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Different types of solar cookers
The work group “Solar Cookers Sliedrecht” has chosen to promote the Dierkx type Box Cooker.
In general we distinguish three types of solar cookers: the Parabole Cooker, the Cookit and the Box Cooker.
The SK14 is the best-known of the parabole cookers. It got this name because its diameter is 1.4 metres.
Advantages of the Parabole Cooker:
~ The parabole cooker reaches a high temperature very quickly (comparable with an electric cooker of 700 Watts). 2 litres of water will boil in 18 minutes.
Disadvantages of the Parabole Cooker:
~ Each quarter of an hour the parabole cooker has to be directed to the sun.
Advantages of the Cookit:
~ The Cookit is the cheapest system.
Disadvantages of the Cookit:
~ The Cookit is effected by the wind and lacks insulation. Thus the cooking takes longer.
Advantages of the Box Cooker:
~ The food in the box cooker cannot get burned and cooks unattended.
Disadvantages of the Box Cooker:
~ The box cooker takes between 2 and 4 hours to cook the food.
The boxcooker type Dierkx in action.
The double boxcooker in the full sun.
Het folding device in action.