dimanche 13 décembre 2009

Sale of parabolic solar cookers

In August 2008, I received a parabolic solar cooker that I have been using ever since. Many people around me saw that cooker and expressed the wish to get one. It made me decide to make a bulk order of 50 cookers from India.

What is a parabolic solar cooker?
It looks like a satellite dish but instead of getting television signals, it concentrates sunlight in order to allow the user to cook food.

This is the parabolic solar cooker...

Roasting seeds...

Roasted seeds to sprinkle on salads...

Making coffee...

When will the cookers be available?They will arrive around the end of January and you can now place your order.

Want to know more about solar cooking?
The Internet is full of ressources about solar cookers. One of the most important sites is http://www.solarcooking.org/

Can the cooker be used straight away?
You need to allow a few hours to mount the cooker.
The assembly has started...
Putting the reflective panels...

When can I use the solar cooker?
Obviously, you need sun to be able to use your solar cooker. But it can still be used when the weather is cloudy with periods of sunshine. If you use a cast iron pot, the pot will more efficiently retain the heat during the cloudy periods and will allow the cooking to continue. You can also cook in the daytime and eat your food still warm in the evening. In order to keep your food warm, you can place your pot in a blanket or even better in an esy or an insulated box. This is the insulated box that I built out of reclaimed materials.

The price
Because I wish to make this product as affordable as possible, I have decided to apply only a limited margin on it, the sale price is AUD 270.