Cooking with the power of the sun is pretty old. For centuries people used the sun as heating source to cook food. In the last decades we see more and more effectively made sun ovens and solar cookers for better output. They are used all over the world, in developing countries, and in backyards. And why not? The sun is free! All you have to do is find materials to make your very own environmentally and wallet friendly solar oven. If you have an old satellite dish lying around, read my post on solar cookers.
Here are some pics I found from homemade solar ovens. May it inspire you to build your own solar oven from whatever you find in your backyard, attic, cellar, garage-sales, junk yards, pawnshops, dumpsters, etc.
So if you want to start with something simple, take a look at this video and get hold of:
You want it faster, hotter and with more fun? Try building this Satellite dish sun cooker!
This book: “DIY: How to Make a Solar Oven” (available here) explains how you can build different kinds of sun ovens step-by-step!
Whats your experience with solar ovens, what works best, what didn’t work. There are so many solar models and plans, let me know what you think!