May 6, 2011
SUN OVENS has a new very portable version of it's sun oven and it's currently 10% off. Right in time for Summer cooking (and if you live somewhere where the sun shines more than here in the northeast - anytime) the Sun Oven allows you to harness the full power of the Sun for cooking. Great for slow cooking dishes, this new oven has improved materials for to make it one of the most effective solar cooking devices in the world. You can check out the full set of features over at Sun Oven, but one of the key new ones is how light and easy to carry the new Sun Oven is.
At Global Sun Oven with Thermometer (#GlobalSunOven) by Sun Ovens
May 4, 2010
We had no idea you could pick up a solar oven from an online retailer instead of just going direct to the source or building your own. Now you can own a rust-proof, highly polished, mirror-like anodized aluminum reflector oven and cook with the sun. The global sun oven sets up in minutes, and is lightweight and has a carry handle. Easy temperature monitoring allows you to reach temps of 360 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. We've never used one ourselves but maybe this is the Summer of solar cooking.
At Global Sun Oven - Solar Cooker
January 22, 2010
Cooking with the sun is all the rage, and if you're in a place like Haiti with no power and very little resources - a sun oven is going to be a great alternative. That's right - the people over at Global Sun Oven are donating these for disaster relief in Haiti, and we encourage you to click through and help out. If you're so inclined to also purchase one for yourself, each Sun Oven comes with the following goodness:
- Free Black Round Covered Enamelware cooking pot
- Built in thermometer
- Attached one piece collapsible reflectors
- Spill-proof levelator
- Self-contained focusing leg
- Reaches temperatures 360 to 400oF.
- Weighs 21 pounds, opens and folds up in seconds and comes with a carrying handle.
At Global Sun Oven
September 30, 2009
This solar cooker looks like it can not only bake bread, but also cook large roasts. The ClearDome Octagon Parabolic Solar Cooker features an 8-sided, deep-tapered parabolic concentrator that uses a 95.5% reflective SolaReflex AA mirror surface consisting of weather-resistant anodized aluminum.
- The Octagon Parabolic Solar Cooker is fully adjustable to all angles of the sun for more consistent heating all day long.
- The concentrated, reflected sunlight completely covers an 11" cooking pot with over 350 degrees F of midday dry heat, making it ideal for cooking all types of food, including fresh-baked bread. Fried or scrambled eggs will cook in about 12 minutes, while 2-3 pound roasts will be well done and browned in about 60-75 minutes of full midday sunlight.
- The Octagon Parabolic cooker is very lightweight at only six pounds and is weatherproof even in salt-air environments. Easy to set up and use, it is collapsible to 12" for portability.
An optional clear polycarbonate domed pot cover for boiling water and baking bread is also available. Although the cover will reduce solar irradiation by 8-10%, it comes in handy on days when it is windy and/or cold.
At ClearDome Octagon Parabolic Solar Cooker
June 2, 2009
Instead of a Barbeque you can let the Sun do all the work and have a Sun-e-que. The Sun means free fuel, and that means no more trips to refill your propane tank too. This solar cooker is all about heating up a crock pot or HOT POT, and works on any sunny day.
The HotPot solar oven comes with the large heavy duty black enameled steel pot and glass cooker that is pictured above. The Hot Pot solar cooker is a large thick clear tempered glass bowl, fitting inside the glass is a strong black steel pot surrounded the glass cooker. There is 1/2” between the metal and the glass allowing a small pocket of air space to surround the pot for added heat retention.
How does it work? The sun penetrates the transparent glass, strikes the black pot, and converts to heat that is retained inside the glass bowl. On a sunny day, a quart of water will boil in less than an hour, a four pound chicken will cook in about two hours in a HotPot. The cooker rests inside a super shiny metal reflector, which is composed of several panels riveted together that easily fold out to capture the direct and indirect energy of the sun. The sturdy reflector sets up in 30 seconds. It is made to be easily collapsible and folds down into a flat compact unit that takes up little storage space when you are not using it.
This solar oven is going to set you back $99, but we think given the no fuel long term cost - it's a steal.
January 30, 2009
It's been awhile since we featured some solar cooking, and with the cold Winter upon us - a nice thought to look forward to this Spring. There's a really amazing site where we found this parabolic cooker with loads of plans to build your own - SolarCooking.org. The parabolic cooker above involves a reflective dish that concentrates sunlight to a point where the food is cooked. This approach is very dangerous since the sun's energy is focused to a point which is very hot, but which cannot be seen. So if you're making one of these ovens - make sure and know you can't see where the heat will be until you TEST TEST TEST. Click on through for more details and also visit SolarCooking.org for the latest in Solar Ovens.
At How to Make and Use the Solar Funnel Cooker
August 17, 2005
We've been following the solar cooking craze all Summer, and if you hadn't noticed the end of Summer is fast approaching. We suggest if you can't buy a solar cooker, you may want to build your own.
We found a site called, "Back Woods Home", which has all the details on how to get beyond more traditional cooking method and go FULL SUN. The best thing about building your own solar cooker? All you need to do is get some card board boxes, glue, and other things around the house and you're good to go.
At Making and using a solar cooker
July 27, 2005
We've been covering solar ovens, cookers, and grills for the entire Summer, and you have to love this Solar Sizzler not only for the name but also for the couple in the pictures. I've never seen two people have more fun cooking in the Sun. It mounts on a camera tripod and comes apart so that you can fit it in a knapsack and take it camping. Best of all? It doesn't cost $400 clams - only $50 bucks for this solar flare wonder!
Via Treehugger at Solar Sizzler
June 23, 2005
We've been covering quite a few solar oven / grills this week. The Solar Cookers from Cookers International are high performance solar box cookers. Made of durable molded plastic, these solar cookers will withstand years of use. You can reach temperatures in the mid- to upper-300ºFs. Weighs 21 pounds and comes with a carrying handle.
At Solar Cookers International (Solar Cookers & Supplies)
June 20, 2005
We've been doing a fair amount of reading in the area of Solar Grills. A solar grill is the perfect addition to your outdoor kitchen and can barbecue fish, chicken, GIANT steaks, and yes - even vegetables. The Solar-Grill has a flexible mirror, which focuses the sun beams on the barbecue cup allowing it to heat up. Your meal is cooked in the self contained barbecue cup an heated evenly from all sides, without direct irradiation by sunlight.
At TAMMOCK Trading
Update:The Tammock site now has an order form for those who want to purchase their own solar grill.