How to Solar Cook
The process of solar cooking is similar to cooking using a slow cooker or "crockpot." Foods cook best when cut up into small pieces and allowed to cook in their own moisture. Alternatively, foods can be baked in solar ovens at about twice the amount of time the food would take to bake in a conventional oven.
Solar cooking should be timed so that the most direct rays of the sun are used. Often, cooking just before, during, and after noon is the best time for this. Additionally, it is best to preheat your solar cooker for an hour or two before you begin your cooking.
After cooking, if it is not time to serve the food immediately, the oven can be covered with an insulating blanket made of textile or hay. This blanket will keep the meal warm until it is time to eat.
Solar cooking can be used to accomplish almost every sort of cooking that is done with conventional ovens and stovetops. Experience and experimentation are the key factors in becoming a successful solar cook.