satellite dish cooking

bill55az

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Is anyone here into cooking with solar? I have used solar and dish antennas to cook with and it works well, but it could work better if I could find an aluminum dish instead of steel. Aluminum can be polished better than most other metals.
Currently I use foil tape to line the dish, but that method produces a lot of surface irregularities that ends up making the cooking surface have uneven temperatures.
Are there any aluminum antennas out there in the approximately 30 to 42 inch range?
 

TheHamNerd

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I have heard of this. We did an experiment /lab in Geometry years ago when I was in high school. We built a dish, and cooked popcorn. This can be done, but I would not rely on it. ;) Now days I forgot the calculations for building a dish from scratch.
 

navychop

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I vaguely remember seeing a product that folded up. I think all sides were flat or nearly so. But it could (eventually) boil a small amount of water.

Would a collapsible strainer work, if you could find one big enough?


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krynn

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I vaguely remember seeing a product that folded up. I think all sides were flat or nearly so. But it could (eventually) boil a small amount of water.

Would a collapsible strainer work, if you could find one big enough?


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i think what you saw was called the solar oven

 
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