Solar Oven

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….

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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:

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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?

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