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How does the box solar cooker work ?

by Varun
(Bengaluru, Karnataka, India)

For my School's Science fair


Greetings Varun,

Thank you for your question about solar box cookers.

There are three basic elements to making a box cooker work or function properly.

  • First, you need a box for the oven interior that is well insulated so you do not lose heat.
    And the box needs to have a lid to hold the heat in.

  • Second, you need to have a dark painted interior for your oven as well as dark pots or pans, all of these items, because they are dark, absorb the energy of the sun which makes them hot.

  • Third, you need shiny reflector panels to concentrate the suns rays into the oven interior and onto the dark pots/pans.

    Here on this page you can see more basic detail about how a solar cooker works:
    Solar Cooking; How it works

    Also, you can see some examples of how other people have built their own solar cookers here:
    Building a solar cooker

    We invite any other visitors to share with you some suggestions as well if they would like to.


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    Jun 02, 2016
    by: Anonymous

    i think u did a really good job and i looked this up to help with building my solar cooker very helpful thank u

    Mar 23, 2015
    by: Anonymous

    It needs more info on HOW it works

    May 19, 2014
    by: Anonymous

    i think that if you ever edit this website you should put step by step pictures so we can learn how to make it. but thanks anyway [not]

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