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« on: July 16, 2009 09:46:26 AM »

Here's the improved solar cooker my husband made from an old sand-blasting cabinet, a political sign, a mylar blanket, and some aluminum duct tape:



Solar lasagna:



Solar pot roast:



Here's a link to a page of solar cooker plans:

http://www.solarcooking.org/plans/

My first solar cooker was the Minimum Box Cooker, which worked somewhat but didn't really get hot enough:  http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Minimum_Solar_Box_Cooker
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009 09:53:47 AM »

That all looks so delicious! I'm so hungry now!
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009 10:44:25 AM »

Thanks!  It's been a lot of fun cooking this way.  Very easy, like using a slow cooker.  You just put everything in the pan, put it in the cooker, and leave it all day.  I do have to slightly move the cooker every hour or two to follow the sun, though I've seen instructions that say you can just point it toward where the sun will be in the middle of the day and get ok results, if you're not home all day.


I need to figure out what to make next...
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009 11:17:25 AM »

That's so cool! It's been so hot here it feels like I could just put the lasagna out and it would cook.  Roll Eyes It reminds me of Sunday's Red & Rover comic.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009 11:35:54 AM »

What an amazing thing Smiley  I wonder if something like that would be practical to take camping?
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2009 11:59:58 AM »

This is so clever - I've never seen anything quite like that! How long does it take to cook?
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2009 12:01:47 PM »

Wow, that's very cool. Which political party was the sign for? Tongue The lasagna looks delicious! 
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2009 01:28:41 PM »

it looks great- i saw a similar (bought) one on tv- where they've cooked a pizza Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2009 05:36:31 PM »

I love your design.  This is on my list of projects to do this year.  I wish I had it done already, cuz it would be better than cooking in a hot house.

Nice job .
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2009 10:51:45 PM »

This is awesome. I'm going to share this with my hubby. he would love to build a project like this. Plus my patio is always like 110 degrees.
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