The Solar Cooker Light only weighs 21 oz.. It disassembles down to a 15" x 15" x 1" size. It will fit in a suitcase, a cupboard, a car or a backpack.
It is made from 4 vinyl squares with a reflective surface. Choose between the yellow background or the silver background.
Because of its curved shape it is more stable in wind gusts, the air flows around it.
Engineers call it "elegant".
It comes with a heavy duty boot lace and can be assembled by lacing the panels to the base with the bootlace through the corner holes.
It is shipped flat and comes with directions and everything you need to assemble it. 15 minutes to put it together.
Great as an emergency cooker: Flood, Hurricane, Earthquake, Lost Hiking or Skiing, Power Outage, Fuel Loss. As soon as the sun is out you can cook dinner
If you get lost camping the reflective surface makes a great signal device for air rescue to see you.
At night reflect more light from lanterns.
Use at home or at the kids games, take it camping or just keep it in your car with your emergency preparedness kit.
It cleans easily and the 4 panels can be folded out flat and used as place mats for a clean eating surface.
The food cooks to a tender succulent flavor because it takes longer to cook with the sun and the temperature is lower.
Use a black pan w/glass cover (not included) in oven bag to reach temps of 300 F ° to 375 F °. (Occasionally 400 F °)
Most foods are cooked at or below 185 F °. This cooker averages 250 F ° to 325 F°.
Cook chicken breasts in 2 hours.
Cook rice in 2 1/2 hours
Bring water to 150 F degrees for 20 min to pasteurize.
Melt wax, Make Smores, Make Nachos
Because it is light weight and folds flat you can take it camping, fishing, to the beach or just use it at home.
You don't have to spend a lot of money or tote a heavy cooker around to enjoy solar cooked food.
Teachers take note this is a great tool to teach about heat radiation, conduction, and convection, plus solar energy.
Solar cooking with this cooker uses no fuel, it is the green way to cook anywhere.
American design and assembly
The following is a testimonial from Victoria in New Mexico:
I love this solar panel cooker! I needed a good solar cooker at a low price as I wanted to make sure solar cooking would be something I enjoyed before I splurged on anything fancy, and I took a chance on this one, and I am glad I did. The first thing I did with it was to cook eggs for breakfast -- it only took 20 minutes, in a metal pan inside a covered glass casserole in an oven bag, but on a cold, windy NM mountain day that wasn't even as sunny as usual! I then cooked half-frozen chicken breasts with olives, pepperoncini and muenster cheese in only three hours and they were perfect! For the past couple of weeks instead of a metal pan, I have been placing one of my darker pottery dishes in a covered glass casserole. I've only used an oven bag over all this on windy days, or when I need to speed up the cooking. I think the pottery slows down the cooking a little bit, but not much, and it looks lovely on the table when it is served.
I liked this Copenhagen oven so much I then bought another one right away to take to our cabin in the wilderness, where I usually cook on a propane stove or grill. Well, I used this solar panel cooker, and it acted as a solar crockpot ! --so I was able to help my husband with remodeling work we had to do there, and not abandon him an hour early just to start and make dinner and worry about how I was going to deal with flames so close to a dry wilderness on a windy day.
I was so pleased! I placed this Copenhagen cooker on one of our wrought iron patio chairs that swivels, and adjusted it every couple of hours or so to follow the sun. It was a perfect dinner -- a chicken, sausage green chile alfredo dish I served with salad and tortillas on the side.
I was worried when I bought this oven that it might only be a child's toy, but it is definitely not. It is a powerful cooking tool!
What I appreciate about this solar panel cooker, too, is that, even though it feels quite durable, if it ever wears out or one of the panels gets damaged or dulled by time, I will just use some of that reflective material you can purchase in rolls to cover the panel. This thing could be kept going almost indefinitely, I think. I do use a trivet under the food, to keep it heating more evenly. I keep my two Copenhagen's assembled, as I am not the patient sort who wants to put something back together each time.
By the way these ovens do beautifully in our strong New Mexico winds. It must be the way they are designed!
Now that I have seen how much can be done with this simple panel cooker, I am going to get two more, so I can cook various dishes at once, and I am not even going to bother buying an expensive box oven....
I am only sorry I waited so long to discover solar cooking. I'd always wanted to try it but never did. It would have saved me years of electric and propane bills, and given me so much joy and independence just to be able to cook with the sun God gave us. Not to mention it would have kept my little west-windowed kitchen so much cooler in the afternoons!
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