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
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
Base assembly with castor wheels
Cross bar or T-bar in base/stand for 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.
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.
Base/stand with braces/brackets
Mid-size bolts and nuts are used for the mounting brackets on the ring.
Completed Base/Stand with pot receptacle
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)
Fully assembled Solar Burner (view from back)
Solar Burner Fully assembled and ready to cook with
Solar Burner Temperature reading: 822 F +
Some Quick Statistics
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.
Assembly video of the Solar Burner
Here is a great video from a customer of ours,Raymond Lohengrin, showing great use of his solar parabolic cooker