Cooking with the sun: Nature’s preparedness tool
Thousands of Preppers are ready to use the free power of the sun to meet their cooking needs. Prepared families store food to have a year’s supply on hand in the event of an emergency, but find storing enough fuel to cook for an extended period of time is difficult, costly, and dangerous. Using a SUN OVEN® on sunny days decreases the amount of fuel which needs to be stored. SUN OVENS® can be used year- round on sunny days. Depending on the location, aSUN OVEN® can cook on 50% to 80% of the days, which dramatically decreases the amount of fuel which needs to be stored.
Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled, or steamed in a SUN OVEN® , so other than fried foods, anything normally cooked on a stovetop or in an oven can be cooked in a SUN OVEN®.
SUN OVENS® are the most fuel efficient way to rehydrate freeze dried and dehydrated foods. In addition to cooking and baking, SUN OVENS® can also be used in a variety of other ways including:
- Boil or pasteurize water
- Make Sun tea
- Naturally dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meats
- Heat water for a sponge bath
- Kill infestations in grains or dried foods
- Sanitize dishes
- Dry firewood
- Sprout foods
- Decrystallize honey or jams
Cooking With The Sun Oven
There are two ways to cook in a SUN OVEN® . If it is refocused to follow the sun every 25 to 30 minutes, cooking times will be very similar to cooking with a conventional oven or stove top. Or the SUN OVEN® can be used for slow cooking, much like a crock-pot. Prepare your dinner early in morning, put it in the SUN OVEN®, point the oven south, and leave. Come home to a tasty, slow-cooked dinner. If you run late, there is no need to worry; the SUN OVEN® will keep your food warm, moist, and fresh for hours.
People who buy SUN OVENS® to be prepared in the event of an emergency are astounded by the taste of sun-cooked foods. Sun-cooked foods just taste better. SUN OVEN® cooking allows many of the natural flavors of food, which get baked out in conventional ovens, to remain. Sun- baked foods stay moist (the natural internal juices do not bake out) resulting in a superior, moist taste and much less shrinkage. Sun-baked bread has unparalleled taste and texture. The natural moisture in meats, fish, and vegetables enables the sun to cook without adding additional water so all the natural vitamins and minerals are retained, which enhances the nutritional value while giving the food a wonderful rich flavor.
Buying what is needed to be prepared can put a strain on a family’s budget. Preppers have found that when they use their SUN OVEN® regularly in for non-emergency cooking it pays for itself by reducing their utility bills. Often people do not cook or bake on hot days for fear of heating up the house. A SUN OVEN® enables cooking on hot summer days by keeping the heat from cooking outside.
For the past 27 years SUN OVENS® have been made in the US, and all of the parts (with the exception of the thermometer) are US made. With reasonable care, a SUN OVEN® will last a lifetime. Due to their success,SUN OVENS® are often imitated. A SUN OVEN® will always get 75 to 100 degrees hotter, hold heat longer, and have a considerably longer life than any of the knock -offs.
SUN OVENS® are used in more than 130 countries around the world. Sun Ovens International is involved in solar cooking projects on 5 continents and a portion of the cash flow generated from each SUN OVEN®purchased in the US is used to in the company’s work in the developing world.