A Sacramento man says he's saved thousands of dollars over the past couple of decades by using a solar cooker to make his meals. Paul Barth uses the device, which harnesses the power of the sun and heats food up to 250°F, to roast vegetables and meat, cook rice, and bake lasagna. He figures the electric bill reduction for opting against an oven and the resultant home cooling would be around 20 to 30 percent for a family of four.
Those savings sounding pretty savory? Explore the Solar Cookers World Network for tips and instructions on how to build your own sun-powered oven at home.
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