Parabolic Solar Cooker: Photos and images of the "Solar Burner" Assembly

A Parabolic Solar Cooker is a great addition to any solar oven or solar panel cooker.

Not only does it give you added capacity, but it can help speed up your cooking process altogether.

Although most foods are better when they are slow cooked in a solar box or panel cooker, there are times when it is nice to be able to boil, fry, and saute more quickly those ingredients necessary for many solar cooking recipes.

Basic information, tips and suggestions for the Solar Burner Parabolic



We have decided to include in our line of solar cookers a nice, well designed and economical parabolic solar cooker, available right here in the United States, making it much more feasible to own and use your very own parabolic cooker.

* Note: The Solar Burner is manufactured overseas,where most solar cookers/parabolics are, thus the "finish" and "detail" quality are not quite as fine or, to standard, as can be found in US or European manufacturing plants. This does not affect the effectiveness or capacity of the cooker, but rather more so the "aesthetic" aspects.

For those interested in purchasing their own "Solar Burner" parabolic solar cooker you can click on over to this page Buy a Parabolic Solar Cooker


Improved Features on our new Solar Burner

  • Hand Rotated, Elevation Adjusting Expansion Bar  for easier focus
  • More stable base, wider footprint
  • Included Caster wheels for maneuverability and leveling compensation
  • Steel grate for greater pot receptacle stability
  • Heavy duty, dark pot receptacle
  • Higher quality paint job
  • Lighter weight


The "Solar Burner" and our other parabolics are the only solar cookers that do not come pre-assembled due to its size, dimensions and structure. This parabolic solar cooker requires assembly by the customer, but can be easily accomplished following the detail/instruction sheet included with the parabolic. But, just in case there are some doubts or questions, we have decided to also include photos of the process.

Below we have included some photos of the varying stages of assembly of the "Solar Burner" to better facilitate the assembly of your own parabolic.

Pieces/parts of Solar Burner


Solar Burner

Base assembly with castor wheels

parabolic solar cooker


Cross bar or T-bar in base/stand for solar burner

Solar Burner


Connecting the parabola support ring to the T-section of base 

Here is where you use the two cotter pins to connect the ring onto the T-section (cross) so that it will remain on the t-section.

parabolic solar cooker

Elevation adjusting Expansion Rod connected to the ring and the T-bar

Use the mid-size bolts and nuts to connect the expansion rod to the ring.

parabolic cooker


Base/stand with braces/brackets

Mid-size bolts and nuts are used for the mounting brackets on the ring.

parabolic solar oven


Completed Base/Stand with pot receptacle

Cantinawes's Solar Burner


Assembling the sections of the parabola (leave the third hole empty, screw will go in later when attaching the parabola to the ring...use smallest screws/nuts)

parabolic solar oven


Fully assembled Solar Burner (view from back)

Cantinawes's Solar Burner

Solar Burner Fully assembled and ready to cook with

Cantinawes's Solar Burner
Cantinawes's Solar Burner

Solar Burner Temperature reading: 822 F +

Some Quick Statistics

  • Shallow Parabola
  • Focus length 60 cm. (23.62 inches)
  • 1500 watts power on sunny day
  • Focus area 1.5 square meters (16.15 sq ft)
  • Focal spot temp 824 F.+- (440.56 C)
  • Diameter 1.5 meters across (4.92 ft)
  • Weight assembled 35 lbs.

Here is a great video from a customer of ours,Raymond Lohengrin, showing great use of his solar parabolic cooker



One Customer's Solar Burner Modifications 



 To purchase a "Solar Burner" please click here to find out more 

See also:Compact Pressure Cookers for our Parabolic Solar Cookers 

See our New Solar Cooker Protective Covers

See our latest parabolic, The SolSource





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