cookit solar cooker -Which Solar Cooker Cooks the Best? Testing 3 Solar Cookers Side-By-Side

December 29, 2012 – 12:28 am ** We took three solar cookers, and compared them side-by-side performance, as they did for cooking 4 cups of water. E ‘was a windy day, so that the cooker can not be performed the best they could … but we tested a solar cooker funnel, a CooKit solar, and solar cooker eagle. http We had a lot of fun experimenting kitchens, and you can see a little ‘of the food that we cooked in these kitchens on our website.

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  1. 25 Responses to “cookit solar cooker -Which Solar Cooker Cooks the Best? Testing 3 Solar Cookers Side-By-Side”

  2. Probably true. And if you park your car in the sun with a solar cooker inside, and get the sun lined up correctly… you can get some serious solar cooking going on!

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  3. If you park your car in the sun it will out perform your solar cooker.

    By BIGMUDDYDOG on Dec 29, 2012

  4. The pans were painted black on the underside, but yes… you are 100% correct. I’ve learned a LOT since I did these videos thanks to comments like yours, so thank-you very much for watching and commenting! Have you had good experiences with your solar cooking?

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  5. You are using a reflective surface inside a reflective surface. the water will not boil unless it has color in it. You need to use black bottom pots NOT aluminum. You could have gotten it so hot it would boil if you had used black water pots.

    By StoicObserverS on Dec 29, 2012

  6. that’s what she said

    By SuperLastMohican on Dec 29, 2012

  7. Give it a shot and record the results! Great idea! Would love to see what your cooker can do with a reflective blanket.

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  8. thanks for the video!
    I wonder if it’s possible to make one out of a survival blanket (the reflective type)

    By cipnrkorvo on Dec 29, 2012

  9. Thank-you for your feedback.  I will keep it in mind for future videos I make.

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  10. too much yapping and not enough info

    By wa4aos on Dec 29, 2012

  11. That’s a couple of really great tips.  Thank-you!

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  12. It is my understanding that using the glass bowl method, the container within the glass bowl needs about an inch of space on all sides to work correctly. I’d be damn careful about using non-oven safe plastic inside a cooker as well, as it’s likely to outgas. Thanks. :D

    By 53Aubergine on Dec 29, 2012

  13. most definitely agreed.  I learned that in this process and would do it differently now. How is your solar cooking going?

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  14. black cooking pot works much better than aluminum foil containers

    By tontomcepstein on Dec 29, 2012

  15. Thanx for quick reply! The only problem is that it is hard to carry box cooker and harder to produce, especially from the commercial point of view. I would like to sell them here in Palestine therefore I have to make them portable so it will be possible to pass Zionist entity roadbloacks

    By sophiacenter on Dec 29, 2012

  16. Check out this one: watch?v=tt1DgZp0n2g&feature=related He got this one to 240 on video and 350 off camera.

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  17. It is definitely possible in a box cooker. A parabolic reflector solar cooker can boil water in 20 minutes or less. A fresnel lens focused on a pot can boil water faster than a stove. The hottest I got with these cookers was 170F, so not hot enough to boil water, but hot enough to kill bacteria. I didn’t quite understand how this worked then… but I learned a lot and know what to do next time.

    Look at cake/roast video from craftmatic below: watch?v=fdqNz5sMA4w&feature=re­lated

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  18. I was told by my friend David Delaney that it is impossible to boil water in panel / box cooker? Did you succeed?

    By StatusinStatu on Dec 29, 2012

  19. Really good idea! Will do that with the next one I make… though may be a while before I do. But will definitely make a video of the process.

    GREAT suggestion!

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  20. Great video. Thanks for posting!

    The panel cooker works better on non-windy days–without a box to act as an oven, the wind can blow a good portion of your heat away. That’s mitigated by using an oven bag around your cookpot. Unless your lid is very tight-fitting, you’ll lose heat through it with your glass bowl method.

    Lop off the bottom of the funnel cooker and attach it to a box with a plexiglas or plastic wrap cover and you have yourself a box oven.

    By athenaprime on Dec 29, 2012

  21. @rammstefani


    Cake in 75 minutes

    3 pound roast well done in 2 hours…

    Both on a very cold day with heavy snow on the ground…

    By craftmatic2 on Dec 29, 2012

  22. You can start that last one at about 2 minutes as the guy is a bit wordy. Here’s an extreme example, but these guys are cool… /watch?v=2Ea3cHHpl7Q

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  23. Not exactly. In short, I was trying this out for the first time 2 years ago when I made these videos. But I learned much & have been sharing a lot of that learning through GreenJoyment. And actually, solar cookers and solar cooking are incredibly effective. There are lots of videos on YouTube here of people who have built homemade solar cookers which get temps up to 375F (190 Celsius) and hotter. They work super well. Check YouTube dot com /watch?v=AtCYwNy_LjM, or some others.

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  24. In short, solar cookers don’t work.

    By rammstefani on Dec 29, 2012

  25. That’s fantastic! Do you have any pictures? Would love to post them on greenjoyment…

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

  26. This is really a smart idea. have you posted pictures or video of it anywhere?

    By strive4impact on Dec 29, 2012

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