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Solar ovens aren't just for cooking!

by Cookie
(Sanford, NC)

Hey guys!

So, I am big in to arts and crafts. I make polymer clay molds by cooking them in my toaster oven, so I thought to myself, 'I bet I could use my GSO for this'.

So I made a couple molds with my sculpey mold maker while I waited for my oven to warm up. By the time I got out to check on it it was right where I needed it to be temperature wise, since my molds require temps of about 250 degrees. I let them bake for about 20 minutes and got some wonderful molds out of it.

Going to try a sculpture next! This sun oven is officially awesome!!!



Great to hear from you again.

And it's really great to hear how you have been able to use your Global Sun Oven for more than just the traditional solar cooking.

We would really be interested in seeing how these items look after you have "solar cooked" them.

We have had a few other site contributors who have indicated that they use their solar cookers for melting/separating bees wax, candle making and dyeing yarn.

I wonder what other unique uses people may have come up with for their solar cookers?

Thanks for sharing this with us.


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Jan 21, 2013
Good Thinkin!
by: Shellie

I really appreciated your clever idea of using your solar oven for more than just food. It got me thinking how else I could be using mine. Thanks for sharing!

Jan 18, 2013
Some more uses for solar cookers
by: Nathan

Here are some other unique uses of solar cookers for applications beyond solar cooking...

Making candles

Melting beeswax

Making Playdough

Dyeing Yarn

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