Solar Cooker Design

Solar Cooker Design

TR-34
Preliminary work on gasket making for cooking pots
Previous studies of the HotPot (see TR-04) and other panel-type solar cookers have indicated that lid gaps are a major cause of heat loss, and hence a limitation on the power and efficiency of low-power solar cookers. A device was constructed to make round silicone gaskets attached directly to the lid of the HotPot. The seal made by this method was not sufficiently even to eliminate air gaps.