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Published on August 4th, 2012 | by Chelsea


Compact Solar Cooker Unfolds for Easy Use

August 4th, 2012 by  

Cheng Tsung-Feng knew that providing a safe and easy way for people to cook for themselves after disaster strikes is no small task. Tsung-Feng set out to design a solar cooker that was simple to assemble and use, and succeeded in creating exactly that. Behold the the little orange solar cooker that could:

Source: Tree Hugger
Images: via Cheng Tsung-Feng 

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About the Author

is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.

  • Sirsparks Electrical

    A large unit approx. 1ft x 3ft and will only (according to manufacturers tests) boil one cup (appears to be about 8 ounces) of water in one hour. The kit comes with dried soup and water.

    Personally I sooner just have the soup and water (pre-mixed) and drink it cold.

    • oldhat

      Thanks but don’t use an oven to boil water…how does it perform for things ovens are usually used for, such as baking?

      • Sirsparks Electrical

         Check out the picture designed for two  8 oz cups, with a permanent holding framework for them. I doubt it would cook at all.




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