Last updated: March 23, 2016
Solar box cookers typically cook food at temperatures in the 100 - 175 °C (212 - 347 °F) range. Depending on their size, this type of solar cooker can accommodate multiple pots simultaneously. The sides and bottom are insulated to retain cooking heat. Worldwide, they are the most widespread. There are several hundred thousand in India alone.
- See all Solar box cooker designs listed by name and then by image
- See all available box cooker plans.
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- NEW: February 2015: Comparative assessment of two different designs of box solar cookers under algerian sahara conditions - F. Yettou, et al
- January 1990: Comparative Study of Box-Type Solar Cookers in Nicaragua — Daniel Kammen and William F. Lankford. Published in Solar & Wind Technology