• Kingsley Burn

    I am a mechanical designer working from New Zealand. I have recently become interested in solar cookers and am intrigued by the solarcooking Wiki website. My research into this technology has so far led me to hundreds of websites and blogs depicting ultra cheap solar cooking units made specifically for the Third World. This is a fantastic scheme which does wonders for the planet and improves the lives of millions of people. I can't however get over the fact that solar cookers which cost relatively nothing to build only have a limited efficiency and as far as I can see only heat a pot of foodstuff to 120 - 180 degrees or thereabouts. Also there are limitations as to what you can cook in a saucepan / pot with a lid. To date I have addres…

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