There are many appliances that we use everyday and don't realize how much electricity they suck up. Most all appliances with heating elements will make your electric meter spin in warp speed. These are things like coffee makers and crock pots, irons, space heaters, electric water heaters, electric ranges, curling and hair straighteners and dishwashers, just to mention a few.
By reducing or even eliminating the use of these appliances you can save $ and reduce your carbon foot print significantly. These appliances are also very dangerous and they are the culprits of many home fires annually.
So the next time you find it necessary to use these appliances make sure to only have them on as long as necessary and not to leave them unattended.