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A simple box cooker to build is the [[Easy Lid Cooker]]. Another popular model is the [["Minimum" Solar Box Cooker]]. An example of a popular well-constructed commercial solar box cooker is the [[All American Sun Oven]].
   
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*Scroll down for links and photos of other various solar box cookers. See also [[:Category:Solar box cooker plans|all available box cooker plans]].
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<table align="center"><tr><td>[[File:Easy_Lid_Cooker.JPG|none|thumb|200px|The [[Easy Lid]] solar box cooker]]</td><td>[[File:Minimum_Solar_Box_Cooker_Photo_large.jpg|thumb|200px|none|The [["Minimum" Solar Box Cooker]]]]</td><td>[[File:All American Sun Oven image, 12-11-13.jpg|thumb|200px|[[All American Sun Oven]]]]</td></tr></table>
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===<span style="font-size:13pt;font-weight:normal">Advantages and disadvantages</span>===
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| width="45%" align="center" style="background-color:#cef2e0" | <span style="font-size:12pt">'''Advantages'''</span>
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* Can cook multiple [[pots]] simultaneously
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* Can be built from many different materials
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* Can cook large quantities of food using multiple pots simultaneously
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* Most modes rarely have to be turned to follow the sun while cooking
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* Can be used to bake [[bread]]s and cakes
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* Can't fry foods
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* Simple box cookers may lack adequate reflector area.
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* The box may shade the cooking pot when the sun is lower in the sky. Manufactured box cookers often have a mechanism to tilt the cooker forward, while maintaining a flat cooking tray.
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[[Category:Solar cooker designs]]
 
[[Category:Solar cooker designs]]

Latest revision as of 17:31, June 26, 2015

Last updated: June 23, 2015      

A simple box cooker to build is the Easy Lid Cooker. Another popular model is the "Minimum" Solar Box Cooker. An example of a popular well-constructed commercial solar box cooker is the All American Sun Oven.

Easy Lid Cooker

The Easy Lid solar box cooker

Minimum Solar Box Cooker Photo large

The "Minimum" Solar Box Cooker

All American Sun Oven image, 12-11-13

All American Sun Oven

Advantages and disadvantagesEdit

  Advantages Disadvantages
General characteristics
  • Can cook multiple pots simultaneously
  • Can be built from many different materials
  • Can cook large quantities of food using multiple pots simultaneously
  • Most modes rarely 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 may lack adequate reflector area.
  • The box may shade the cooking pot when the sun is lower in the sky. Manufactured box cookers often have a mechanism to tilt the cooker forward, while maintaining a flat cooking tray.

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