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The newest, and largest, solar electric (hybrid) oven is the SunFocus (TM). Manufactured by SunBD Corp, it has a large cooking chamber; 13.5 x 13.5 x 6.25 inches. Most notable, is its high quality, made in America craftsmanship.
With such a large internal chamber at your disposal, you will find it easily accommodates most casserole dishes, a pizza, whole chicken, or small turkey. By using those, yes..dark-colored thin-walled metal pots, you can prepare several dishes simultaneously with this “big boy” solar electric oven.
The most touted feature of a solar electric oven is its electric backup. Should cloudy skies befall you in the middle of your solar cooking day, just switch the SunFocus to electric mode, the thermostat will keep up the temperature until sunny skies reappear (as they often do), or, until your meal is ready. A solar electric oven is very handy in the portions of our country not so blessed by sunshine, like New York and Pennsylvania. The highly efficient electric element within it operates on just a few pennies (uses 75% less electric than a traditional electric oven). It comes with side reflectors to increase cooking temperatures while using it as a normal solar oven. Temperatures of 400 degrees F are possible without the electric backup.
Like other solar cookers, the SunFocus uses a clever suitcase design with a carrying handle which makes it portable and easy to store. Remember, any solar oven may be a lifesaver during an emergency or catastrophe.
Well, I’m none of the above, and will not have this platform turn political or religious. However, I do know about solar ovens and cooking with them. If some disasters and catastrophes are to befall any of us in 2012, especially of natural origin, like a flood, tornado, hurricane or earthquake, then I feel certain that a solar oven will be a useful and possibly life-saving possession.
Whatever aforementioned calamity occurs and puts you through trials and tribulations, the solar cooker can be put to work immediately. Strength and health can be maintained by a steady supply of cooked food. Often, the foods to be prepared, particularly meat dishes, need no extra water added. The food cooks in its own juices. If fresh water is limited, or if concerns over its potability arise, the solar oven can also be used for water pasteurization. In fact, some models, like the SOS Sport, include a water pasteurization indicator in its kit. Sunny days are the essential ingredient to make solar ovens operate. However, newer hybrid models,like the Tulsi Electric Hybrid, have an electric backup system. This allows for continued cooking if clouds appear, but power is available. If necessary,you could conceivably prepare food at night, with a solar electric model oven.
Many panel style solar cookers have been used for years in remote Africa to help battle the ever present reality of wood shortages for fireplace cooking. More recently during Haiti’s disaster, global sun ovens were used to help keep surviving populations strong and fed. People were using solar ovens in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina did its damage. It’s also been reported that, during the recent Turkey earthquakes, TV crews filmed people using solar ovens.
Certainly, solar cookers can help during many types of disasters. But, if the real end of the world comes, I’ll probably be caught with my solar oven by my side, with its easy-to-carry handle and, maybe a can of soup. Let’s hope 2012 brings us all good fortune, a better economy and world peace!
Happy New Year!
Solarovenshop.com is pleased to announce its dealership status with SunBD Corporation manufacturers of the great new solar electric oven,the SunFocus. This solar oven that has the largest cooking capacity of any other solar electric cooking oven on the market today. It’s made in the U.S.A.
TAKE A LOOK AT ITS FEATURES:
Very portable: its yellow suitcase design with handle makes it easy to carry and hard to lose. It can fit nicely into your car trunk, RV, or boat.
Suitcase design: It’s tough polymer clamshell design protects the sensitive parts inside. Setting it up is as easy as opening a suitcase and takes only seconds.
Gigantic cooking chamber measures: Length 13.5″ x Width 13.5″ x Height 6.25 ” ( cook a 14lb turkey, whole chicken or larger dish)
Its hybrid design combines high performance of a solar oven and 110v. AC efficiently powered electric oven(uses 75% less energy than typical household oven and operates for pennies).
(Perfect for cooking anytime: 24/7/365, yes, even at night!)
Window glass: Double paned for improved heat retention.
Temperature range up to 400 F that provides for reliable, easy cooking.
Seal: made of moisture resistant EPDM
Reflector: made of scratch resistant anodized aluminum for long wear.
(has better reflectivity than a normal glass mirror)
Side booster reflectors: (helps increase your ovens temperature)
Accessories: It Comes with everything you need to start solar cooking today: a 6ft. power cord, oven thermometer, side booster panels & set up instructions.
Be ready for the next emergency: storms, earthquakes, floods…the SunFocus can be used daytime or at night. The components are made in the USA
Should you have any questions about this new and exciting product please email us.
Ever sit by a stream with your line in the water waiting for a fish to strike, then lose track of time? Suddenly it happens, the line tugs and next you pull a nice “brookie” out for your dinner. Have you ever sat watching a play, get so rapped up in it and then discover the curtains closing? Where did the time go? Isn’t it magical? How about this; ever get caught up in watching a great comedy film, like a Marx Brothers or Jerry Lewis flick, and, at some point, catch yourself laughing…and then realize that you’ve been doing it for awhile? All of these things indicate that you, despite your immediate attention to your pastime, became detached enough to let things continue on automatically.
At times, operating your solar oven can be like this. You start out fresh on your bright, sunny cooking day with a new recipe and all the necessities in hand. You carefully readied the solar cooker by preheating it. All of the ingredients are ready and maybe you had some prep work for some of them. Finally, everything is in the pots and roasters, you’ve closed the oven door and focused the cooker. Now you can relax, take up another task, or indulge in a little recreation for the day, while your latest solar creation is underway.
So, perhaps you sit in the shade reading a news article, or take a dive into the lake that you’re visiting. Or, maybe you went to the mall to do a little shopping. In any case, time slipped away. Possibly you dozed off while reading, got involved with water polo on the lake, or found that the traffic while returning from the mall was a bit much. Somehow, after all of this, you open the oven door, the steam and aroma wafts out of the solar cooker and all is right with the world again.
That’s really the beauty of solar cooking. It’s hard to overcook something. So, if your trip to the hair salon took longer than expected, no worries mate! Your solar cuisine will still be quite tasty. Yes, it’s like the solar oven is on automatic, no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Have a sunny day!