Rotating my Solar Cooker

by Marie-Jo DUCHESNE
(Montpellier, France)

Under the whole cooker (reflector + pot), I set a square 4 wheel wooden frame. This allows me to turn the cooker as the sun turns... without risking to twist the reflector.


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Very good idea Marie-Jo,
that device is what we call a "Lazy Susan" and it definitely does make rotating a solar cooker easier as well as helping to protect the reflector panels. I need to do the same with my Hot Pot Solar Cooker so that I don't ruin them as quickly.

Thanks for the comments.

If you would like to share some photos of your solar cooking tracking device we would love to see it.

Nathan
Admin.

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just put it on a rug or piece of cardboard
by: Anonymous

I put my Solar Hot Pot setup on a welcome mat. You could also use a piece of cardboard. That reduces the friction so that you don't need any fancy setup on wheel to be able to turn it by hand easily. I have had mine for about 8 years, and one of the rivets in the metal reflectors was missing (I have the polished metal reflector version) and I improvised a replacement rivet, so my reflector setup wasn't the sturdiest to begin with, but I have had no problems with the reflector breaking at all, only with the black enameled bowl eventually wearing out/flaking/rusting.

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