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I made a solar oven, it was easy and it works!

by Vonda

I got a box free from a local store, I purchased 2 windshield reflectors from Dollar Tree ($2.00)and I also purchased a more sturdy windshield reflector from Big Lots, depending on what size you buy $5 or $6. So $8 in my project so far. I purchased a medium sized dark roaster pan with lid for $1 at a local thrift store and a box of oven turkey bags (2 bags for $1.19), a total investment of $10.19. I lined the box with the 2 cheap (silver) windshield reflectors and the sturdy one set inside to help attract more sun light. I put a wire cooling rack in the bottom of the box, set my roasting pan with a 6 lb. chicken in it, put the lid on and put the pan inside a turkey roasting bag and used a regular twisty tie to close the bag. I angled the box toward the sun and walked away and went about my day. 5 hours later the chicken was golden brown,juicy and falling off the bone. It was wonderful.


Greetings Vonda,

Thank you for sharing your experience with building your own homemade solar panel cooker.

I am glad to hear that it worked so well.

Is there any way you might share some photos of your creation in action, I am very intrigued by your description, and I think all of our site visitors would be very interested in seeing some pictures of your solar cooker if you don't mind sharing such.

And finally, I agree, there is nothing like a moist, tender fall-off-the-bone solar cooked chicken.

Thanks for sharing.


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Self made Solar Oven
by: Bipin, India

Hi Vonda,
Great to hear about the solar oven made by you.
Kindly do post some snaps of the oven with some description on " how to assemble it". I want to make one for my own use. We have lots of sun through out the year here at Chandimandir, India.

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