Solar Cooking
Last edited: 4 January 2021      

The Kimono Solar Cooker

The Kimono Solar Cooker is a panel solar cooker invented by Matteo Muccioli, which has a self-supporting geometry. It is made up of two main optical groups fixed by means of a sliding pin that allows these to be adjusted and fixed in a relative position according to the angle of the sun in the sky.

The inclination of the two main optical groups also involves opening and rotating them, allowing the stove to radiate both from the upper part as well as from the sides of the receiver. The front mirror allows the sun's rays to be reflected from the front of the receiver.

The reflective panels can be made of different materials. Below, cardboard and plexiglass covered with reflective material are used. 

At its maximum opening, the similarity with a Japanese Kimono is highlighted, from which it takes its name.

Here you can find Kimono Solar Cooker's setup


  • November 2021: Matteo Mucciolli has designed a cooking pot/greenhouse combination to use with his Kimono Solar Cooker. A glass bowl is seated inside another bowl of the same size. He has added a spacer at the bottom of the lower bowl, and a length of twine at top to manintain an air layer between the bowls. A black pan is fitted into the upper bowl, and has a glass lid added on top.

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See Matteo Muccioli.