Our first solar oven

Today the kids and I built our first solar oven, inspired by the good peoples at solarcooking.org and their (many many) plans for solar cookers. In particular we made an attempt at The “Minimum” Solar Box Cooker.

By the time it was made we had a little over two hours of sun left in the day, so no cooking was going to happen. In testing, however, the oven did quickly get to 48 degrees celcius – sometime between ten and fifteen minutes. I hold high hopes that tomorrow we’ll be able to do a test run of biscuits, perhaps even some photos.

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