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If I am running the microwave I also plug in the vacuum and vacuum the floors and the generator has a separate DC charger built in so whenever it is running it is also charging my batteries up which helps a lot in winter when the solar panels struggle to keep the batteries full. A good pull start 3500 watt generator that will run your big appliances will cost you about $300 if you want an automatic start generator it will be closer to $500. See resource guide for generator vendors. What kind of solar panels ?
I also like a nice hot sink of water to wash off the days dirt or wash a small load of dishes. I designed this solar oven to take advantage of the sun and be multi-purpose for both cooking and heating water. I would fix up a stew, casserole, or meat dish and place it in the oven before leaving for work and by the time I got home in the late afternoon it would be cooked and ready to eat. Along with my food dishes I placed a couple of 2 liter water bottles in the oven and these would be very hot by the time I got home and just right for a wash off and do my few dishes.
You can stir the compost easily with a clam digger or shovel to get the top waste into the pile deeper. Use your second pit for waste disposal and put your composter over the second pit. Keep the first pit covered with some clear plastic and place rocks around the edges or cover it with an old wood pallet and clear plastic until it is ready to be used. This compost can be used around fruit trees or other non-vegetable plants. Always wear gloves and wash thoroughly when handling any compost material.