Solar cooking is an alternate method for those that don't want to have to keep a stash of fuel on hand. When using a purchased Solar Oven
, you'll find it can be used to cook everything from appetizers to entrees using only the power of the sun.
Solar cooking does not limit you to simply baking. With a solar cooker/oven you can boil, steam, and roast food at a temperature of 360 degrees F.
Often compared to a 'box cooker' made out of a box and aluminum foil, a manufactured solar cooker offers more features aside from the fact that it is constructed out of more efficient, long-lasting materials. Manufactured solar cookers/ovens also:
Capture the maximum amount of energy
Achieve highest temperature possible
Retain the greatest amount of heat
Minimizing the weight
Low or no maintenance other than cleaning
Can be used when there is less sun
Food is cooked faster
While some may find that the initial cost of purchasing a solar cooker-oven is higher than expected, the longer life and multiple features help defer the cost over the years when calculated on a meal-by-meal basis.