But, RMan and I aren't necessarily getting younger, and having recently discovered that I have an early touch of arthritis in my right hand, shoulder and knee, I am finding it more and more difficult to move heavy things.
And, at 13kgs (22 1/2 lbs), picking up the solar oven from where it sits at ground level in order to bring it indoors is not the most comfortable experience. In addition, having it cluttering up the floor in our open plan lounge / dining room has been irritating - and dangerous at night.
Now, the instructions told me that my SunCook solar oven is not waterproof and should not be left outside in the rain.
|The cover closes onto the inner lip|
|The inner lip slopes down towards the glass oven lid|
|And below the glass oven door is the heat seal|
which is loosely glued to the interior reflecting
walls of the oven and the inner lip which the lid
And, as I discovered when I accidentally left the oven outside one rainy day a few weeks ago, sodden insulation does not encourage maximum heat within the oven, because it seems as though that sodden wetness affects the temperature one can achieve within the oven...
Follow instructions, Dani. You know that... :)
Ahem - I didn't!
So, after managing to successfully drain out the excess water, I had to come up with a solution as schlepping the oven indoors after every use is completely unnecessary...
|57cm Weber braai cover|
|My waterproof solar oven :)|
A perfect fit :) Slightly baggy, but rather that than too tight.
I'm not too sure if the seam of the cover is that waterproof, so I am angling it away from that vulnerable part of the oven, and tucking the excess bit of the cover under the oven so that it can't blow away.
Now - I can happily leave my oven outside on the patio where I use it.