A parabolic solar cooker uses a series of reflective panels to concentrate the rays of the sun into a central area for high temperature cooking similar to a single burner on a stove top.

The use of black or non-reflective cookware works best to keep heat from dissipating and transferring the heat to the food.

This is where we got ours:
http://www.solarcooker-at-cantinawest.com/parabolic_solar_cooker.html

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