A few weeks ago, my husband and I went to an Emergency Preparedness Show. Each new show gets bigger and better, and this was no exception. There were hundreds of vendors selling everything from long term food storage to guns to solar cookers. Yes, solar cookers! At the The first show we attended, about 2 years, the only solar oven on site was the Global Sun Oven. If you were interested in solar cooking, that appeared to be the only option, short of making your own. But this year, things have changed and there are new solar ovens on the market. I fell in love with the Solar Flare Parabolic Cooking System, by Solar Zenith. It is small, it is portable, it is easy to set up, and easy to use. So I bought it to add to my growing collection.
The Solar Flare comes individually or in a set of two. Each set consists of a plastic pail with a lid; a black painted mason jar with lid; plastic riser cup; a cooking bag; and the parabolic reflector. To set up, the parabolic reflector is set into the pail. Then the mason jar in enclosed in the cooking bag and put inside of the reflector on top of the riser. The set up reminds me of my homemade window screen cooker, but is much more efficient.
This cooker is great to cook beans, soup, chili, oatmeal, spaghetti.
If you want to give this a try, use my discount code ADVSLRCK to receive a 10% discount off of any solar kit – single or double – plus free shipping in the USA.