the dish hangs on a frame, its vertical position can be altered
very easily. The pot stands on a fixed axis and is not affected
by rotating the dish.
in order to alter the horizontal position of the dish the whole
cooker must be rotated.
make sure that the solar cooker is always kept in this position
when not being used for cooking: the reflective side of the dish
should face downwards.
means that accidental reflection of sunrays on surrounding objects
is avoided. In this position the reflector panels are protected,
e.g. from rain
for the Sun's Positon
parabolic solar cooker should be turned towards the sun every
15 to 20 minutes. The shadows of the screws are a very good indicator
as to the current direction of the sun's rays.
a slight adjustment of the handles the solar cooker is once more
in the optimal position for the sun. By doing this you can be
certain that all of the solar radiation is used by the solar cooker
and more importantly you avoid being dazzled, since all of the
sun's rays are reflected onto the cooking pot.
however, you would like to cook with lower temperatures, the cooker
should be turned slightly out of the sun.