- Paperback: 143 pages
- Publisher: Home Power Publishing; 2 edition (March 15, 1998)
- ISBN-10: 0962958824
- ISBN-13: 978-0962958823
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,266,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Heaven's Flame: A Guide to Solar Cookers Paperback – March 15, 1998
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I've lived with this cooker for several years, and they will reach very high temperatures for a box cooker, at least compared to the one-reflector-panel designs that are also common. We've even managed to burn food in them before- not an easy feat for a box cooker (you won't burn stuff if you follow the standard directions, we were experimenting to see how hot we'd get it while making cookies).
-the cardboard design he promotes is very well-built and stands up to quite a long use, though you wouldn't want to leave it in the rain for very long.
-The reflector panel shapes (and reflector angle) that Radabaugh recommends help direct more sunlight into the box than square panels do, and also help stiffen the unit so that the panels are less likely to bend with time or abuse. This is just one of the many unique innovations that he's contributed to solar box cooker design.
-carboard is am amazing insulative material for this application. Best yet, it's free.
I wound up using mine mostly for long-cooking foods like beans, and I tend to heat up the water on the regular stove and then put the food/hot water into the solar oven to complete cooking. On a sunny day, or if I rotate the oven once to follow the sun on a marginal sun day, the beans then finish cooking in the same amount of time as stovetop cooking (and no, you can't burn them if cooked this way, unlike a stovetop pot).
If you're not used to cooking outside I'd recommend adding a digital timer or alarm inside your kitchen that reminds you that you've got something cooking out there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic book with loads of info. Borrowed it from the Library and knew I needed it for my own.Published 19 months ago by Janet Wehlitz
This is a fantastic book on how to get into solar cooking. Extremely well written and organized it answers any questions I can think of for solar cooking. Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Mileage May Vary