How to Build a Solar Oven

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diy solar oven photo

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When distilled to their essential parts, solar ovens are really very simple devices. Using little more than a container and reflective surface, they intensify the rays of the sun to the point where they can boil water and cook food...all without the use of trees or fossil fuels.

The best part: Making one is a cheap and easy project.