solar panel cooker -Solar Cooker Project

October 22, 2012 – 3:22 pm

** Louise Meyer and Patricia McArdle explain how the Solar Cookers work. It seemed like a sun-powered crock pot, to me! Their websites are, and It ‘amazing that you can cook your food or clean water, using a cardboard box, flour and water for the pasta, and aluminum foil. Video Rating: 4 / 5

** In this video, you can see how this simple panel sets. It ‘important to create a situation type of oven with the bag, allowing the air space throughout the boat for overheating. It ‘also important to have set the ship on a rack in a circular heat under the pot with food in it so that under overcook. If you do not have a rack, you can actually blow air into the bag like a balloon to create the airspace necessary.

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  1. 17 Responses to “solar panel cooker -Solar Cooker Project”

  2. stone soup! Great idea, and please keep sharing!

    By Martina Nicholson on Oct 22, 2012

  3. I like how women are the one to mention this:D

    By watchloaf on Oct 22, 2012

  4. thanks!

    By Jslshortielol3 on Oct 22, 2012

  5. Great vid, concept and thought for sustainability.

    By jmandblake on Oct 22, 2012

  6. Thank you for posting ..time we hit those farmers markets and show off some cool new useful tools for daily life basics !! now a reinventation of some no fuels required ,like maby a solar dehydrator for those greenthumbs and pantry stuffers we vist at local farmers market..cook them a great lunch veggy soup from a handful of each venders stall,,the story of stone soup ,,make it a live event !! Shine and share ,,bring a pocket full of seeds from your garden heritage crops,swap them for others!!

    By wizardangel on Oct 22, 2012

  7. whoa?

    By joaorui12 on Oct 22, 2012

  8. well done!

    By YouAdamNazzkl0wn on Oct 22, 2012


    By Bradford Smith on Oct 22, 2012

  10. Please enter my solar cooking web page contest! Due date is October 20, 2008. The prize is three hundred dollars U.S. For more info, Google for manda solar cooking contest

    By Thinkfest on Oct 22, 2012

  11. Does the bag release gas

    By gsatchu111 on Oct 22, 2012

  12. Very good video !

    By mygreenneighborhood on Oct 22, 2012

  13. Hi,
    I have wanted earth or masonry ovens for years. I have indeed actually thought about mass heat storage by using stone and brick, painted flat black, and using large flat reflectors to concentrate heat onto the brick. I thought this would be useful especially for greenhouses in the winter where the sun is out more.

    By solarcookingnut on Oct 22, 2012

  14. Love your videos i love to see another woman being so creative.´
    I have thought that bits of cork might do to stand things on instead of racks so the heat does not get lost through the bottom of the cardboard.
    Have you looked up earth ovens? I reckon you can get ideas about insulation from them. Also masonry stoves, about retaining heat. One man wondered if you could heat masonary with the sun instead of with fire and retain the heat and so cook at night.rose macaskie madrid Spain.

    By jbloch69 on Oct 22, 2012

  15. I built a plywood, insulated oven; if I keep it turned to the sun, it seems to cook the rice & beans; if I miss a turn, it stews them (smells nice) but doesnt cook them; I’ll try soaking overnight, but I’ll make your panel cooker and roaster pan oven with curved reflector – that seems simplest.

    By cowboyswami on Oct 22, 2012

  16. Parabolics are great for extreme temps, but, you have to stand over the food or it burns. Plus you MUST make sure you never stare into the focal point, ALWAYS wear sunglasses.

    Soaking beans overnight helps them to cook better too.

    By solarcookingnut on Oct 22, 2012

  17. Panel cookers and my oval shaped ovens with the curved reflectors do great. Rice and beans can sometimes be old and thus don’t want to cook quickly. I done an experiment the other day by heating the water first in one cooker and rice in its dry state at the same time in another cooker. once the water got good and hot, I put in the hot rice, and IT COOKED IN AN HOUR! I have been having problems with bad rice not cooking, this batch cooked fast using that method.

    By solarcookingnut on Oct 22, 2012

  18. thanks for all the great videos!
    which of the designs cooks hottest?
    i use it for rice & beans mainly – my solar cooker takes 4 hours to cook them - sometimes it still doesnt cook fully

    By cowboyswami on Oct 22, 2012

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