Originally Posted by emt1581
They look really simple. Are there any things on them that wear out? Maybe gaskets or plastic parts?
My only complaint about anything solar is winter. During the winter it's nothing but overcast around here. Pretty much zero direct sunlight.
The reflectors (which I haven't used yet) look a little flimsy and like they wouldn't last too long getting beat on by the elements (wind)..but the fundamental hardware is 3 pieces: the dark pots with your food in them, the plastic box that you set them in and a clear plastic lid. Not much to wear out.
There of course are all makes and models out there but the one I have is quite sturdy. The metal clips that fasten the lid is probably the weakest link and that could easily be replaced with something makeshift.