Thursday, August 13, 2009

Homemade Solar Oven

The sun came out too late for solar cooking today. Hopefully we'll have clear skies tomorrow since I have a new solar cooker to try out.
When I discovered solar cooking I considered building a solar oven. There are a lot of plans out there and it seemed simple enough. Then I remembered the curtain rod I put up. I got so frustrated that I knocked a hole in the drywall. That was over two years ago and the hole is still there. If you're the handy type then a solar oven may be a great project. If not there are some inexpensive options.
My first solar cooker was a simple one made of cardboard that I got from Solar Cookers International. I used it for a few months and then upgraded to a Global Sun Oven. A few days ago one of my readers sent me a link to a solar cooker that even I could build. All you need is a windshield shade and some velcro. Here's the link: Windshield Solar Cooker.
I think it will make a good back up to the Sun Oven. It will come in handy for cooking rice and side dishes.

1 comment:

  1. This looks awesome! I've been intimidated by the bulk and high cost of solar cookers, but for less than $10 I think I'll try it. If it works for me it could be great for camping.