So I set up the cooker in the backyard and at around 11.30am loaded it up with a tray of bread rolls:
After about an hour it began to generate some steam inside which after a while started condensing on the inside of the glass lid (see below). The instructions said this was pretty normal (which makes sense), but had the table the cooker was sitting on not have happened to have been on a very slight lean, the water would have dripped straight back onto the bread rolls - not an ideal situation.
I was busy inside decluttering, so after a few initial checks on the cooker and adjustments for the sun, I didn't get back out again to look at the rolls until about 2.30pm, when they looked like this:
Anyway, I might give bread a miss for a while and concentrate on other stuff, and come back to it later to see if it still tastes a bit funny. Next time I'll have go at a vegetable casserole, or possibly zucchini slice. The forecast is for scattered storms tomorrow, so I might have to wait another day or so.
Decluttering: The walk-in-robe and the study! Argh, what a disaster they are, full of detritus that has no other permanent home - you know the sorts of things. Between us, I think we've just made a bigger mess than we started with, LOL, because now the hallway is chock-a-block full of things that need to go to St Vinnies or be Freecycled! And I still have a towering pile of filing to do tonight - oh what a fun-filled life I lead ;-) What does everyone do with their kids' school books? Are they ever likely to need that stuff again? I suppose I'll store it all for a year and toss/recycle/reuse the blank pages if it isn't referred back to again?
Picking: Cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries.
Dinner: Zucchini fitters and home grown salad.
Contemplating: Why the bread rolls sank a bit and flattened out in the solar cooker. Too humid?