Fresnel Solar Cooker

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Magdala_Buckley, Jul 31, 2019.

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  2. Merkun

    Merkun furious dreamer

    Try a site search for "solar oven." There's at least one thread that addresses the subject.
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    We had a monkey that built a frame- Gear Review - Fresnel lens solar cooker using TV lens I had a fresnel lens from an old TV but never did anything with it because it was really large and building something like that didn't fit my lifestyle or living arrangements
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  4. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    I've been using a Sun Oven off and on for about a year. Cheated and purchased mine. It has the four reflectors and an insulated chamber.

    Has no trouble reaching 350 deg F. Last week I cooked a whole chicken in about 1 1/2 hours. The thing is nothing short of amazing. I even cooked a 3 lb roast with potatoes and carrots on a partly cloudy day
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    No lies, I would burn the holy living crap out of myself if I used one.
  6. In the summer we use kerosene burners. Some mornings I don't feel like running out to the summer kitchen to heat up water for coffee. So I only need to heat water up to 200 degrees. The Fresnel solar cooker sounds like it will heat water fast. It's okay if it is big and bulky. I have help available in the morning. My daughter will do anything for hot coffee.
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  7. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Try cooking food, instead of yourself in the oven. ;)
  8. Wildbilly

    Wildbilly Monkey+++

    I purchased two Fresnel Lens years ago. One had a wide focal point and was suitable for cooking or heating water, but the other had a narrow focal point and would melt glass and some metals. I was hoping to use the narrow focus lens to work glass and metal, and to create a large heat-sink for heating large amounts of water and air. BOTH ARE DANGEROUS!! I need to get them out again and experiment with them.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
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