Solar Cookers

July 10, 2012
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One of the things I believe everyone should own is a solar cooker. I have several and have plans to own several others. There is a great organization that I support and purchase from called Solar Cookers International. They have been very instrumental in helping thousands of people all over the globe to better their living conditions and help improve their quality of life.

I started out buying their Cookit for a whole $25.00

I was so impressed I had to know more. The more I saw what they did with these Cookits and other products the more I like them. I have since purchased the AquaPak, more Cookits, a seperate Water Pasteurization Indicator or WAPI, and a couple of things that aren’t currently on their web site.

These WAPI’s are great. Disease-causing organisms in water are killed by exposure to heat in the pasteurization process. Water heated to 65°C (149°F) for a short period of time is free from microbes, including E. coli, Rotaviruses, Giardia and the Hepatitis A virus. The Solar Cookers International new and improved WAPI contains a heat specific soy wax that helps you determine when water has reached pasteurization temperatures. It has a tough stainless steel cable and brass end caps that are designed to withstand high heat which means they won’t melt when used over an open flame. This feature makes the WAPI especially valuable when used over an open fire, like camping or in situations where solar cooking is not an option. It’s a very cool device and face it, if it comes to where we are having to pasteurize all of our water, it could come in handy.

Check out Solar Cookers International, you could be glad you did someday.

http://www.solarcookers.org/index.html

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Blessings to ya!
BroJim

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4 Responses to Solar Cookers

  1. Araújo on July 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    nice post thanks for sharing.

    • Sabrouch on November 1, 2012 at 2:00 am

      A pressure cooker is the exact opposite of a slow cooker it actually cooks food really fast, almost like a microwave but has been around for at least 50 years. A slow cooker is the same as a crock pot, you can actually put all your ingredients in before you go to work set it on slow and come home to a really nice cooked meal- it’s great for stuffed peppers, soups, and I love making pork, chicken or beef pulled barbecue .which is just simmering the meat at low temperature in a little water then removing the meat- emptying the water- pulling the meat apart- putting it back in the cooker and add your favorite barbecue sauce and cook for another 30 minutes . My mom used to use a pressure cooker- but it scares me because it exploded one time- the gasket on it was cracked and it actually shot the top of the cooker which was heavy metal, up into the ceiling, so I’m not keen on them- but the slow cooker/crock pot I love ..I hope I helped on half your answer and I cook my rice on the stove or in the microwave.

  2. Adira on August 1, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    hey friend, thanks for helping me and the others.

  3. Harapan on October 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I was looking for a crockpot that wasn’t too large and wasn’t too expensive. This product fit the bill. The lid is treated glass so, you can see the food cooking without lifting the lid. The lid handle stays cool during the cooking, so you won’t burn your fingers if you touch it. The ceramic cooker is sturdy and a little heavy. It can become slippery when wet, so be careful while washing it in the sink. Also be careful because the handles on the cooker and the metal base can become very hot during cooking. So keep potholders nearby.The cooker can accommodate a 3.5-4 pound whole chicken and 4 pound roasts. It’s oval shape enables these foods to fit well. It comes with a small instruction manual that includes some recipes. So far, I’ve cooked whole grain cereal (barley and cracked wheat), stews, whole chickens, corned-beef, and turkey legs. They’ve turned out good. However, since I’m new to slow-cooking, the first attempts were a bit off because I cooked the food too long. But now, I’m better with the timing so the food is better.Just a side note, if you like eating whole grain cereals, the slow cooker is terrific. You don’t need to stand over a stove stirring the pot and worrying it will boil over. This cooking method allows the grains to fully absorb the water, which makes for a creamier end result. Plus, you can toss the grains and water into the cooker at bedtime and it’s done in time for your breakfast.I do have a two very minor complaints:1. The packaging. The cooker is packaged in a way that you have to slide it out of the box. If you aren’t careful, you could drop the ceramic cooker or the glass lid.2. The handle to the lid was a little loose, and could be made tighter with 1 turn. But that might not be a design flaw, but a way to compensate for the expansion of the glass during the cooking process. So, don’t mess with it, imo. Otherwise this is a great product..

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