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    the_lady_kay
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    I was reading about how you can build a solar oven out of basically

    cardboard, aluminum foil and a glass panel and a black or dark metal

    pan and pot. The idea sounded really neat. I guess it works like a

    slow cooker using the sun's energy rather than the electric company's.

    There is also a group on Yahoo dedicated to solar cooking. Might be

    a way to conserve bucks.








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    Dorothy Columbro
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    PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT THIS OVEN, WHERE YOU SAW THE PLANS AND ALSO THE YAHOO GROUP THAT IS DEDICATED TO SOLAR COOKING... THANKS A BILLION DOTTIEANNE

    the_lady_kay <caysea11@yahoo.com> I was reading about how you can build a solar oven out of basically
    cardboard, aluminum foil and a glass panel and a black or dark metal
    pan and pot. The idea sounded really neat. I guess it works like a
    slow cooker using the sun's energy rather than the electric
    company's.
    There is also a group on Yahoo dedicated to solar cooking. Might be
    a way to conserve bucks.

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    the_lady_kay
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    Default Solar Ovens?



    There is a Yahoo group called SolarCooking that has some plans, but I

    had seen them on other sites as well, just cannot remember where off

    hand. There are places that sell them commercially, but not so cheap,

    so it sounded like making my own would be cheapest. I have lots of

    empty storage boxes that I don't mind experimenting with. There are

    different variations. One was even made with several shelves for

    cooking multiple containers. Some have even made ovens out of old

    tires! They bake all sorts of things--even breads and cheesecake, so

    they say. I really want to try this.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, Dorothy Columbro

    <dottieanne212@...> wrote:

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    > PLEASE LET ME KNOW ABOUT THIS OVEN, WHERE YOU SAW THE PLANS AND ALSO

    THE YAHOO GROUP THAT IS DEDICATED TO SOLAR COOKING...

    > THANKS A BILLION

    >

    > DOTTIEANNE 212 @YAHOO.COM

    >

    > the_lady_kay <caysea11@...> wrote:

    > I was reading about how you can build a solar oven...








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    kimmi muterspaugh
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    http://www.solarcooking.org/plans/default.htm Good sight for some good plans and ideas for solar cookers.

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    Have any of you ever tried the solor ovens, or know what all it will cook. I want to make a permanet one but not sure if i should spend that much money yet. I'm gona need a pretty big one or a lot of them. I hope to incorparate one into my patio design before we get started building. not sure if this is a good idea or not.

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    I made one from a box and it cooked beans and heated water, didn't try to bake anything. Yep, like a slow cooker it takes all day. Had to keep moving it to keep it in-line with the sun.
    from the land of moo cows & orange trees

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    my husband and i are thinking of building our own so we can add one more survival skill to our list incase something would ever happen. the ones we have seen that were not homemade could get up to 450 degrees. i am actually kind of excited on trying this and learning a new way of cooking.

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    I know this is an older thread but had to put in my two cents worth. I have been solar cooking for about four and a half years. Most people think it takes all day. Not always. It depends on what you are cooking. I did a great Parmesan ranch mushroom dish today. It was for a slow cooker and called for four hours on low. I did it in my home made Copenhagen cooker in about an hour and a half- 2 hours and it was bubbling. Started at 9:30 melting the butter in the pot in the sun. At 10 I stirred in the ranch, mushrooms, and parm. It was ready by 11:30. I left it in the sun to stay hot til lunch, then the family scarfed it down.

 

 

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