Cardboard Box Oven



Cardboard Box Oven…

Did you know that you can make a cardboard box into an oven that works just as well as your oven at home? You can!


Cardboard Box Oven
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  1. 1 cardboard box (for this method, it needs to have a slide-on top, like a box that holds reams of paper. See pictures)
  2. charcoal
  3. matches (or a lighter)
  4. aluminum foil
  5. 1 round aluminum pie plate (or anything to place your charcoals in)
  6. 3 wire hangers
  7. scissors or a knife
  8. pliers
  9. tongs
  10. whatever food you want to bake
  1. Line the inside of your box and lid with aluminum foil. If you'd like, use a sponge and dab some Elmer's glue around the inside and cover to hold the foil in place.
  2. Once that's done, use some scissors or a knife to poke three holes in a straight line on each end of the box, about halfway down from the top.
  3. Put the three straightened hangers through the holes. These will act as a shelf to place your food on.
  4. Next, bend your wires so that they will remain taut inside the oven. We don't want heavy food bending the wires and sitting directly on the charcoals.
  5. If your holes on the side remain small, use your knife or scissors and poke a few holes on the top of the box, and maybe one or two on each side.
  6. Place some charcoals in your round aluminum plate. Each charcoal briquette supplies 40 degrees of heat, so 9 briquettes will give us a 360 degree oven.
  7. Light your briquettes with the matches or a lighter. Let the briquettes burn for a while...
  8. With your tongs, pick up the hot plate of charcoal. Slide it carefully between your wire shelf onto the bottom of your box.
  9. Place your food on the wire racks and cover with your oven top.
  10. Now just set the timer like normal, or watch the clock. Note: If your recipe calls for a longer baking time (more than 45 minutes to an hour), you will probably have to switch out your charcoals around the 45-minute mark.
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