Wondering how efficient different cooking methods are (for the sake of example, assume a dish in a cast iron pot heated by stovetop vs. oven).
Stove seems to use less energy than an oven (as the heating elements are smaller), but both of the former seem to leak a lot of heat into the kitchen. The oven presumably uses a lot more energy because it's bigger, but since it's much better insulated (assuming you don't open the oven door a ton) I am guessing a lot more heat actually goes towards cooking the food vs. heating the kitchen area.
I've cooked the same dish in oven and stovetop, and it seems like the stovetop actually heats my kitchen more (it's a hot summer, so I notice additional heat), but not sure if that's a figment of my imagination or not. I'm trying to barely run my air conditioning to save energy, unsure how to balance that against also trying to cook my own food.