Category Archives: My Solar Cookers

Solar Cooking Update

Sorry to neglect this blog for so long.    Homeschooling comes first, then projects, then blogging.  I have quite a backlog of resources I will post as soon have more time. For science fair, my son decided his project will be … Continue reading

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Solar Cooking in the Fall

November 13, 2012 – It’s a clear, sunny day.  No clouds at all.    Today my son is baking a dozen pumpkin muffins. In our last experiment (November 7th).  We started too late in the day to have enough cooking time … Continue reading

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A Round Box Cooker, Part 7 – Lid

A glass lid is ideal for my stay-outside-cooker because it is heavy enough to stay put on windy days.  It can survive pelting rain.  And it is clear enough so I can watch my food cooking.    I already had this … Continue reading

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A Round Box Cooker, Part 6 – Baking Stone

Baking stone D was purchased for $4 at Grocery Outlet in Hemet about 8 years ago.   I stored it in the oven so it caught all the spills in the oven.  This made it nice and dark.  This no-name stone … Continue reading

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A Round Box Cooker, Part 5 – Oven Floor

The oven floor is supposed be painted black, but I never took the time to do that.  If I ever do, I am supposed to use flat black barbecue paint. Black is best because it absorbs sunshine.   Shiny black reflects … Continue reading

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A Round Box Cooker, Part 4 — Foil Lining

Aluminum is easy to work with.  Its job is to protect the cardboard from moisture from the steaming food.   It also reflects light which bounces more sunshine on to the food.

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A Round Box Cooker, Part 3 – Insulation

The amount of insulation is supposed to be 1″-2″.   Cardboard is easy to replace if it gets damaged (usually by moisture). I only insulated with one or two layers of cardboard because I was in a hurry!   I wanted to … Continue reading

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