I cooked chicken with a solar powered stove


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#2

I hope these catch on in Prospect Park. I’d love to take a run in the summer without choking on metric tons of charcoal smoke and lighter fluid fumes.


#3

I love my solar oven (Sun Oven), but even in Arizona, by October you can’t heat anything past about 3:30pm.

Mine tops out at around 330°, which is fine for doing all day cooking kind of stuff (it’s ideal for turning a huge piece of meat into something you can eat with a spoon).


#4

Well darn, it’s cold and gloomy here in Cincinnati. I guess I’ll have to use my Ordinary™ stove, which costs nothing because the landlord owns it. But I’m making ropa vieja, so I win.


#5

yep.

also, these don’t work so well at higher latitudes. I did the numbers to bring one to Burning Man, and it just wasn’t worth it.

These are fantastic in sunny climates close to the equator.


#6

The main thing is timing and consistent sun. They’re fine if you want to cook your lunch during the winter, for instance.


#7

Please tell me the price is set to subsidize selling it more cheaply in the third world.


#8

Pyrex is not a material. It’s a brand.
Things sold as “Pyrex” may be made of borosilicate glass ( which is heat-resistant ) or made of cheaper, non heat-resistant materials.


#9

That is way cooler than the ovens we used to make in the Boy Scouts.


#10

I’ve seen homemade solar ovens used very effectively on the playa. Probably didn’t cost any $279 either.


#11

So where do I get the genetically engineered long tubular chicken to cook in it?


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