Solar Cooking on the Cheap and Easy

Solar cooking is easy ad economical.Everyone needs a solar cooker.  Even if they think they may never use it they need one.  You know, just in case.  They can be range in price to $350.00, or they can be as cheap as a roll of aluminum foil and a cardboard box.  It’s up to you, but it’s important.  With just a few mouse clicks there is a wealth of information about solar cookers, their design, and how to build them.  Once you get a solar cooker, make sure you practice solar cooking.  Your electric bill might like it so much you use it every day.  Here are a few ideas we thought were worthy of mentioning.

While these are intended for people who are at least as smart as a fifth grader, they will work for anyone:

http://solarcooking.org/plans/Dublin_Ohio_class_project.pdf

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/pdfs/solar_oven.pdf

If you are as smart as a college student, you can recycle your pizza box:

http://www.nmsea.org/Curriculum/4_6/pizza_box_oven/pizza_box_ovens.htm

And for dummies:

http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-make-a-solar-oven.html

Some wikis on the topic:

http://solarcooking.wikia.com/wiki/Windshield_shade_solar_funnel_cooker

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-and-Use-a-Solar-Oven

An interesting plan from India:

http://www.angelfire.com/80s/shobhapardeshi/ParvatiCooker.html

Here you can learn to build solar cookers and solar dehydrators:

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Cooking/cooking.htm

photo by: EBKauai