Small Window for Solar Cooking

by Brad

If you know about sun angles, you know that today is one of the shortest day-times of the year. While some prepare for the End of the World by collecting weapons and ammunition, I know that after the "Zombie Apocalypse", regular folks will still need to eat, and zombie hunters will come home after a long day, awfully hungry. What to do?

Break out the Global Sun Oven and fill your dark pots with easy-to-prepare food. I started the morning at 9 AM, and preheated to almost 300F by 9:30. My first pot contained four large chicken breasts, straight out of the refrigerator. By noon, the chicken was nicely cooked, with some rosemary seasoning. Normally I place slice potatoes beneath my chicken, to absorb and cook in the chicken fat, but I didn't think anyone was that hungry. It's the holidays, and we've got food everywhere, right?

Today's cooking was more experimental and used for demonstration purposes, but once the rosemary chicken emerged from the pot at noon, and the smell filled the house, everyone went "zombie" on it.

Why waste a hot pot and clear day? I sliced potatoes and in they went. Less than a few hours later, a house full of holiday visitors were full and happy.


Sounds Delicious.
I too cannot see a bright, clear, sunny day and not take advantage of it...I have to get my solar cookers out as well. In fact I have not missed a day in the last five months, except of course the really cloudy days.

Boiled a large pot of potatoes on my Solar Burner Parabolic for yesterdays Christmas dinner. They were done as quickly as if cooked on the kitchen stove.

Thanks again for your great commentary and insights.


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Aug 09, 2012
Intel on Add-on
by: Cookie

I understand that this is completely irrelevant to your post, but I was wondering if you had a breakdown schematic for that add-on to your reflector panel on your GSO. I am interested in using mine year long and that would cut down on time in the summer months for cooking.

Thanks for the info!


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