All Fired Up

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Historical Information

Design Documentation

Design Drawings

We chose this solar oven because it maximizes the solar energy given to the solar oven and thus maximizing the heat. The reflectors we used were made out of insulation which we then covered in emergency blankets. Our insulation is made out of crumpled newspaper which was secured tightly together through duct tape. We decided to add a wood and plexiglass cover to the top of the solar oven to trap heat inside.


Who WorkedDateJob
Ansh, Natalie, Nicolas, David, Cheyenne3-2-2024Worked on brainstorming and figuring out our theme
Ansh, Natalie, Nicolas, David, Cheyenne3-6-2024Continued brainstorming and chose theme
Ansh, Natalie, Nicolas, David, Cheyenne3-8-2024Found the box to use as the solar oven
Ansh, Natalie, Nicolas, David, Cheyenne3-11-2024Started sketching ideas on design of oven
Ansh, Natalie, David, Cheyenne3-14-2024Started building the oven
Ansh, Natalie, David, Cheyenne3-17-2024Started the insulation in the oven
Ansh, Natalie , Cheyenne3-20-2024Worked on the oven
Ansh3-21-2024Started the website
Ansh, Natalie, Nicolas, David, Cheyenne3-24-2024Built the wood and started the reflectors
Natalie, Ansh3-27-2024Worked on the website and shot the video
Ansh, Natalie, Nicolas, David, Cheyenne4-2-2024Worked on final touches on box and website before submitting website
Materials List

Test Results



  • 8 small tortillas
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (such as cheddar or Mexican blend)
  • Toppings: diced avocado, chopped cilantro, sour cream
  1. Preheat the solar oven by placing it in direct sunlight for about 30 minutes, ensuring it reaches a temperature of at least 250°F (120°C).
  2. In a skillet, mix diced onion and bell pepper.
  3. Add black beans and corn kernels to the mix.
  4. Pour about 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a solar oven-safe baking dish.
  5. Fill each tortilla with a spoonful of the bean and vegetable mixture, roll it up, and place it seam-side down in the baking dish.
  6. Once all the enchiladas are rolled and placed in the dish, pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top.
  7. Sprinkle shredded cheese evenly over the enchiladas.
  8. Cover the baking dish with a lid or aluminum foil to help retain heat.
  9. Place the covered baking dish in the preheated solar oven.
  10. Bake in the solar oven for about 2 to 3 hours, depending on the intensity of the sunlight and the temperature of your solar oven. Check periodically to ensure the enchiladas are cooking evenly and not getting too brown on top.
  11. Once the cheese is melted and bubbly, and the enchiladas are heated through, remove them from the solar oven.
  12. Let them cool slightly before serving.
  13. Top with chopped cilantro, and sour cream before serving. Enjoy your solar oven vegetarian enchiladas!
  1. For Butterbeer, you will need 16 ounces of Cream Soda, A tablespoon of Caramel Syrup, and a tub of Whipped Cream
  1. Pour the Cream Soda into a glass.
  2. Add the tablespoon of Caramel Syrup to the Cream Soda.
  3. Stir gently until the caramel syrup is evenly distributed.
  4. Top the drink with a generous dollop of whipped cream
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade Butterbeer!

For Jurassic Jungle Salad, you will need 1 head of lettuce, One pack of arugula ,1 pack of Walnuts, 1 Pack of Craisins, Cherry tomatoes ,and 1 lemon,

  1. Wash and thoroughly dry the lettuce and arugula. Tear the lettuce into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large salad bowl.
  2. Add the arugula to the salad bowl with the torn lettuce leaves.
  3. Roughly chop the walnuts and sprinkle them over the lettuce and arugula mixture.
  4. Sprinkle the Craisins (dried cranberries) and cherry tomatoes over the salad.
  5. Toss the salad gently to combine all the ingredients.
  6. Top with lemon juice
  7. Serve immediately as a refreshing and flavorful salad.

For Minion Mugcake, you will need 4 tablespoon(s) of flour, 3 tablespoon(s) of sugar, 0.5 teaspoon(s) of baking powder, 3 tablespoon(s) of milk, 1 tablespoon(s) of oil, 1 teaspoon(s) of vanilla extract and 1 pack of food coloring

1. In your mug insert, 4 tablespoon(s) of flour, 3 tablespoon(s) of sugar, 0.5 teaspoon(s) of baking powder, 3 tablespoon(s) of milk, 1 tablespoon(s) of oil, 1 teaspoon(s) of vanilla extract. (As shown in ingredients list) and then add half of the yellow food coloring on one side and the other half on the other side.

2. Cook for about 5-7 minutes in solar oven and take out

3. Decorate plate, then serve!

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One thought on “All Fired Up

  • Can’t wait to see your solar cooker in action. Good sturdy design. Love your recipes.


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