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Solar box cooker designs

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Box-style cookersEdit

  Advantages Disadvantages
General characteristics
  • Can cook multiple pots simultaneously
  • Can be built from many different materials
  • Can cook large quantities of food
  • Don't have to be turned to follow the sun while cooking
  • Can be used to bake breads and cakes
  • Can't fry foods
  • Simple box cookers can lack adequate reflector area.
  • The box may shade the cookpot when the sun is lower in the sky. Manufactured box cookers often have a mechanism to tilt the glazing forward, while maintaining a flat cooking tray.
  • Scroll down for photos of the various solar box cookers.

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