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#1 of 7 Old 09-09-2009, 12:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Woo hoo! I am going to try it out tomorrow with baked potatoes. It took me all day to complete since I had one sick child and one clingy teething child. But they did pretty good even for that.

Wish me luck! I will have to post pics tomorrow.

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Wow, how amazing, can't wait to see your photos. I am planning to make one too this summer (not long to go now).

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how did you do it? what did you use to make it?
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I can't wait to see it! You made it in a day!? Wow. If/when it works I would like instructions please.
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Yes it was very simple. I made the box type oven. I used a few sturdy cardboard boxes. Lined the inside with foil, covered the outside with black tape (although non toxic paint is good, I just didn't have any on hand). Made 2 smaller boxes lined with foil, to fit inside the oven, and a lid. I am on the hunt for the right size piece of glass to set on top while cooking (I used plastic wrap and just wasn't happy with that).

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How neat! Did it work for you??

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I only made baked potatoes in it so far, and they turned out yummy. I will try something else soon..

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