Solar cooking

Solar-Cook has a wealth on information on solar cooking, including info on building your own. They also sell commercial solar cookers. I saw one in operation recently. The reflected heat onto the bottom of the pot (it was boiling water) was hot enough to ignite newspaper. These aren’t just a novelty. Solar cooking is used worldwide in places like in Africa, India, Peru. and other poor, rural places without power.


One Response to Solar cooking

  1. John Couzin Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 2:44 am #

    As a young man I had a unique method of cooking when going into the country for a picnic. I wrapped my steak and potatoes in tinfoil, made sure it was sealed properly then tied it to the engine manifold and set off. By the time I got to Luss on Loch Lomond about 15 miles, my steak and potatoes were cooked to a treat. It used to raise a few eye brows when I opened the bonnet of the car and then sent the smell of cooked meat and pototoes across the beach. I was quite surprised the idea didn’t catch on, you could pick your journey according to the food you wanted to cook.