This tough Sola Kooka has an outside skin of electrostatically painted steel and is able to withstand considerable use, while still maintaining its shape. It reaches a temperature of 165 °C (329 °F) and features two seat positions, one for winter sun angles or low morning/afternoon sunlight, plus a flatter summer sun angle or high midday sunshine. Both bottoms are flat and sturdy so the food is not on any sort of swing system, always ensuring a stable cooking surface. Its tough, looks good and so far, this design has been in use all over Australia for 15 years with no re-calls, and with a little care; it should give a lifetime of use to their owners.
This design has been so successful and is starting to be noticed both in the cities and in the country, as a dependable survival instrument.
Noel Bourke has been making Sola Kooka's by hand for over 15 years. He makes several types of Kookas, ranging in temperature from 165 °C (329 °F) to 200 °C (392 °F). In 2010 he has been granted a provosional patent on his Sola Kookas, protecting his intellectual property right. He continues making Sola Kooka's where he lives in Perth, Heathridge, and produces approximately 45 cookers per year.