Uses Of Solar Cooker

Uses Of Solar Cooker

The core uses of solar cooker includes cooking of various food dishes from solar energy. There are various more applications of solar cooker which are different than traditional cooking.

Some applications and uses of solar cooker are listed below:

  • Water Distillation
  • Solar Smelting
  • Roasting coffee and peanut for commercial purposes.
  • Separation of Beeswax and capping
  • Wax melting
  • Sterilization of Medical apparatus
  • Grain Sterilization
  • Ironing
  • Water Purification
  • Dehydration

Water Distillation

We use this setup for distillation of water also. With the help of a parabolic cooker along with a distiller setup above the pot receptacle for keeping the water constantly boiling.

Solar Smelting

This setup in large scale industries can also achieve high temperatures which are more than 2400 C with the help of a solar concentrator and which can melt iron.

Roasting Coffee and Peanut for commercial purposes

Usage of solar cooker can help in efficient use of renewable energy for roasting of consumption items such as coffee beans, peanuts, popcorn.

Separation of Beeswax and melting capping

This process usually prefer solar cooker because it is natural and won’t damage sensitive food products such as in honey manufacturing. Separating the beeswax and melting the capping is done using this method.

Wax Melting

Commercial usage of melting and repurposing wax from the leftover wax and waste wax is done using the solar cooker.

Sterilization of Medical apparatus

Nowadays, medical industry is becoming efficient in utilizing the solar energy. Doctors use panel style cookers and solar ovens for sterilizing instruments such as needles, gauge bandages and prevent the spreading of infection and diseases.

Grain Sterilization

The more effective way of sterilization of grain is done by using solar oven to kill bugs and weevil which may have infested the grain.


Usage of that old style hot irons are not ideal now compared to heating the iron on parabolic cooker which gets hot enough and fast enough for ironing purposes.

Water Purification

Solar cookers are used all around the world for purification of water and pasteurization on a larger scale. Water is heated for domestic purposes like bathing, washing clothes or doing dishes.


For domestic use, such as dehydrating food in a solar box style in which the vents are partially open for circulation of air and also the lid/door are partially open to prevent from excess heating.

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