Saturday, July 9, 2016

I have been asked my opinion of two other solar cooker types. The balloon and the Haines.
All solar cookers seem to cook well in the middle of the day.
Just about any design (including the two mentioned above) will perform well during the optimal solar cooking times of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
So if you like cooking only at those times, choose whichever cooker appeals to you.

But what if it is cloudy that time of day? No Cooking!
Most commercially available solar cookers depend on mid day sun.
The All Season Solar Cooker has the unique capability of capturing the sun and producing cooking level  heat, from sunup to sundown.  12 hours a day of solar heat vs 4  hours a day of solar heat.
During mid day cooking the ASSC is no better or worse than any other cooker. But during the non traditional times of sunup to 10 am and 2 pm to sundown, the ASSC outperforms all other panel and box cookers,

All the commercial solar cookers work well. But only one works long - the All Season Solar Cooker.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

After lots of trial and testing, the wide body ASSC is finally in production. The new cooker has a wider cooking floor, no front wall and uses an improved reflector that is easier to clean.   Yes, that is a turkey roaster.

Monday, December 21, 2015

December 21, first day of Winter. Actually, the following day is the first full day of winter. Forecast calls for rain. And rain. Hope to cook solar sometime before Christmas

Monday, November 23, 2015

Solar cooked turkey. Was gonna do a video but that was about as exciting as watching paint dry.

But here are the results:

13 pound bird
Start temp was 35º
End temp was 165º ("done" for  poultry)
Start time 8:20
End time 12:50
4.5 hours or 21 minutes per pound.

After the turkey was out of the cooker I steamed 4 quarts of beets, kale, chard and beet greens.
2 big meals, one cooker, same day.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Camped on the Oregon coast.
First meal - quinoa
Second meal - chicken/apple sausages and portobello mushrooms
Third use - drying firewood
Third meal - started at 5 p.m. Spinach omelet with cheese

Diving the Big Sur coast:
Stopped at a viewpoint for another spinach omelet (yes, my depth of recipes is shallow)

Stopping at Moro Strand State Beach - quinoa again (see above) but spiced with olive oil, garlic and onion

Monday, August 31, 2015

Parabolic cooker works like a stovetop on high. It is known as an attended cooker because it requires watching, stirring and refocusing.
Box cooker is like an oven on medium heat. It is known as an unattended cooker because it cooks more slowly and requires less frequent refocusing.
A panel cooker is like a crockpot. It is also an unattended cooker. It is the slowest of the cookers but still produces good results.
The ASSC is a box cooker that has had the oven door removed and does not have insulated sides. Instead, it achieves the lightweight convenience of a panel cooker and the power of the box cooker,

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I need an army. Or at least a platoon to feed. We have had great solar cooking days and if I used my cooker to capacity I could feed everyone on the block. Users have asked for a larger ASSC. What about a smaller?