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Advantages and disadvantages

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General characteristics
  • Easy and cheap to make
  • Many models can be collapsed for storage or transport
  • Lower temperatures
  • Can't fry foods
  • Cooks only 1-2 pots of food


Fun Panel
  • Built in about an hour from one large cardboard box or from two medium-size sheets of cardboard
  • Doesn't require a large flat sheet of cardboard like the CooKit does
  • Easy to adjust for different sun angles
  • Great cooking power
  • Very good for winter cooking in temperate regions
  • Not waterproof
  • Might be difficult to use in equatorial climates where sun rises to straight overhead
Windshield Shade
Windshield Shade Solar Cooker
  • Fastest cooker to make.
  • Waterproof
  • Only feasible where windshield shades are sold
  • Folds to the size of a large notebook for storage or transport
  • Not waterproof
  • Doesn't cook well when the sun is low in the sky

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