Happy Humpty Hump day! How’s it going? Today’s topic is about a solar oven – just like the post title. I’m so clever, huh? Anyways, someone posted this is one of those tiny house groups I’m a member of…. while this seems like a great idea (using the sun to heat an oven) I’m not sure how good it is. This is what is looks like….
From the website, it appears that this is a little box ( the bottom is 9.5″ x 17.5″ – not sure how tall) acts like a crock pot/oven when you place it in direct sun. It states that you can bake cookies in it – which I’ve done in the crock pot before , not the instant pot but I’ve seen recipes you can make them in the instant pot – and now back to the solar oven… =)
The website boasts that it’s made in the USA and uses partially recycled materials plus uses NO fossil fuels. Yay! It weights about 9 pounds and can be folded down for travel or camping. Sounds pretty good, right?
Stolen from their website (below) this is how it works:
Seems like a good eco-friendly cooking option – if you have time! They have a “cook book” on their website. After reading a few of the recipes this is more of a crock pot situation. A recipe for sweet potato curry states to bake it for 4 – 6 hours…which would be like a crock pot. A rice dish takes approximately 4 hours and cheese dip take about 30 minutes…to melt cheese.
I’d like to try it once if I was camping or bored on a weekend but I don’t think it would something I would regularly use – even given it’s eco-friendly status. What do you think? Would you use a solar oven?