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Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY
Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5:23 PM

An awesome tutorial on how to build a high powered solar cooker using a Fresnel Lens.  Time to find an old rear projection TV on Craiglist.

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ROB SCHUSTER: Mother Earth News

Making a Solar Cooker for Free

Simple DIY plan for build your own solar oven
Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:23 AM

Learn to make this simple DIY solar cooker and start making some yummy food this summer with the power of the sun.

What Should I Do?

Sun Oven Solar Cooker

Off-Grid Food Prep

A first try at solar cooking
Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:55 AM

Today, I want to switch gears from my usual fare and discuss something a little different. Each month, I want to try and accomplish a routine task completely “Off-Grid.” This month, special thanks to a decent little garden, I wanted to do an article on a project that includes as close to exclusively as possible things that I’m growing myself.

Because there are so many more qualified and experienced speakers on this subject, I rarely veer into the realm, although it’s one I enjoy very much: Cooking. » Read more

Deal of the Week

Sun Oven - Solar Oven Special Offer

Global Sun Oven w/Dehydrating, Preparedness & Turkey Roastin
Monday, March 25, 2013, 2:22 PM

We are bringing back the Global Sun Oven Special Offer to help you save while getting ready to cook, preserve and build resilience this spring and summer. Use the power of the sun to make wonderful meals year round.

This is a great package that gives you the most flexibility and capability of a sun oven setup.  Here is what is included in this package deal.

Sun Oven with Dehydrating, Preparedness & Turkey Roasting Accessory Package Includes:
  • The Global Sun Oven® Solar Cooker
  • Hanging Turkey Roasting Rack (Roasts up to an 18 pound turkey in the Global Sun Oven®)
  • Multi-Level Dehydrating & Baking Rack Set (set of 3 racks w/1 roll parchment paper)
  • Two Easy Stack Pots w/interchangeable enamel and glass lids
  • Multi-Fuel Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI)
  • Two Loaf Pans
  • A totally new computer CD with over 600 SUN OVEN® recipes, solar cooking tips, FAQs, operating instructions, and a video series on how to best use a SUN OVEN®  and emergency preparedness tips
  • Includes shipping to the continental US

Specifically, PrepareDirect is offering us:

  • 5% off the's Sun Oven Sale Price
  • Includes free shipping on orders over $99 (within the Lower 48 States)

Click here to take advantage of this offer and use coupon code PeakSun5, exclusive to readers. This offer runs through April 15, 2013.

What Should I Do?

Sun Oven Preheating

Cooking with the Sun

5 easy sun-oven recipes
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 9:26 AM

We hit 108°F this week in the Sierra Foot Hills of California.  It's too hot to do much of anything, but it is definitely too hot to cook in the house.  We have used our sun oven all summer, but this week we were particularly thankful to have an outdoor cooking apparatus, something that requires no electricity, charcoal, or propane.

The following recipes are fool-proof, easy, and reliable recipes for cooking in your sun-oven.  You don't have to own a sun oven or solar cooker to use these recipes; you can easily use these recipes in your electric or gas oven as well.  However, I highly recommend a sun oven.  They are efficient, easy to use, and help to keep the heat outside on hot summer days. » Read more

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Dipika Sharma

How to Make a Pizza Box Solar Oven

A fun project to start cooking with the sun
Monday, June 25, 2012, 9:48 AM

A great way to experiment with solar cooking with kids this summer or get a basic understanding of what is involved in building a bigger, more powerful sun oven.