That sounds so good! Im using my solar water heater to heat up an MRE military ration. I lifted the glass lid, and threw the MRE on top of the black solar heat collector. I expect to have a hot meal in about 20 minutes.DesertChick said:I received my Sun Oven several days ago and I love it! I baked several loaves of bread and also "slow cooked" a stuffed flank steak and a pot roast. Today's menu is meatloaf and potatoes!
I also think so.Zenbirder said:I have seen home built models side by side with mine. They do work! A poorly built one will collect at most 50% of the heat mine does. A good one can go 75% or more. The main issues are:FarmerChick said:I heard they work wonderful also....never had one but will build one.
Can you actually get someone or yourself to build it? I asked DH if he wanted to build me one and he declined. I don't have the skills or inclination.
Do you have the materials? Probably scroungeable in most areas, glass and insulated box plus reflectors. Also nice to have a thermometer inside and some way to adjust declination (up and down not just side to side) to better face the sun.
Does it matter if it is portable or not? Most of the home built ones I have seen are limited portable. I like mine for folding up like a suitcase and brought in the house out of the weather. If you have a way to cover it or protect it in place from wind, hail, and snow this would not matter.
I just wanted to raise some thoughts as you look at the different plans on the internet.