I give this oven 8 out of 10 acorns!
We received the Sun Oven with all of its accessories a while back and I really enjoy using it! It's brilliant for keeping the oven heat out of the kitchen in the summer, reducing your power or gas bill and/or for cooking off-grid. We're not off-grid at base camp, though we can have weeks in the summer that are 90 to 100 degrees F and we don't have air conditioning. So keeping any additional heat out of the house and kitchen is a HUGE help when it's that hot.
I'm not a wonderful food photographer, though I'll do my best to show you some fun things that are easy-peasy to bake in this solar oven.
As I did for the Solarvore Sport
, here are my personal pros and cons:
arrived with loads of accessories - pots, pans, stacking racks, parchment paper, burner for low sunlight conditionsglass topreflectors are always attachedsafe to use, little chance of scorching or burning foodbonus info and gadget about water pasteurizationgreat cooking potsheats up quicklyeasy to cleansecure from flies and crittersmade in the USAaffiliate programfree online class for solar cooking
it's still plastic inside the wood and glass box (we're trying to move away from plastic)adjusting leg at bottom back is a little difficult to useonly holds one pot at a time - not big enough for feast night quantitiesit's a little heavy to move aroundreflectors are always attached (this can be a downside if you want a slower cooking temp)
Sun Oven berry cake:
Deviled eggs from "hard-boiled" eggs made in the Sun Oven:
I also love making eggs in the Sun Oven. So easy, and again, less heat in the kitchen in summer and cooked eggs are such good, handy food to have for meals.
This is the Sun Oven in the November sunlight at base camp. The lower the sun is in the sky, and with all of our hilliness and trees, we need to move it more often, though this picture shows that it's still very usable in the fall and the spring, not just the summer.
Besides the Sun Oven, and the Solarvore Sport mentioned above, we also have one of the GoSun Grills (like this one
though maybe not that model). Three awesome solar ovens that we love to let our ATC
students experiment with. It's worth noting that it's been several years in a row now that most students prefer the Sun Oven
over the other two models.
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