Frequently Asked Question
Does Solar Cooking Really Work?
The sun is a very hot spot in the universe and there are
for you to use this heat. In order to use the sun to cook you need to
some form of heat focal collection. The simplest way to do this is for
you to make a box using any material, add a clear top and enclose the
with aluminum foil so when you point the box towards the sun it will
hot. Then you can add a pot for your food that you wish to cook.
You can increase your temperature of your homemade
cooker simply by
using mirrors instead of the aluminum foil and therefore reduce your
There is a powerful four quarts conical 3' diameter
reflector that focuses
sun's rays on a cylindrical axis solar cooking stove on the market that
is very simple to operate. It has a galvanized sheet metal reflector
with reflective film and a sturdy steel gambols with feet. We have
ours on a 2" pipe mounted in concrete so that we do not have to take it
in after use.
We have found that cooking with a solar cooker greatly
taste of the food. As an experiment we have cooked potatoes four
ways, in our oven, in our pressure cooker, in water and in our solar
The potatoes were all from the same batch and we all definitely
a much more earthly taste with the solar cooked potatoes than those
any other way. We have also found that meat as well as other foods does
definitely taste better in our solar cooker, why I really do not
Another definite advantage of having a solar cooker is
that should your
power go off then you will always have hot meals, as long as we have
on our planet.
This question was answered by Charlie and Fran