Umbrella Solar Bar-b-q




this solar cooker makes cooking outdoors quick, fun, and easy plus think of all of the money you will save on propane due to the fact that it is 100% sun power no propane [=

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Step 1: What You Will Need

- An umbrella (for best cooking results the umbrella needs to be at least 120cm if possible)
- Aluminum foil
- Glue (i used Elmers)
- Handsaw
- Tripod (any flowerpot tripod will work)
- Drill
- Tape measure
- Pen or pencil
- Scissors
- Brush

Step 2: Begining the Construction

first open the umbrella fully then glue one strip of tin foil to each side

Step 3: Continuing the Construction

now cut enough foil to finnish covering the inside of the umbrella and glue them in ( this is what it should look like right now minus the tripod and the pan)

Step 4: Cutting

use the handsaw to cut the handle of  but leave enough of it to wear the umbrela will still fold all of the way

Step 5: More Cutting

then use a pen to mark the holes for your tripod make sure they are big enough so that the tripod can be removed easily the use the scissors to cut them

Step 6: The Final Step

now find a pan or pot that fits on the tripod and your ready to cook whenever and wherever you like

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    9 Discussions


    Excellent build! I have a stack of Mylar bags waiting to get turned into one of these. I was inspired by the descripton of the "Sunbrella" in "Cooking With The Sun" by Beth & Dan Halacy, but have been procrastinating. Something about the garage being 100+ degrees half the year make projects get put on hold. We often have burn bans due to high fire danger, but solar cookers are still allowed so this would be great for camping and cookouts.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    YAY! I was thinking of making something like this but, I didn't get around to making one. great job!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    It looks great-it is one of the best ideas i've seen! thanks for sharing!


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent idea, but is there any chance of larger images?


    8 years ago on Introduction

    A great idea, and looks like you've done a good job of making one... however the instructable could use a lot of work. Mainly it needs more pictures and more details, but also a little copy-editing for grammar and punctuation, etc.

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