Another Use for a Laundry Basket (thermal heat retention)

by Sherrie
(NW IN)

I was researching about solar ovens and such when I came across a video of someone cooking beans in a dutch oven and using a laundry basket as a haybox/hot box cooker. I was excited about saving energy using this method and her testimony of how her beans came out perfect and what used to take hours and more fuel cooking on the stove, actually got better results slow cooking in a hot box.

Using just what you have around the house you can use your blankets and towels in a laundry basket and it will work too.

We ran out of propane and since we were getting ready to move, we didn't want to refill it. That meant we eventually ran out of hot water. We have enamel pots and an induction cooktop which also saves energy by heating things more quickly so I decided to try using a hotbox to keep some water warm. It worked! The 2nd time I tried it I decided to see how long it would stay warm and it stayed warm over 24 hours!

I bought a solar shower bag and laid it on the dash in my van to heat up in the sun. Since I prefer to take morning showers, wrapping the shower bag in blankets keeps it warm overnight. This has been such an exciting discovery for me I almost want to go around insulating everything!


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Greetings Sherrie,

This is great information, and a great description of thermal heat retention in its many forms.
Thank you for all of the examples and details. I am sure our visitors will find this very helpful.

Feel free to share whenever you want.

Nathan
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