A Homemade Solar Cooker for a Zero Energy Cost Meal

   

Making A Homemade Solar Cooker is Really Very Easy.

A solar cooker is a device that allows you to cook food directly using only the focused rays of the sun  without using coal, natural gas, propane or electricity. This makes it a completely clean and free process of outdoor cooking.

It is amazing how much power is available from the sun for free just by focusing it even a little bit. In fact with some cooker designs it is very easy to burn your lunch before you realize it so don’t leave it alone and be sure to check on it.

Building the box that will be the cavity for the solar cooker

Building the box that will be the cavity for the solar cooker

There are basically two types of cookers, the box type and parabolic type. The parabolic type is more efficient but harder to make.

Inside the reflective lined solar cooker

Inside the reflective lined solar cooker

In this video the author makes a homemade solar cooker out of a cardboard box of that measure s 235mm x 235mm x 140mm in size. The box is lined with five pieces of thermocol as an insulator.

The size of the thermocol were, 230mm x230mm x30mm one pieces, 200x110x10mm two pieces and 225x110x10mm two pieces.

Preparing the egg for solar cooking

Preparing the egg for solar cooking

 

For top they are using a 4mm thick piece of glass that is 230mm x 230mm.

The reflector on top of the box was 470mmx235mm big.