DIY Advanced Solar Oven! Hi temps! Fully Insulated! No Turning! Large Capacity! and solidly built! (made w/real wood, real glass and real mirror!) 350F+. This video shows the full build of my most advanced DIY solar box oven yet! The video breakdown,first 3 mins showcases the oven (w/talk through, temp tests and cooking).
Then a 10-minute “Time-lapse Assisted” Fast Full-Build (from 3 – 13 min. marks) *and then wraps up with the facts/stats pages, a list of parts (lumber, glass, mirror, hardware, paint etc.) some final design thoughts, cooking and storage idea. The idea in designing and making this one was to try to make one of the best ones ever made.read more: desertsun02
A few of its features… 1.) it’s a “No Turn” design for ease of use. because it has a long low-profile shape w/large rear reflector there’s very little shadowing. Therefore you almost never need to turn it (only once every 6 hrs or so). 2.) It’s Fully insulated (back, bottom and both sides). High temps are achieved in part by fully insulating the bottom, back and both sides using a large amount of “very densely packed”.
The insulation used is the strongest on the market (with highest R value) that is made while also being “food safe”. It’s a green fiber blend made up of ground up newspaper, cardboard, straw, sawdust etc. note: you should not use foam or fiberglass insulation. Foam won’t handle the heat. It’s only good to 150 or 160F and don’t use fiberglass for obvious reasons (plus the R value of fiberglass is lower than what i used, so it’s not as good for that reason too).via: desertsun02