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Last updated: 24 May 2010      

I learned about solar cooking by accident while doing research on the web about how to heat your home with solar heaters. Once I learned about solar cooking from the Solar Cooking Archive, I have built several ovens and and cookers.

One of my favorite ovens is the Nesco Solar Cooker, which I built was from an old 1940's Nesco electric roaster I watched my mom bake turkeys in while I was growing up. Once it stopped working, she threw it out to be taken away to the dump, and I retrieved it, hoping to fix it. Well, after having it for over 25 years, I realized it could work again, but this time, in the sun. So, I converted it into a solar oven, and it reaches well over 225°F, many times, 300°F on a really clear day.

Here are some videos of it:

Solar oven made out of an old Nesco roaster00:33

Solar oven made out of an old Nesco roaster

Nesco solar oven, a better view of it00:59

Nesco solar oven, a better view of it

Typical solar cooking day, part 100:59

Typical solar cooking day, part 1



The curved reflector was a pleasant surprise in how strongly it heats the oven.

I also built a cardboard slant-faced oven that reaches 225°F and close to 250°F on really clear days with one reflector. It is built large enough to cook a full meal and dessert all at once.

Here are some links of my slantfaced oven:

Slant faced solar oven, better view of it00:59

Slant faced solar oven, better view of it

Slant faced solar oven from cardboard boxes00:35

Slant faced solar oven from cardboard boxes




Below is a link to the rest of my videos on youtube so you can see some of my solar cooking adventures. Sorry for the short vids, I only have a digital camera that has video on it, and it only allows 60 seconds of recording time.

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