SunOven Provides Solar Kitchens for Developing Countries

by , 07/08/13

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SunOven has developed an easily transportable solar oven that offers an effective way to cook off the grid. The oven can be used to bake bread in the thick of the woods, and the company has launched an initiative to help those in developing countries cook food using solar power. SunOven has set up NGO programs in forty countries around the world to help orphanages and refugee centers provide cooked meals without electricity.

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SunOven is a multi-functional off-the-grid solar kitchen that works in any temperature—from the hot sun of Texas to the cold winters of Michigan, as long as the sun is up. Each kit contains a built in thermometer, leveling leg to make sure your food doesn’t spill and collapsible adjustable reflectors. You can even add on goodies like dehydrating and baking racks, stackable pots and a water pasteurizing indicator to fully use the power of the solar oven to its full potential. The kits also include a recipe books, ranging from cooking meats and mains to bread and dehydrated fruits.

With the convenience of cooking effectively just about anywhere (the ovens can reach 400 degrees Fahrenheit), SunOven decided to bring their wares to aid developing countries. The company has partnered with governments to create initiatives and SunOven programs, specifically targeting orphanages and refugee programs in developing countries. The program will also create local assembly plants, which will provide jobs and reduce deforestation by producing the ovens locally. On a smaller scale, individuals can also share in their generous spirit by buying SunOvens for developing countries on the manufacturer’s website.

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Via Clean Technica

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1 Comment

  1. Bell Cay May 3, 2015 at 10:59 am

    These solar ovens have been around for a while now, and the retail price point remains absurdly, unacceptably high. There’s no reason that these non-tech devices should cost upwards of $400 when nearly every tech/electric kitchen appliance (aside from a full-size oven range and fridge) is under $100.
    I UNDERSTAND that these are for off the grid applications and for helping developing countries and the poor – which is PRECISELY why these prices for mere molded plastic and metal panels is outrageous. It would be cheaper to use a basic electric toaster oven plugged into a solar-powered generator. It is the ridiculous prices on these alternate energy products that keep them from becoming mainstream, and keeps them unattainable for the very people who desperately need them.

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