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range of temperature

by shubham rathore

350 F inside of a Solar Oven

350 F inside of a Solar Oven

what is the range of temperature inside the solar cooker after its exposure in sunlight to about 2 hours


Thank you for your question Shubham,

After two hours in good, clear sunlight you should have a very high temperature in your solar cooker, if you have a well made solar cooker that is well insulated and has reflector panels that concentrate the maximum amount of sun possible into the oven.
The temperature range can be between 150 F (66 c)to 400 F (204 c) if you have a well made solar cooker.
(you need at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit(82c)to be able to cook things.)

Some people find solar cooker plans on the internet that are not very well designed and which lack many of the necessary requirements of a good cooker, and when they make the cooker it does not get very hot, so they are disappointed.

Usually the biggest culprit in a badly made solar oven is a lack of good insulation in the cooker, and not sealing all of the holes or gaps. Other reasons would be by not having the proper dimensions of the box and the reflectors and they also do not have dark colored cookware to absorb the concentrated solar energy from the sun's rays.

So, if you have a well made cooker you can reach very high cooking temperatures in a solar cooker, as high as 400 F (204c).
But, you can slow cook in a Solar Cooker with as little as 180 degrees Fahrenheit(82c)

If you want a really hot solar cooker then you would need to make or purchase a solar parabolic cooker.

I hope this is helpful.


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