Tuesday, August 25, 2009
While browsing through the clearance shelf of a local store one day, we spotted a box of Gibson 8-piece set of black bowls. http://www.gibsonusa.com/
They’re made from stoneware and are actually safe for the oven, dishwasher, and microwave. We, of course, didn't pass up the chance to buy them. We did a little research online when we got home and found out that the set is actually called a nesting bowl because they nest neatly inside one another.
We were disappointed to find out though that they have been discontinued. That's too bad because they’re just perfect for solar cooking. The smallest bowl was just right for our mini solar oven. Here are pictures of an egg we've successfully solar cooked in it. It was mostly sunny & 86 °F. The egg was completely cooked in 1 hour & 15 minutes.
Here are pictures that show how hot the 8 1/4 " bowl got. It reached 300°F after 2 hours. The test was done after 12 p.m., 83°F, with continuous sunshine.