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typical solar cooking day, part 1
August 23, 2007
I wanted to show what I usually cook on a typical day of solar cooking when the sky is good and clear. Today, I cooked a peach cobbler type cake, and I wanted to show you the focal point of the sun to show why it cooks so hot. Also, to show you my new cooker, made simply out of a large steel bowl, with two large clear glass bowls to hold heat in, which had a pie pan with a cake rack to lift the pot up so heat circulates underneat the pot for thorough cooking. I am cooking rice, and it only took 2 hours to slow cook, almost got over done on the top because of the focal point on the top of the rice.
The reflector, also made from simple posterboard you would buy for a school project, and aluminum foil glued to it with cheap elmers type glue, only paid 50 cents for it. I dilute the glue 50/50 water/glue, then brush it on the posterboard, and lay the foil on with shiney side facing up.
Sorry again for the videos being so short, my digital camera has only 60 seconds at a time for video, and I don't have anyone here during the day to hold the camera for me to fit more into that 60 seconds.