Justme, did you get any further with this? Anyone else got any other news?
We’re about to move to a remote site off grid and I’m looking at all kinds of ways to cut down on electricity use. It’s a sunny spot during the day time, chilly at night (there was frost there this morning, something I’ve rarely seen in Spain – two or three times in 16 years and absolutely never this late in the year). YT2095 has given me some advice on design, but I've not got much info about what it's actually like to solar cook.
The various sites I’ve seen that promote solar cooking show people using it for large-scale kitchens in Africa and elsewhere, as well as for individual families. I’ve also seen a site with an elderly lady using a solar cooker on a rooftop in Barcelona and two chefs, again in Barcelona, frying chicken and cooking a ratatouille-type sauce to go with it.
My question is, does anyone know what solar cookers are like to use? I’m obviously not going to be able to bake cakes because getting the temperature just so won’t be easy. But I am hoping to do roasts, stews, boil beans, etc. What I don’t know is whether this is really doable?
Does anyone have any experience of this kind of cooker they’d like to share?