by Charlie Little
Cool, I made this out of a cardboard box and foil and thought I had invented something really simple and cool but then saw the Double Jar Solar Cooker here that's made from three mirrors and thought, "it figures somebody already did it!" I don't have a picture but made a paint drawing that shows how it's easy to make this from cardboard box and foil or film. You can make two cookers from one box.
Get a good cube box a little bigger than your intended cooking pot. You want it to not be dented up. Open it up at the glue joint by inserting a knife and gently separating. Now you have four sides laid out and eight flaps. Cut so that you end up with the (above)picture attached. You will need to save one cut-off flap for each cooker that will be "Flap C" which is taped to "Flap B" on both sides.
Cover Sides A & B and the taped flaps B & C with your reflective material. Leave Flap A uncovered. It tucks under Flaps B & C when set up which is the cooker bottom and the weight of the cooking pot holds the whole thing stable. It folds up flat for storage. I don't think there's an easier to make or use panel cooker.
Thank you Charlie,
This is very good, a great little solar panel cooker that is easy to make for almost anyone anywhere.
This is a great model for those who have just been introduced to solar cooking and would like to try it out to see if it works.
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