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.
Choosing a cookerEdit
Solar Cookers for sale by countryEdit
Buy from Solar Cookers InternationalEdit
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.
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).
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.
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).
Other USA manufacturers and vendorsEdit
USA featured galleryEdit
- Yancheng Sangli Solar Energy
- Tianjin Lituo Imp & Emp Co.Ltd
- Bigstone Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
- Taida New Energy Equipments Co., Ltd
- Lingding New Energy Co., Ltd
- Ningbo Pulsee International Trade Co.
- Yancheng Ao Chi New Energy Equipment Manufacturer Co.
- Hi-MIN Solar
China featured galleryEdit
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Germany featured galleryEdit
Portugal featured galleryEdit
- Terra.org Ecología práctica
- José Angel Garrido
- Solea Consulting
- Solar Chef Europe
Spain featured galleryEdit
- Association pour le Développement de l'Energie Solaire
- Centre Neuchâtelois de Cuisine Solaire
- Förderverein für Solarkocher
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===Other continents and countries not featured above===