Tandoori Oven from a Garbage Can

| 4/30/2009 10:31:49 AM

Tags: rocket stove,

I’ve been thinking about building a rocket stove and/or earth oven. The rocket stoves seem to make good use of small branches that might otherwise end up in a landfill. And why not keep heat from cooking outside during the summer instead of using electricity to heat the stovetop and then run the air conditioner to cool down the house?

Here’s a unique idea on the instructables site for a tandoor oven (tandoori oven) made from a garbage can and a clay flowerpot. Check it out.

5/27/2018 10:01:25 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

5/7/2009 12:36:15 PM

Ofcourse a solar oven is only good around high noon. U starve the rest of the time. I'd prefere using an electric oven run off a deep cycle batter recharged by a solar panel/wind gen. Now that's a more flexible setup.

B Knight
5/7/2009 7:29:20 AM

A rocket stove improves the burning of small pieces of wood, directing most of the heat to the pot that does the cooking. Yet, it is still burning wood. Wouldn't a solar oven be a better idea? Here's a link to a page that has a couple of different DIY solar oven designs. These solar ovens can be built for under $10. http://www.greenterrafirma.com/diy-solar-oven.html Enjoy....

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