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Cardboard box oven

2009 April 9
by dekman

This extremely simple invention fulfills all three categories of what makes innovation worthwhile in my mind, it saves money, it saves people, and it saves the environment. What more could one want?

Inventor turns cardboard boxes into ecofriendly oven

While there is nothing gendered about this technology in and of itself, it holds the possibility for positive change, particularly for women. Often times, the women are the family members who have to gather wood to use for cooking. If this invention works in the field, and can be widespread, maybe women won’t have to spend so much time looking for wood, and devote their time to other tasks.

Also, what does it mean that this solar oven (not an entirely new concept at all) was developed by a man who lives in a place where there is really no need for cardboard box ovens?

One Response
  1. Sugar Spice permalink
    April 9, 2009

    When I was a Girl Scout (hahaha..) we made something fairly similar to this, except we used one box and hot bricks.
    It’s the kind of thing that you make for when you go camping and want to cook food that doesn’t taste like smoke. True, this is part of the point of camping food, but it’s a really clever idea.

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