This Hot Dog Cooker / Solar Oven is simple and easy to make. We have had it reach temperatures over 170 degrees Fahrenheit on a cloudless 80 degree day. Emily Geraghty shares a tutorial for making this how to turn a Pringles can into a cooking source over at viralnova.com.
Hot dogs are a summer staple. They're inexpensive, packed with protein, and easy to make on the grill or in a microwave. But even if you don't have any cooking appliances handy, you can cook hot dogs in a flash using an empty Pringles can and just the power of the sun. It sounds crazy, but the silver lining in a Pringles can holds in heat and can cook a hot dog even on cloudy days! If you want to try making a chip can solar cooker, check out the tutorial below.
To start, you'll need an empty Pringles can.
Use a ruler or a straight edge to draw a rectangle on the side of the can with a permanent marker.
Use an X-Acto knife to cut out the rectangle and save the leftover cardboard for later.
Next, push a wooden kebab skewer through the center of the plastic lid.