vrijdag 16 mei 2014

Solar Cookers; sympathetic, healthy and economical

Solar Cooking Offers New Ways To Eat 

Cooking doesn’t have to use up electricity and valuable natural resources. By harnessing the power of the sun, you can cook almost anything without relying on traditional sources of electricity at all. Sunlight can be used to generate electricity. The sun can also be used for solar cooking.
Parabolic Solar cooker from Webbit Solar Cookers

Harnessing Solar Power for Cooking 

Solar energy can be converted to heat by using lenses and mirrors to focus sunlight into a small beam. The beam is converted to a specific position on which the meal is cooked.  A solar cooking appliance is best used outdoors so it can capture all the energy it needs from the sun. The appliance uses reflectors to concentrate solar radiation.

What Can You Prepare in a Solar Cooking Appliance? Does It Taste Different? 

You can prepare basically anything that you would cook in a conventional oven. A solar cooker will roast, boil, sautĂ©, bake, braise, stew and slow-cook. It does take a bit longer than conventional ovens. For example, a loaf of bread will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes to bake. You can cook rice in about 40 minutes and soup in about 2 hours. When you prepare foods in a solar cooker, the cooking temperature is steady which produces more even cooking. And, since you don’t use water, the flavors blend deliciously and the nutrients stay in the food rather than leeching out during the cooking process.

Solaroven from Webbit Solar Cookers

Where Can I Buy Solar Appliances? 

There are lots of solar cooking appliances on the market today. A good place to start is the webshop of Webbit Solar Cookers which offers affordable green alternatives to people around the globe. Solar cookers and ovens in a variety of capacities and sizes are available. Products range from the Webbit Solar Oven handybag that’s lightweight and great to take on hikes and camping trips to the large capacity Webbit SunCook Solar oven which can bake, roast, boil and everything in between. Efficient Parabolic Solar Cookers and convenient kettles to boil water on sunenergy are also available. On the facebooksite  you can find great recipes to try out in your own solar cooker!

Solar Cooking Helps People In Developing Nations 
Solarcookers improve quality of life
In some areas of the world, fuel sources are scarce. That’s why solar cooking is a great alternative in developing nations that have an abundance of sunlight. Solar ovens in these areas will improve the quality of life for millions. Using solar cookers also prevents deforestation and the depletion of natural resources as fuel sources. Most importantly for developing nations, the cookers are more affordable than other types of energy and can be easily transported from place to place. Solar cooking is an environmentally friendly way to prepare healthy, nutritious meals anywhere in the world. Solar cookers can be used in cities, suburbs, on camping trips in the western world or in developing nations where fuel sources are increasingly scarce.