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Quick cooler oven (solar cooker)

by Ryan

When I worked construction in the field there was sometimes no electricity, etc. So I took an old cooler who's lid was long lost, lined it with foil and set a piece of plexiglass on the top. I put hot dogs or sausages in, went back to work a couple hours; and done! It actually got that hot it started melting the cooler.. So i guess,for solar cooking, don't use a plastic cooler?!


Greetings Ryan,

Thank you for sharing your "unique" solar cooking experience.
As you were able to see for yourself, it does not take much to make a simple solar cooker, and with a few adjustments and additions to your model you will find that you can make a very effective and productive solar cooker. But of course, plastic for the interior of a solar cooker is not recommended as you well found out.

Thanks for sharing.


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