|SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE TESTS|
Graphic results show more consistent cooking temperatures maintained by the BlazingTubeSolarAppliance. The unit was less prone to solar variations and achieved 100˚C even under cloudy conditions with occasional rain showers.
Testing the fixed angle unit of the BlazingTubeSolarAppliance in December was limiting, and better results would be achieved in other seasons. The rainy weather and short daylight hours are another factor that put all units to the test in less than ideal conditions.
The BlazingTubeSolarAppliance more readily achieves multiple tasks such as cooking, water pasteurizing and autoclaving during one day.
Heat retention in the insulated cooking box of the BlazingTubeSolarAppliance allows food to be kept hot in the evening for hours long after sunset.
The BlazingTubeSolarAppliance proved to be more user friendly, since the cooking area is separate from the heating unit and there is no need for the use of sunglasses or possible burns from the reflectors.
The cooking box could be equipped with an umbrella or placed under a tree or thatched roof to protect the person cooking form the direct radiation of the sun, without impacting its optimal performance with the compound parabola facing the sunlight.
The BlazingTubeSolarAppliances cooking box is high above the ground, far away from e.g. chicken or roaming pigs and the additional enclosure around the cooking pots or baked goods keeps them away from dust and children.