Last updated: September 14, 2015
There is a wide variety of solar cookers available in the marketplace today. Some designs are easy to build yourself with inexpensive materials, and plans can be found at solar cooker plans. Cookers that are available commercially can offer convenience, and are typically constructed from durable materials. Self-made designs made from cardboard will often work quite well, but need to be protected from moisture and will not be waterproof. Basically, cookers can be divided into three groups: Box, Panel, Parabolic. The table below lists strengths and weaknesses of the most common types. Determine which type of cooker might best suit your requirements. It is always best to buy a cooker from a local source since shipping costs can be very expensive.
Below you will find a gallery of some featured manufacturers and vendors followed by a complete list of such. To see Manufacturers and vendors by country, first choose a country.
Choosing a cooker
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Box, Panel, and Parabolic solar cookers are available through Solar Cookers International, the sponsor of this wiki, from their online ordering site: Solar Cookers International Marketplace. Proceeds help fund the many projects SCI is involved with around the world promoting solar cooking and water purification. Particularly in areas facing deforestation, and where smoke inhalation from traditional wood burning stoves is a serious health problem. The available solar cookers are listed below. See their site for a complete listing of accessories.
A high performance solar box cooker, the All American Sun Oven is made of durable molded fiberglass and kiln-dried hardwood for years of use. Anodized aluminum reflectors come with 15-year warranty not to rust. Reaches temperatures in the mid- to upper-300ºFs. Weighs 21 pounds and features a convenient carrying handle. Includes oven thermometer.
SolSource is a high-performance parabolic solar cooker that harnesses the energy of the sun for outdoor cooking. Perfect for your garden, balcony, backyard or rooftop, it is an innovative way to BBQ, grill, steam, bake, boil or fry. Inspired by the problem of indoor pollution from household stoves faced by rural families in China, SolSource is the first of a growing range of products from One Earth Designs.
The HotPot is a versatile solar cooker, good for use at RV parks, on the boat, in the backyard, emergency or disaster preparedness, and regular use. Reflectors are made of polished aluminum. The 3 liter (~3 qt.) steel cooking bowl is coated with UV absorbent food grade enamel and comes with a glass lid. Panels can be easily folded for storage. Cooking temperature ranges up to 250°F (120°C).
The durable Solavore Sport solar oven, with accessory package, comes complete with everything you need for solar cooking. You simply add the food and the sunshine. The large-capacity oven provides full sun exposure to two 3.4 Qt (3.2 L) pots. Each Sport always includes accessories of (a value of $35+ included in the purchase price).
The Haines Solar Cooker is a panel cooker that can be collapsed easily for transport. The curved shape focusses more light directly on the pot for better efficiency. A polycarbonate sleeve can be placed around a cook pot with a clear top, to eliminate the need for the cooking bag enclosure approach.
Other USA manufacturers and vendors
- Yancheng Sangli Solar Energy
- Tianjin Lituo Imp & Emp Co.Ltd
- Qingdao Lingding New Energy Co., Ltd
- Yancheng Ao Chi New Energy Equipment Manufacturer Co.
- Hi-MIN Solar
- Liking Energy Co., Ltd
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