Global Sun Oven an Option for Tiny Houses?

by Kent Griswold on January 4th, 2012. 15 Comments
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If you need a small oven that does not take up lots of space and uses the sun to operate the Global Sun Oven may be what you are looking for. Following are features that make this solar oven stand out and is worth looking at for an oven for your tiny house. The cool thing is that this is also made here in America.

One Piece Collapsible Reflectors

The GLOBAL SUN OVEN® can be set up for use or taken down for storage in a matter of seconds. The reflectors literally fall into place at an angle that allows you to maximize the power of the sun.

The reflectors are made of highly polished, mirror-like anodized aluminum that can be cleaned quickly and easily with glass cleaner, and they will never oxidize or rust.

Spill-Proof Levelator

There is never any need to worry about your food spilling in a GLOBAL SUN OVEN®. While cooking, your food rests on a shelf that self adjusts to always stay level as you refocus.

Easy Temperature Monitoring

A built in thermometer allows you know the temperature at a glance.

Self-Contained Leveling Leg

As the sun is at different points on the horizon the GLOBAL SUN OVEN® can readily be adjusted to follow it. A simple adjusting leg allows you to choose from 9 angled positions.

Extremely Well Insulated

A thick batt of non-toxic insulation retains heat. Food cooked in the sun and left in the oven will remain hot for hours. Cold air is held out allowing the GLOBAL SUN OVEN® to be used on sunny days year around regardless of the ambient temperature.

Light Weight, Easy to Carry

The GLOBAL SUN OVEN® weighs only 21 pounds (9.5 kg), folds up like a suitcase, and is equipped with a handle for easy transport.

To learn more visit http://www.sunoven.com

I have also seen a couple of videos on Youtube for building your own sun oven so this could also be an option.

Watch how it works in the videos below.

15 Responses to “Global Sun Oven an Option for Tiny Houses?”

  1. Deek says:

    Great stuff- I’ve done a few solar oven videos in the past on youtube with one I bought on solarovens.net. Almost any model, from any company I’ve seen, have been decent.

    I’ve cooked pot roasts, chili, eggs, stews, hamburgers- you name it.

    Fun and damn handy for cooking in the summer when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen with a stove.

    -deek

  2. Darren Genge says:

    I will be adding this to my blog also. Love any idea to save energy.. love your blog.

  3. alice h says:

    If only I had a handy consistently sunny spot! After several experiments with solar shower bags I’ve come to the conclusion that my yard sucks for solar. Seems well designed, sure would be great for a day at the beach during burning bans when you can’t have open fires.

  4. ThomasV says:

    Check the reviews on Amazon – many are complaining of a plastic smell / taste when using this sun oven.

    • Liz says:

      Could be they didn’t clean it before using it? I’d want to know more.

      • ThomasV says:

        Many are saying the smell / taste still occurs after many times using the Sun Oven. Several stated they cleaned it as they were instructed to, but still have the issue.

        I love this idea, but will keep looking.

        • Sarah Jane says:

          Or make one yourself. The one I made cost $2 for a used picture frame for the lid, then cardboard box cut with the top at an angle, and the reflectors are just more cardboard with aluminum foil.

          • Deek says:

            The solarovens.net one I got was only a litte over $100 I believe- no plastic either- a black metal, double-walled bowl, and a glass cover, with a folding metal reflecting shield. I’ll have to dig up the model name…..I’ve used it for about 2 years, and many, many times, and no complaints….

            -Deek

          • Deek says:

            I just looked up the model, its “The hot pot solar cooker” from the aforementioned solarovens.net- $119.95. Its the first one you see on their website…

            -Deek

          • ThomasV says:

            That’s interesting. Thanks for the idea. And thanks, Deek, for the suggestion – I’ll check it out.

  5. David says:

    I use a solar oven from Portugal called the “Sun Cook”. It is double-glazed and works marvellously well on any sunny day. The only problem is that I think the manufacturer is no longer in business. Does anyone have any information about this because it is a great product.

  6. David says:

    ps. Does the “SunOven” have double glazing. There is nothing on their web-site to suggest that it does. I consider double-glazing essential in a solar oven which is why I like my “SunCook”.

  7. dem says:

    I love the concept, but I most want a solar oven when I’m hiking. At 21 pounds and a large volume, this one won’t do. The best I’ve found was a friend’s modification of an aluminum cookset and a tarp that had mylar on one side.

  8. Heather says:

    It seems really expensive. I would love one but when it is $300+ that puts it out of most people’s leagues.

  9. sesameB says:

    Yes, I have one!! Plus, I have a food dehydrator.
    rural Arkansas

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