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We Spent the Day Solar Cooking

An opportunity to practice solar cooking

Yesterday we went to the solar cook off in Nevada City.  It was quite an enjoyable day and I learned more about solar ovens.  Quite a few different types of food were successfully cooked.  The day was a bit overcast which quickly revealed the shortcomings of some types of solar ovens.  The box style all worked well, however the reflective and the parabolic both showed shortcomings.

The foods that were cooked included fresh vegetables, chicken, pumpkin, beans, corn bread and fruit cobbler.  The reflective ovens took considerably longer to cook and in a couple of cases, the foods were finished in a box style.…

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Cooking with the Global Sun Solar Oven

Yesterday my wife decided to bake a cake in the Global Sun Solar Oven.  Because of time, she started with a cake mix which is very unusual for her, she normal makes everything from scratch.  The mix was for a simple bund cake.  She put the mix in two loaf pans.  The recipe on the box called for cooking the cake for 38-43 minutes at 325 degrees.

The weather was partly overcast, not the best day for solar cooking.  She set the oven out at 0955 hours to warm up.  By 1025 hours, the temperature was up to slightly below 300 degrees. …

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Comparison Test of Solar Ovens

The other day it was about 70 degrees warm and sunny out so I thought this would be a good time to test some solar ovens.  I had three for the test.  The first, a homemade one made with cardboard boxes and an old piece of glass.  The inside of this one was silver in color.  The second was a metal box lined with 11/2 inch Styrofoam insulation.  The inside of this box was painted black and the lid was covered in aluminum foil.  The third was a Global Sun Oven.

I place all three in the sun with a oven thermometer inside each.…

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Solar Oven Cooking

Now that summer is here, we have started using solar ovens again.  This year I have a new one to test, the Global Sun Global Sun ovenOven by Sun Oven International.  This is the first time, I have ever had a commercially manufactured oven and I must say I am impressed.  On an 80 degree, sunny day it reached a temperature of 300 degrees in less than 15 minutes and cooked our lunch quickly.  My homemade ones would take a bit longer.  I have only had this one opportunity to use it and it easily beats my homemade ones.  After I use the Global Sun Oven some more I will write a full review on it.…

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