How are solar cookers made?
- sturdy cardboard form
- aluminum foil
- black paint
- cooking pot
- plastic bag
How does the solar cooker heat food?
A solar cooker converts the suns rays into heat. The solar Cookit model is made of cardboard panels that focus sunlight on a black metal pot of food. The pot absorbs and retains heat. A clear polypropylene bag secured around the pot creates an insulating barrier of air, allowing the temperature to reach 250 degrees F -sufficient to cook several liters of food in a few hours.
Can it prepare typical Sudanese foods?
Yes, a solar cooker can prepare the staples of the Sudanese diet, including chicken, vegetables, tea, and asida (a traditional dish made of cooked wheat flour).