Author: Carolyn Guzman

Solar Cookers Reviews

All Season Solar Cooker

Since the hot summer sun is not always around, people living in non-tropical countries ask if it’s even worth trying solar cooking. Fortunately, the All-Season Solar Cooker (ASSC) is here to address that concern! The ASSC is a bright yellow panel cooker that uses two large bowls. Here are its key features:

It is light weight and has a portable design that can easily be stored wherever I go.
It also comes with an instruction manual and 6 sets of nuts and bolts for easy assembling.
True to its name, the ASSC can cook really well even during winter. Its wooden sun dial helps me align my solar cooker to get the…

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Solar Cookers Reviews

All American Sun Oven

For me, nothing can beat the All-American Sun Oven in all around solar cooking! Discover why below:

I can cook, bake, dehydrate, and boil large amounts of food and water because of its large size.
Its temperature range is from 350° – 400° F.
It has three racks, parchment paper, two pieces each of loaf pans and easy stacking pans w/ enamel and glass lids, and a WAPI.
It has sun track indicators!
The glass lid is thicker, and this increases insulation and safety.
The stabilizer bar increases wind resistance.
Includes built-in thermometer to check the oven’s temperature…

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Solar Cookers Reviews

Sport Solar Oven

There are so many things that I love about the rebranded Solavore Sport Solar Oven that amplifies my cooking sessions! Here are some of the reasons:

With its 10” round pots, I can cook two meals at once!
Reflectors are optional because of its efficient insulation design with temperatures ranging from 210° to 300°.
The Solavore only weighs 10 lbs and it doesn’t tip over easily. It also has a water pasteurization indicator (WAPI) and user manual recipes.
Its removable top cover makes cleaning convenient!
Reflective panels can easily be detached for easy access of the oven.
I can…

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Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese

This includes a lot of steps and will need another Solar cooker. Therefore, it is advisable to plan for this in advance.
Ingredients:

1lb of ground sausage of your choice
2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
4 tbsp each of butter and flour
Milk (4 cups)
Grated cheddar cheese (4 cups)
5 cups of water
Salt

First Procedure:

Boil the bowl of water with salt for three hours.
Cook the sausage in another cooker. Slice into small portions.
Once cooked, drain the fat and leave the sausage covered …

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No Meat Chili

Here is the procedure for making chili without meat on the solar oven.
Ingredients:

1 can each of kidney beans, black beans, and red beans
2 cans pinto beans
3 cans of whole stewed tomatoes
1 can dice green chilies
1 onion
2 large cloves of garlic
1 package chili mix any brand
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp black ground pepper
5 tbsp salt (more or less if desired)
1 tsp paprika
2 beef bouillon cubes or it’s vegetarian equivalent

Procedure:…

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Fresh Salsa

There are two different ways that you can use to make this salsa without deflecting from the original taste: You can either use fresh tomatoes and chilies or use diced tomatoes and canned green chilies. The former method takes more time while the latter is quicker
Ingredients:

1-2 cans of green chiles and dice tomatoes
1/2 large cloves of garlic
1/4-1/2 of fresh cilantro
1/8-1/4 of an onion
1/8 tsp of black ground pepper
1 tsp of lemon juice
1 tsp of vegetable oil (or other)
Fine ground oregano
A sprinkle of fine ground basil…

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Education

Where Is the Best Place to Do Solar Cooking?

Location plays a vital role when you want to start solar cooking. Ideally, countries that are near the equator get the best benefits. However, that doesn’t mean that countries with colder temperatures cannot do solar cooking anymore. Remember that solar cookers can still function even with the changing seasons. Here are the places that are ideal for solar cooking:
1. Countries with tropical climate
Example of these countries are Indonesia and the Philippines. Since these countries are situated near the equator, the rays of the sun hit them directly. In fact, there are some places in Indonesia that largely…

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Build Your Own

Simple Homemade Solar Panel Cooker

If you want to upgrade from your pizza box solar oven, we recommend trying to make this homemade solar panel cooker. A simple solar panel cooker is great for cooking small to medium dishes using the sun’s energy. Most of the materials needed to make this solar panel can be found at your local hardware store. Check out the procedure below:
What you need:

Reflective Insulation
Oven roasting bag
Canning Jar with lid
Ink marker
Large paper clip
Scissors
Ink marker
Black High Temp BBQ Paint
Tape measure or yardstick

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Education

When Is The Best Time to Cook Using Solar Energy?

Whether you are planning a summer cookout or on an intimate winter reunion with friends and family, solar cookers can be of great use. Contrary to what the name suggests, you can still cook using solar energy even during winter.
With their efficient and smart insulator design, solar cookers can still cook your food using heat from the winter sun. Smart, isn’t it? Here are some tips and tricks to maximize your solar cookers all-year round.
Proper alignment
The key is to know the correct position to align the cookers to the sun. To help you with this, there are some solar cookers that have built-in …

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Build Your Own

Easy DIY Solar Oven

When you really want to start solar cooking but don’t have the budget to buy one yet, then here is an affordable and easy DIY Solar Oven for you! Just make sure to prepare safe and durable materials that can stand the heat of the sun. Check out the materials and procedure below to start:
You will need:

1 sturdy cardboard pizza box (preferably a bigger one)
Pencil or pen
Ruler
White glue
Black paper
Knife or cutter
Aluminum foil
Plastic wrap
Tape (duct tape and clear tape
A wooden skewer or pencil

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