Solar Oven Worth Revisiting
(Vegas, Baby, Yeah.)
There's a web page that I read now and then, which chronicles the building of a sun oven. The writer, and web page owner, did a great job walking the casual observer through the process...and the fact that someone like me, with absolutely no attention span, could find his site worth reading more than once, speaks volumes.
Bill Becker Solar Oven
Although his results are fantastic, I wonder if he would have been better off making his box interior reflective, versus dark and absorbing, as he could have foregone the microwave metal painted black issues, and simply placed aluminum foil over his inner walls before assembly (no glue, as it melts).
Comments based on experience welcomed.
BTW, I placed an inner reflective insert into my GSO, and coupled with my reflective insert, my pot's temperature went nuts (unmeasured, since I did not have a thermometer inserted into a hole in the pot).
I too have always liked Bill's Solar Oven. I think it is a great one to build for those who really want to have a nice, well built, and very functional solar box cooker. Of course one would need to put in the appropriate time, effort and material investment for such quality.
You bring up some good thoughts in regards to the interior, reflective (shiny) versus absorptive (dark. I have heard from many in favor of both ways and each have claimed similar outcomes and results using both ways.