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Best solar cooker?

Tyler Ludens
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Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
    
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What solar cooker do you use and how do you like it? Did you buy it or make it? My husband and I have made a few over the years but nothing has been entirely satisfactory.


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Gail Moore


Joined: Jul 09, 2011
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Location: south central Appalachia, southwest Virginia, US zone 6/7
    
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Hi Tyler,

Thank you for posting this, I've been wondering about the best ready made or DIY Solar Cookers, also.

A friend has the Solar Oven, which she uses year round. She thinks it was wellworth the money. (about $300)

This organization has a program for helping villages to put the ovens together and sell them in their area.

Solar Ovens International also makes a huge VILLAGE sized solar oven on wheeled trailer which can be used to cook for many folks. They have videos on their website.

Blessings,
Max


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Tyler Ludens
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Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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Location: Central Texas USA Latitude 30 Zone 8
    
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Thank you!

Gail Moore


Joined: Jul 09, 2011
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Location: south central Appalachia, southwest Virginia, US zone 6/7
    
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http://www.sunoven.com/

Hi Tyler, THIS is the name of the SUN OVEN which my friend has.

SUN OVEN, not Solar Oven...

Here is a link to reviews on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/Global-Sun-Oven-Solar-Cooker/dp/B00286KQ1W

Robert Ray
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Joined: Jul 06, 2009
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Location: Cascades of Oregon
    
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This is what I use camping.

http://www.mollybakersolaroven.com


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Gail Moore


Joined: Jul 09, 2011
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Location: south central Appalachia, southwest Virginia, US zone 6/7
    
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Hi Robert, thank you for sharing about this cooker. It looks remarkably easy to use.

Do you have favorite foods/dishes you prepare in this? What kind of cooking pot do you use on your adventures?

Thanks.
Max
Robert Ray
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You can cook just about anything in a solar oven that you can cook in a slow cooker.
Approximately twice as long as a regular recipe We kayak a lot in wilderness areas and can leave a solar cooker and kayak, coming back to the campsite and have hot food.
Gail Moore


Joined: Jul 09, 2011
Posts: 142
Location: south central Appalachia, southwest Virginia, US zone 6/7
    
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Hi again,

found this website:

http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Cookers_World_Network_%28Home%29

Many interesting models for solar cooking...
Michael Toner


Joined: Nov 17, 2011
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This seems very promising. One of these, and a good collection of cast iron, and you should be able to cook just about anything.


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Cal Burns


Joined: Mar 23, 2011
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We have been using the Sun Oven for over a week now to make meals every day. LOVE it.
Made blueberry cobbler today. The other day was pork loin.
We avoid heating up the kitchen and save on electricity as well.
Highly recommend to have, plus you don't have to worry about having extra wood or fuel around as with other cooking methods.



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Tyler Ludens
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Thank you for the recommendation!

 
 
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