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Have you ever started solar cooking on what was supposed to be a sunny day, and then the clouds suddenly rolled in? Sometimes those clouds can dramatically drop the chamber temperature and extend your cooking time by many hours. Possibly, your hungry family members and friends that may be patiently standing by to witness great solar cuisine in the making, may decide to “walk” on you; captive audience or not!

A wonderful solar oven exists that will take care of the problem. Widely proclaimed as a Hybrid  Solar Oven,  the SunFocus Solar Electric oven, is really something! What else is great about this oven? It’s made in the USA!

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SunFocus’ large cooking chamber bakes loads of food

This interesting solar oven design includes a low power consumption electric heating element hidden in its base. If clouds appear and hinder the normal solar powered oven design, a simple flick of a switch begins the electric cooking to start, and enables the thorough cooking of the meal. Who likes cold food, right? This is an ingenious design and prevents any uncooked solar meal. Watch the following video judge for yourself how well this solar powered oven works!

There is no question that having an electric backup system can be a true solar cooking advantage. Having the 3-in-1 switch to electrify the oven and help you finish cooking is quite handy.  Or, maybe just have it on a short while until the clouds pass bye. What an ingenious feature!

 

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Use the 3in1 switch to power up SunFocus when clouds arrive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, we solar chefs love our sunshine. Unfortunately, it sometimes unexpectedly lets us down. That’s where the SunFocus Solar Electric Oven comes through. Of course, at times, even our electric power grid fails us. If that happens, whether at your camp, on the road, or on your back patio, a portable generator is a lifesaver.

Enjoy your next sunny solar cooking day!

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September 5, 2016 8:30 am

Yes, we forgot again! We got carried away with our solar cooking and missed our favorite TV show. Well, that’s easy  to do when you have a passion for getting out your large solar oven much earlier in the day to prepare a delicious meal. While the sunshine helps cook the meal in your outdoor solar oven, you become distracted by doing chores around the house; perhaps a little trimming, mowing the lawn, picking up some groceries, or even taking out the trash.

When it’s done, simply take the cooking pot comes out of the solar cooker with your ready made meal. You’ll only need to serve it up to waiting family and friends.  If you think “sharing” is such fun on social media, just wait until your dinner guests enjoy the food from the solar powered oven!

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The Sun Focus’ large chamber cooks large meals.

Solar Cooking is just an easy way to help create a Green Lifestyle and help save the planet. Remember, no fossil fuels are being used; simply sun/solar power. It’s so fun that it’s no wonder you can catch us doing it about anytime there’s a sunny day.

However, if you are a survivalist/hunter, and you’re trying to catch something (snare) here’s a place to find a great little snare.

 

 

 

 

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August 14, 2016 7:54 am

Sometimes using your solar cooker on a windy day can be a real challenge. Of course, that mostly depends on the style or model of solar oven that you are using. Certainly, some are more stable in the wind than others. Many box style solar ovens, like the SunFocus, All American Sun Oven and the Solavore Sport Oven, do very well in light to moderate wind conditions. These models feature sturdy aluminum reflectors attached to the “box”, and can usually handle the wind.

Solavore Sport with Reflectors

Solavore Sport with Reflectors

 

 

And speaking of windy conditions, many homeowners are discovering the benefits of a home wind generator. As of this writing, the 30% tax credit is still in place for alternate energy improvements. If you are sure you live in a windy region, a wind generator makes perfect sense as an addition to your home power system. In case you are doubtful about your local wind, you can find out how eligible your area might be for wind generation by visiting the government’s website: https://nationalwind.org/, or www.dsireusa.org. Many kits are surprisingly affordable, and may supplement your current electric and reduce, and in some instances, eliminate your electric bill. Look at this one by Aleko:

Many small wind generators, like the one in the video, qualify for the tax credit. If you are interested, it “pays” to do the research. Also, many wind generator kits only require common tools for assembly. Don’t let this blow by you, if you think you are a wind generation candidate.

Don’t forget to bring in that solar oven if the wind speed gets too high!

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July 24, 2015 8:14 am

On a nice sunny day, you have your solar oven out, set up and it is busy cooking lunch or dinner.

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You have a few hours on your hands and you know you can still be productive and finish some of the office work you didn’t get done because of some upset in normal routine.

On the market today, are a nice selection of compact solar chargers. They work great to supplement power, especially to your laptop computer or tablet. This way, you maximize your time and place in the sun. While the solar oven makes your meal, you can be occupied on the laptop or tablet, doing some work that you have put off, but badly needs catching up on. The compact, folding panel style solar charger kits are very helpful. Use them and avoid draining the device’s battery. We all know how easy it is for that to happen, right?

It can definitely set your mind at ease.  You can keep on working on a letter, photo gallery, or social media, while not worrying about losing content, or a dead battery. Best of all, you get to enjoy a fossil free cooked meal from your solar cooker. That’s a great way to top off your day and the extra efforts you made working while out of the office.

Get a solar charger today, to help maximize your out of office efforts while enjoying your passion for solar cooking.

 

 

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July 22, 2015 9:51 am