(Homemade Solar Oven using a )Recycled Electric Oven

by kenneth burks khburks123@HOTMAIL.COM
(Nunnelly, Tennessee usa)

I am currently building a solar cooker using the box out of an old oven...cut it at an angle using a sawsall and created a slant box oven box ready with shelves...I used the top piece of the box to hold the reflector...creating an oven in this shape ( < ) I'll be using a piece of 3/16 polycarbonate plexi...I havent figured out weather to paint the inside of the oven black or use reflectors...advice would be welcome. Ill be happy to post pictures if there is any interest.

thanks

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Recycled oven
by: Anonymous

Why must the oven be cut? I am planning this too, but my idea is to remove the stove top element and replace it with tempered glass, painting the outside black is a good idea I think too, but having the reflectors fold out from center is what I am thinking I will do. I don't know if the oven should be insulated further, but it retains heat in our homes so why not the same outside? It just has a different energy source.
I do plan to cook my breads in cast iron for added thermal retention. But at the moment it's just an idea until I can find an affordable piece of tempered glass that size. I am getting the oven free and the reflectors are recycled from my local print shop. I hope it works. I will post back photos when I am done. Thanks,

DJ

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by: Bruce in Fl

I want to do this as well.
I am planning mine at the moment.
I want to include a stand for better elevation as my house block morning sun and having it close to chest high should be more user friendly.
This will also allow for the oven to pivot (slew) on a right to left axis. Elevation will be adjusted by moving the reflectors.
I plan on a lining of oven bricks to help stabilize heating.
This will be a permanent outdoor item that will heat up each day.
I am not sure of the best glass insert for the opening and should it be a double pane?

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