possibly even more appropriate to the season - is to replace the roux with a pumpkin (or other squash) and low/non-fat milk purée - mix about 3 cups of chopped, peeled, winter squash to 2.5 cups of milk (or whatever amount you need, in those proportions). For 8oz of pasta, a purée made with a small pumpkin (about 9" wide) was fine. You can also use a mixture of milk and broth instead of all milk, but using all milk makes it easier to cut down on the cheese further and still get a good creamy taste.
Just as Good! Lighter Mac and Cheese Casserole Recipe Review | Apartment Therapy The Kitchn
|11/13/09 3:30 AM|