Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Solar Oven

We got another toy in the mail yesterday. Meet, the hybrid Solar Oven:
It's considered a hybrid because it can plug in (in case you lose the sun and need to finish cooking your stuff). When I first got this set up, I plugged it in (you're supposed to) and let the oven heat up to season it. The cooking area got up to 270 degrees with it plugged in - it was a cloudy morning.

Here's what it looks like all set up.

The oven comes with some special pots - they're black so they absorb the heat better.
We're experimenting with cooking some chicken - barbecue in one, and Parmesan and butter in the other.
I'm not sure if you can see this, but the oven, with just the solar part, has reached 250 degrees.

We heated up a children's TV dinner straight from the freezer - and it got hot!


Jo at Celtic Memory Yarns said...

I LOVE this! I remember having chocolate cake in Ladakh in the heart of the Himalayas, solar cooked - waiting happily for it to be done while sitting on a stone wall and looking at the breathtaking scenery (literally breathtaking, since it's very very high up and the air is thin). I would so like to try solar power in some way - but I don't think we get your wattage of sun here in Ireland!


i love this! i can't wait to show dh!


men, i showed it to him, all excited i was. he's response, "yes, so."