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There is a wide variety of solar cookers available in the marketplace today. Some designs are easy to build yourself with inexpensive materials, and plans can be found at solar cooker plans. Cookers that are available commercially can offer convenience, and are typically constructed from durable materials. Most self-made designs will not be waterproof. Basically, cookers can be divided into three groups: Box, Panel, Parabolic. The table below lists strengths and weaknesses of the most common types. Determine which type of cooker might best suit your requirements. It is always best to buy a cooker from a local source since shipping costs can be very expensive.

Below you will find a gallery of some featured manufacturers and vendors followed by a complete list of such. To see Manufacturers and vendors by country, first choose a country.

To be added to this list, write to webmaster@solarcooking.org or follow these directions to include an article about your company.

Choosing a cooker

Panel-style cookers

  Advantages Disadvantages
General characteristics
  • Inexpensive
  • Many models are collapsible for easy transport and storage
  • Can be used to bake breads and cakes
  • Achieves lower temperatures
  • Can't fry foods
  • Cooks only 1-2 pots of food

Box-style cookers

  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.

Parabolic cookers

  Advantages Disadvantages
General characteristics
  • Cook as fast as a conventional electric burner
  • Can fry foods
  • More expensive than other models
  • Can blow over in the wind
  • Requires periodic realignment to the sun.
  • Bread baking requires dutch oven
  • Can damage eyes.

Solar Cookers for sale by country

North America

USA

Buy from Solar Cookers International

Box and Panel solar cookers are available through Solar Cookers International, the sponsor of this wiki, from their online ordering site: Solar Cookers International Marketplace. Proceeds help fund the many projects SCI is involved with around the world promoting solar cooking and water purification. Particularly in areas facing deforestation, and where smoke inhalation from traditional wood burning stoves is a serious health problem. A few of their offerings are listed below. See their site for a complete listing of solar cookers and accessories.

CooKit
CooKit

The CooKit is a lightweight, panel-style solar cooker. Convenient for home, camping and emergencies, it folds flat to 13"x13"x2". Made of cardboard and foil. Reaches temperatures in the mid-200ºFs. Comes with two high-temperature cooking bags, required for cooking. Use with a black, covered pot (not included).

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Global Sun Oven
Sunoven

A high performance solar box cooker made of durable molded fiberglass and kiln-dried hardwood for years of use. Anodized aluminum reflectors come with 15-year warranty not to rust. Reaches temperatures in the mid- to upper-300ºFs. Weighs 21 pounds and features a convenient carrying handle. Includes oven thermometer.

Product and sales information

SOS Sport
Sport solar oven

A compact, durable two-pot solar box cooker made from recycled soda bottles. Reaches temperatures in the mid- to upper-200ºFs, higher with reflectors. Comes with two black pots, reflectors, and a Water Pasteurization Indicator (WAPI).

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Other USA manufacturers and vendors


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Canada

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Asia

China

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India


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Australia


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Belgium

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Cyprus

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France

Germany


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Portugal

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Spain

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Switzerland

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UK


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Africa

Kenya

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South Africa


South Africa featured gallery

Tanzania

Uganda


Uganda featured gallery

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