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Don't Forget the Basics of Solar Cooking

Users sometimes tell me they are not able to achieve cooking temperatures. The most common reason being that the proper shape for the cooker has not been achieved. See the proper shape, above. Without the proper shape, none of the panels will work as designed and temperatures will be very low.

Now that the proper shape is shown, lets talk about other reasons your cooking might fail

Tip #1 - Remember C.A.R.D

This is an acronym for Collection, Absorption, Retention, Duration

Tip #2 - Collection

Solar Cookers are designed to increase the power of the sun by using reflectors that collect and concentrate the sunlight into the cooking area. Properly designed reflectors will increase the temperature and cooking speed of the solar cooker.