Re: Reflector Ovens
G Schmit (GSchmit@AOL.COM)
Mon, 20 Nov 1995 22:51:48 -0500
I like to watch fires, too, but when I'm using a reflector oven, I often
forget to keep the fire's heat constant, and my cooking is uneven and
I've replaced my reflector oven with a very lightweight convection one. From
an offset printer, we obtained sheets of used aluminum that we use for a base
for Klondike derby fires. The ashes can be easily removed from the site. I
cut two strips 10"x30" and one strip 20"x12". The two longer strips I bend
10" from one end; the two "L" shapes then can be set to make a rectangular
box. The other sheet makes a lid. Inside the box I place coals (estimating
one charcoal briquette equals 25xF), a backpacker's grill with folding legs
(12"x6"), and my cooking pan. I've done brownies, cookies, and breads so
When I'm finished, I fold the "L" pieces again, making 10" squares; I fold
the lid in half. I interlock the pieces to reduce sharp edges and put the
entire oven in my backpack. It's smaller and lighter than my reflector oven.
The heat is constant, and cooking time close to what the cook books say.
Pieces are cheap and easy to replace; damaged pieces are recycled.
YiS, George GSchmit@AOL.COM
ASM, Trp 18 Cazenovia, NY 13035-9418
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