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How to Make a Solar Cooker

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In this video Dan Rojas shows you how to make a solar cooker.

He uses a clear piece of vinyl that’s attached to wood.

He then fills the vinyl up with some water and uses the sun to do the work.

I was amazed at how powerful the lens he creates are.

With just water + plastic + sun he’s able to create fire.

As long as you have access to the sun you can fry eggs quickly and easily with this set up.

How to Make a Solar Cooker with Dan Rojas

Video length: 2:32

In this second video you’ll get a better idea of how it all works. This time with a larger diameter.

And yes, they’ll show you how to fry an egg on it. 🙂

How to Make a Solar Cooker

Video length: 7:35

How’s that for a homemade solar cooker? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • AnnieinKC
    July 29, 2011, 4:31 pm

    I’m SO upset! WHY didn’t you post the 180 cottages for auction LAST month, or the month before?!!! Instead, you published it today. The auction was THIS MORNING. The one bdrms sold for $9000 – $14,000.

  • July 29, 2011, 6:35 pm

    I wish I had known about it before this morning.

  • sunshineandrain
    January 22, 2013, 10:44 pm

    This is great. I can see how I can scale it smaller and use it to cook and later shower. Thanks Alex.

  • Annie
    January 23, 2013, 7:49 am

    Any reason for the height? I could see it built on wheels, which you could roll over an old-fashioned cast iron stove or charcoal BBQ to get it started.

  • asif wafa
    February 1, 2015, 3:43 am

    I will try it

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