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November 19, 2008

John Grandinetti's Indirect Solar Cooker

Mr. Grandinetti's oven can be made for about $21 dollars and here's the kicker: he is giving it away. He doesn't want to sell the plans, he wants a company to take it and mass produce it for third world countries so that forests won't need to be cut down for things like cooking fires. A noble idea indeed. It will be interesting to see if any company, anywhere steps up and takes him up on his offer.

John Grandinetti is a solar contractor out of Honolulu, and the owner of Grand Solar Inc. This isn't his first foray into the solar cooking/pasteurization field. He also has created similar devices for the purpose of pasteurizing water in the late 90's for third world installations in Tanzania and Guatemala.

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October 02, 2008

Engineers Without Borders: Solar Cooker Challenge

These are solar cooker ideas from the Engineers without borders solar cooker challenge.

Maybe you can get some ideas here for building your own solar cooker!

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October 01, 2008

A Meal from solar cookers

A Meal from solar cookers

Carrie and I decided that it would be fun to eat an entire meal cooked by the sun.

So, we took our three cookers. In one, we placed leftover chili. In another, we placed potatoes.

And in a third, we placed Joan's rice pudding (for dessert). Thanks Joan!

All three videos are posted below (we made them for YouTube as individual videos, but we ate this as a full meal).

Other than the mildly disappointing results from the sun not cooking the rice pudding (simply because we didn't get it outside early enough in the day, we were very pleased with how this meal turned out!

Baked Potatoes wrapped in foil and cooked in an eagle solar cooker

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September 27, 2008

How To Make A Solar Funnel Cooker

In this video, I am going to teach you how to make a solar funnel cooker.

For this cooker, you will need:

  • Aluminum foil

  • Glue

  • Cardboard (I got some heavy duty cardboard, which was very difficult to fold)

  • A razor blade

  • A cutting surface (optional)

  • A measuring tape (optional)

  • Brads, bolts and nuts, screws, wire, or some other material that will hold things together (watch the video to see what I mean)

  • Straight edge (like a board) for forming creases)

(I actually mess up in the video and call this the "box solar cooker" but decided not to edit/re-record it)

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