• Pleitch

    For some reason the weather over this last summer has been mostly wet. This is good in one way, we were coming very close to running out of water and the constant rain has filled up our dams (an almost unimaginable amount of water).

    The down side is that I've barely been able to cook anything with my cookit for the last 6 months or more.

    Just last week I tried a curry roast chicken and also a pot of mixed vegetables (pumpkin, potato and sweet potato). Both turned out great, and the temperature got up to 130 C for the chicken.

    I like the idea of that electric solar oven, because we get intermittent clouds here so the temperature of my cookit goes up and down every time a cloud goes over. the electric oven would need very little energy to ke…

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  • Pleitch

    Teaching Solar Cooking

    October 24, 2009 by Pleitch

    My partner is a teacher. She recently took the solar Cokit in to her class (year 6) and cooked for the entire class. She served up cherios (small hot-dog like sausages with the red skin). The children were amazed at the temperatures it got to, and other teaches said it would be a life changing experience.

    Importantly I printed out some signs: "Danger HOT" and "Warning Hot Surface" signs. We got the pictures from the internet, printed and laminated them. I've stuck them to the oven for when I use it at work - better safe than sorry.

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