I need to make a solar cooker for boiling water what type of solar cooker should I use

by angus prosser
(Perth, WA, Australia)

it needs to be able to be boiled in a foam cup and is to be used at school

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Apr 04, 2016
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Boiling Foam Cup
by: Matthew

If you want to boil in a foam cup, I would not use the parabolic because it would melt the cup even with water in it. It is far too much power. The oven style cooker would do a great job but is more difficult to build from scratch. I would recommend you build a cooker like the HOT POT Panel Cooker. It combines good power from the panels with heat retention from the oven style (enclosure bag). Also if possible, color the foam cup a dark color like black or brown. It could be very simple to build. Simply visit the Hot Pot page for ideas. Let me know if you would like a design and I can help put one together. Thanks for posting on Cantinawest!

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