It's all based on what you want for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.The only difference is that, if your recipe calls for oven time, the mainstream solar cook will also check to see if there's enough sun to take advantage of using her solar oven. And, sometimes, solar cooking has to be combined with the conventional oven! The weather channel got it wrong and your dealing with dinner and cloud cover. It happens. No guilt.
Small Appliances Are Solar Cook's Friends
In spite of the many people who tell you they don't cook, The Residential Energy Consumption Survey done by the US Energy Information Administration found that, if there are
two or more people in an American household, 73% prepare at least 1-2 hot meals per day! The less income, the more reliance on conventional ovens, stovetops, and microwaves. The higher the income, the more single-purpose small gadgets and appliances are used, as well. What they have in common is that they all use fossil fuels in some form to perform.