Solar oven vs. Electric Oven
When we leave for work in the mornings, it is still dark. And we don’t get home until dinnertime — making it very hard to cook in a solar oven. But this morning, we thought how nice it would be to come home to baked sweet potatoes for supper. Since a sweet potato will not spoil sitting out waiting for the sun, we decided to try an “ALL DAY SOLAR COOKOUT”. We angled the solar oven to receive the most sun — just a little bit before noon in this case. Then we discovered that we had too many sweet potatoes to fit into the solar oven. So — stupid as it sounds — we put the remainder of the potatoes into the electric oven and set the electric oven to come on at the right time.
When we got home, the solar oven was completely shaded and cooled off, but the sweet potatoes had cooked perfectly and were still warm. The potatoes in the electric oven were also done, of course. But in comparing the two methods, Rod decided that he definitely liked the texture of the solar potatoes better.