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Pizza is cooking. mmmmmmm! I had a piece of low iron glass cut to fit the motorcycle wheel. I use it on the Solar Fryer to cover a 16 inch Walmart deli pizza. The edge of the glass is not as green as typical float glass, but not as white as optical glass. Lately, I have used the wheel, glass lid and a grate for a Weber grill as a stand alone solar oven. The distance between the handles on the Weber grate is a little bit less than the diameter of the wheel at the rim. The handles of the grate, under a few pounds of tension, snap into place on each side of the wheel. The grate is upside down to form bottom of the oven. I use an inverted Ford hubcap that is painted black with BBQ paint. Three small muffin pans fit inside the hubcap. With the aluminum backing on the insulation presses against the underside of the hubcap. The slight pressure from the insulation holds the top rim of the hubcap against the glass. Moisture from cooking condenses on the glass inside the hubcap but not on the glass that surrounds the hubcap, indicating a good seal between the top of the hubcap and the glass. Leftover duct insulation seals the bottom of wheel. A strip of facing from the duct insulation is wrapped around the ouside of the wheel to cover the spole holes. I tied some surgical tubing in a knot and stretched it over the facing to hold it in place. The shiny facing on the insulation as well as the hubcap keep the fiberglass away from the cooking area. It does not get as hot as the Solar Fryer, but I can leave three servings of vegetables cooking unattended.
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Summary Pizza is cooking. mmmmmmm! I had a piece of low iron glass cut to fit the motorcycle...