Su Ba wrote:I've had a Sun Oven for a while now. I'll give it 9 out of 10 acorns. My number one complaint is that you can't pop off the reflectors. Not being able to pop them off makes carrying and storing the unit awkward and difficult.
Su Ba wrote:I give this oven 9 out of 10 acorns.
My number one use of the oven is dehydrating. The lid needs to be cracked open so that moisture can escape. Plus I lay a sheet of aluminum foil over the top rack of food so that the sun doesn't over cook or toast the stuff. Right now I'm dehydrating my turmeric crop that I intend to store for my own use. Next in will be macadamia nuts that I'll be using for Christmas presents. You need to keep an eye on the temperature when using the oven for dehydrating. Since I'm off grid, I'm not going to use an electric dehydrator.
I've had my sun oven for a while now, so I figure it's more than paid for itself in propane savings.
I don't try cooking a large, multi dish meal with it. We are into eating one-pot meals, like soups and stews, so the sun oven meets our needs. I don't use it every sunny day, but I use it frequently.
Lina Joana wrote:My parents have had one of these for years. They built a stand for it so they would not have to crouch, which works unless there are high winds - those reflectors make great sails!
We mostly roast veggies in it. They make a great soup.