View Cart

Solar Oven Worth Revisiting

by Brad
(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).


Thanks Brad,
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.


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Share your Solar Cooking Experiences, Event or Photos!.

Enjoy this page? Please share it with others. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.


Panel Cookers

   All Season Cooker 

   Sunflair Cooker

Box Cookers

   All American Cooker

Parabolic Cooker

   Solar Burner

Evacuated Cookers

   GoSun Stove

   GoSun Go


   Protective Covers

 Discontinued Cookers

New Financing Options available for purchase of Solar Cookers

Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Email Newsletter
For Email Marketing you can trust