Hi. I'm Mark Reichwein and I live in Aichi prefecture in Japan. I made what I like to call the Solar Griddle. I was inspired by Mike Pool's Solar Fryer. I really wanted to make something that could be used for something like a BBQ, but I was on a budgit. So I searched for all the cheapest materials. Below is a list of all the materials I used and their prices (changed to dollars using the exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar and rounding up).


  • Cardboard (free)
  • Thirty 10.5 x 15cm mirrors ($30)
  • Clothes hanging stand ($14)
  • Outdoor camp griddle ($14)
  • Black paint ($4)
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