Solar cookers and ovens are a super crucial way to help save some kids and critters of the future. Make one for $15 with our DIY instructions. They get hot so the planet stays cool by burning less fossil fuels.
Whether you use a simple cardboard box lined with aluminum foil tape, foil covered bubble wrap [Reflectix] and a big clear plastic bag over it or just over the food, or a fancy premade mirror box, or premade parabolic mirror, you can help defend the planet and its future inhabitants by Cooking With The Sun.
Make a XOEarth Solar Cooker yourself with the simple dimple instructions below.
Cook it with the sun to help save our sweet+wacky+dying planet Earth.
There are a bunch of other great solar cookers out there that you can buy or make. We have links to some of them below. There are cardboard box designs that are lined with aluminum foil or foil tape, or you can buy one of the more expensive and techie solar cookers.
There are beautiful parabolic mirror solar cookers and even some with Fresnel lens.
Defend the planet and its inhabitants by Cooking With The Sun.
XOEarth Solar Cooker instructions ::
#1 Solar Oven – Symmetrical Cone – 2-ish foot wide:
1 Aluminum Foil Bubble Wrap: 24 inches x 44″ / 61 cm x 112 cm [Reflectix or InfraStop or EcoFoil]
2 Big binder clips.
Fold lengthwise. Overlap material about 3 inches on 2 corners. Attach a clip to hold the 2 corners together. Follow overlap to the cone center. Attach a clip to hold the center together.
#2 Solar Oven – Asymmetrical Cone – 2.5-ish foot wide::
1 Aluminum Foil Bubble Wrap: 24 inches x about 60″? / 61 cm x 152 cm [Reflectix or InfraStop or EcoFoil]
2 Big binder clips.
Fold left upper top side to right side. Overlap material about 6 inches along the edges and 2 corners. Attach a clip to hold the 2 corners together. Follow overlap to the asymmetrical cone corner. Attach a clip to hold the back corner together.
Face the oven towards the sun to start cooking.
To make the cooker get hotter, put a plastic bag over the food and/or the whole cooker.
That’s it. That’s how you can help our biosphere live longer by cooking with the sun.
[Check out the pics of the XOEarth Solar Cookers]
*Cooking With The Sun* song notes:
[Nate and Stele did a mind meld with the raccoons for Cooking With The Sun. They “listened in” to find out what these smart critters have to say about how cooking with the sun conserves energy. Using less fossil fuels to cook food helps make it possible for them to have a good time in the future.
Recorded in the café at Alfalfas Market in Boulder Colorado.]
cook our yummies with the sun,
in solar stoves that are way fun,
photons will boil, bake and dehydrate,
so our future selves can celebrate.
Cooking With The Sun /Nate and stele c14
I love my little home made solar cookers and ovens. Search for DIY solar ovens on Youtube to find a bunch of fun ways to make them yourself. XOEarth Stele.
*A solar cooker, or solar oven, is a device which uses the energy of direct sun rays (which is the heat from the sun) to heat, cook or pasteurize food or drink. The vast majority of solar cookers presently in use are relatively cheap, low-tech devices. Because they use no fuel and cost nothing to operate, many nonprofit organizations are promoting their use worldwide in order to help reduce fuel costs (for low-income people) and air pollution, and to slow down the deforestation and desertification caused by gathering firewood for cooking. Solar cooking is a form of outdoor cooking and is often used in situations where minimal fuel consumption is important, or the danger of accidental fires is high.
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