Solar Cooker

The affordable, effective and convenient Solar Cooker/Oven/BBQ

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  • Cooks purely from sunlight
  • Easy to carry lightweight pack
  • Slow cooking retains food nutrients
  • Less cleaning required
  • Safe for kids
  • 33 x 33 x 5 cm, when folded
  • Weighs 500 gms.

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United Nations Development Programme

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Wouldn't you like to cook using FREE energy? With this great solar cooker you can make tasty meals for four to six people within hours, using nothing but the sun.

The Aussie Solar Oven is a lightweight, foldable, panel-style solar cooker. Perfect for your favourite slow-baked recipes, stews and curries, it works extremely well for a whole variety of dishes including meats, vegetables, rice and bread.

Convenient for home, camping and emergencies, it works well in sunny, warm months almost anywhere in Australia, including Tasmania. In most southern regions of Australia there are a few months when the solar cooker may have limited usefulness due to low solar radiation intensity. In general, you can use it when the length of your shadow on the ground is shorter than your height. Shadows, clouds and inclement weather limit their effectiveness.

When tested on a sunny day in January in Sydney, a BBQ for 2-3 people, including hard vegetables like corn, was cooked in less than an hour. In Adelaide in October, a rice and vegetable dish cooked in about 2 hours. The sun is most intense between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, which is when breads and pastries should be baked if possible.

Don't underestimate the power of sunlight. Although the Solar Oven is very safe to use, it cooks at temperatures between 85 and 135 degrees centigrade - please use it carefully by following the instructions you receive with the kit.

Why is it Good?

- Cooks purely from sunlight - no need for any gas, electricity or charcoal.
- Easy to carrylightweight pack weighs about 0.5 kg, and folds to about 33 x 33 x 5 cm.
- Nutritious slow cooking retains vitamins, nutrients and natural flavours.
- Less water and effort needed for cleaning - food does not get burned.
- Safe and educational for kids - no fire, no smoke.

What do you receive?

1 Solar Oven Panel made of cardboard and foil, with instructions printed on the back.
2 High temperature cooking bags which can be re-used several times. Small tears which may eventuate can be fixed using sticky tape. You can also use any plastic bag with the recycle number 2 on it when these finally wear out.
2 Wooden pegs (for adjustment of panel angles)

Have fun, experiment and enjoy!!

Cooking pot and other BBQ tools are not included in the package. Please use your own cooking pot - darker coloured cooking pots reduce the cooking time compared to lighter coloured ones.

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