We have all heard the expression, “It’s so hot you could boil an egg on the pavement!” Well now there’s a way to cook by the power of the sun without getting your food dirty! Sun Oven has revolutionized the field of solar culinary technology. What is a Sun Oven you ask? A Sun Oven is a serious energy efficient appliance that can bake, boil, steam, and dehydrate food. It can also be used as an emergency preparedness item to boil water, pasteurize milk, and heat kindling for a fire!
Tom Burns, a retired restaurateur from Wisconsin, created Sun Oven in 1986. Tom had a passion for cooking and an awareness of the ever-growing problem of deforestation. Sun Ovens have helped feed hungry bellies all over the world. A variety of people use Sun Ovens; for example, people concerned with conserving the environment, ice fisherman baking fish on a frozen lake, and governments of developing countries. Sun Ovens have now been shipped to more than 126 countries!
No matter where you are in the world, Sun Ovens can reach temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. High outdoor temperatures are not necessary because Sun Ovens heat by direct sunlight. There’s also no danger of fire (yes, that means you can’t burn dinner!), and they’re free to use–no fuel or electricity needed!
Recently, Sun Oven stopped by the GreenCupboards office to serve lunch baked by the sun! Paul, from Sun Oven, set up four Sun Ovens to make lunch for 50 people. Assembly was quick and easy, he simply adjusted the leveling leg, popped open the reflectors, waited for the temperature to heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and presto–ready to start baking! It only took about two hours from set up to serving. We were so impressed by the delicious fresh baked bread, lasagna, and cake!
Watch the video below to experience our lunch baked by Sun Oven!
Some of the top reasons people use Sun Ovens are because they’re fun, cost efficient, environmentally friendly, flameproof, quick, and easy!