New Media Parabolic Solar Cooker

It is too hot for cooking in the house. So thought it’d be a good time to experiment with solar cooking… I call it the New Media cooker, but maybe it’s more accurate to call it the film/video cooker. The reason being instead of a black pot, I used black wrap or black foil, which is used for shuddering the hot lights of production. I also used gaffers tape to put my parabolic shape together. I know, I know, black wrap and gaffer’s tape are expensive, but they can be reused over and over! And I already had em. Which works well with one of my philosophies, shopping at home…

New Media Cookery

On the deck, too hot to cook inside.


used:
car windshield sun reflector
shaped with gaffer’s tape
little rack from old toaster oven
pot of food, covered in blackwrap
a oven cook bag (can also be reused)
an elastic hair band (to make a tight seal on the plastic bag)
a bucket to rest and turn the parabolic cooker in
apparatus detail

I had to use oven mitts!


You can tell were the sweet/hot spot is in the cooker when you are turning it, which is here and there as the sun shifts.

I’m making a bread cooker next out of a shoe box.

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