How to Build a Solar Oven

Build a homemade solar cooker to prepare whole meals with free, renewable energy.



How the Solar Oven Works
A properly constructed and positioned solar oven can reach 350 degrees Fahrenheit in 15 minutes.
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You don't need your kitchen to cook! Instead, build this DIY solar cooker and use the power of the sun. 
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Solar Oven Plan: Bottom, Sides, Door
When you cut the iron into separate parts, remember to leave room in your measurements for the flanges.
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Solar Oven Plan: Floor, Back and Glass
The insulated floor and reflector sheeting seen in this diagram help the solar oven collect and retain heat for baking.
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Solar Oven Plan: Reflectors, Flange, Seal Detail
Be careful to ensure that the glass is properly sealed  so that your oven doesn't leak heat.
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