Kerr-Cole Solar Wall Oven cooks using only the heat from the sun . It is mounted to the
outside of a south-facing wall. A reach-through passageway leading from inside your home
to the oven provides convenient access. On a sunny day, this Through-The-Wall Solar Oven
can experience 6 to 7 hours of temperatures ranging from 250 to 300 degrees F. It is
designed with internal reflectors to reduce the exterior profile. If higher temperatures
are desired, additional reflectors can be added but usually are not necessary. The gentle
cooking of this home-crafted solar oven produces delicious foods and cooks unattended for
hours without danger of burned food or house fires.
is approximately 32" wide by 26" deep. The height slants from 6" to
14". The outer shell is constructed with ¼ inch plywood and the inner shell is
cardboard covered with foil or sheet metal.
Full-scale template-type plans are based on wood framing filled with
natural insulation and glazed with two layers of tempered glass or heat resistant plastic.
A blackened sheet metal tray lines the bottom. The reach-through passageway from the house
is similar to an opening used for an air conditioner. Insulated doorways at the entrance
to the oven and on the interior wall of the house keep the heat in the oven and restore
the protection of an insulated house wall.
The Kerr-Cole Sustainable Living Center
Taylor, AZ 85939
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