The TOTALLY NEW All-American SUN OVEN®...
The TOTALLY NEW All American SUN OVEN®
helps you harness the power of the sun. One source of power that never fails is the light of the sun. Whether you're dealing with a power outage or conserving energy, the SUN OVEN® enables you can capture the power of the sun to cook without fuel.
Lets You Create Your Favorite Recipes
You can cook almost anything - breads, cakes, muffins, pizza, vegetables, poultry, fish, meats, casseroles, grains, pasta, and desserts, just to name a few.
Provides High Cooking Temperatures
Reach temperatures of 360 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, which are more than sufficient to bake, boil, or steam your favorite foods.
Makes Foods Taste Better
Sun-baked foods stay moister and have less shrinkage than conventional oven-cooked foods.
You Choose The Cooking Time: Fast or Slow
Cooks in as little as 20 minutes longer than cooking in a conventional oven or stove top, or lets you slow-cook all day.
Heat water for drinking, doing dishes, and personal hygiene.
Is Ruggedly Built
Not a toy. It is a serious appliance that is made for years of trouble-free use.
Most Energy Efficient Way to Rehydrate Food Storage
Uses less energy and water to rehydrate and cook dehydrated and freeze-dried foods.
Is a Great Hedge Against Power Interruptions
Be prepared for any interruption to traditional power sources. You will be able to cook any kind of food as well as boil water. You can enjoy peace of mind in knowing that as long as there is sunshine, you will have all the power you need to cook all your meals.
NEVER BURN DINNER AGAIN
There is never any burning or scorching to ruin a meal.
A DIFFERENT APPROACH
As populations increase and forests and fossil fuels disappear, the
need for an alternative method of cooking around the world is
intensifying. SUN OVENS International is committed to providing an
SUN OVENS International takes a different approach. We have taken a
concept that has been around for centuries, and have combined it with
more improved materials to make the most effective solar cooking devices
in the world. The SUN OVEN® has been designed to overcome most of the
cultural barriers that have restricted the widespread use of the sun for
The SUN OVEN is often compared with box cookers made out of aluminum
foil and cardboard (homemade boxes of various sizes and shapes). While
the energy conversion principles are the same, the materials utilized in
manufacturing SUN OVENS® have been carefully researched to include the
most efficient materials available. In order to capture the maximum
amount of energy, achieve the highest possible temperature, and retain
the greatest amount of heat, while minimizing the weight, the materials
utilized have been selected based on efficiency and quality. SUN OVENS
International is determined to disseminate solar appliances that truly
meet people’s needs rather than distributing perpetuating cookers that
work only under the most ideal conditions.
The initial price of a GLOBAL SUN OVENS® is higher, but due to its
long life, ability to cook on partly cloudy days, and allowing food to
stay warm for hours, the cost per meal is lower than any other solar
Redefining Cooking In the U.S.
The fast-paced American lifestyle has cultivated a fast food approach
to cooking and eating; even if it means sacrificing nutrition, taste,
health, and the environment. SUN OVENS International is endeavoring to
make Americans aware of the enriching healthy lifestyle and environmental
benefits of cooking with the sun.
Redefining Cooking Around the World
In the developing world, the high quality and features of the SUN
OVEN® have overcome the cultural obstacles, which have caused other
solar cooking projects to fail. The most often cited reason for the
failure of solar cooking projects is that most people in the developing
world work while the sun is out and eat their main meal of the day after
sundown. Food cooked in most solar cooking devices must be consumed
immediately or it will become cold. The SUN OVEN® is very well
insulated which allows food cooked in the afternoon sun to stay warm
until it is ready to be consumed later in the evening.
Another reason solar cooking has not been widely accepted is that
most solar cookers require more time to cook than cooking over a wood
fire. Women in developing countries are reluctant to start cooking many
hours earlier than they are accustomed to in order to accommodate a new cooking
method. The SUN OVEN® has been designed to cook in the same amount of
time as cooking over a traditional three-stone wood fire. NGOs that have worked with SUN OVENS® have found they have had an easier time
getting people to use them because the ovens work so well and maintain
cooking temperatures significantly higher than other types of solar
Unfortunately, to be able to make a solar appliance that women will
use for the majority of their cooking involves cost. SUN OVENS
International is working to overcome the cost by assembling the ovens in
the country they will be used and by allowing women to pay for the
ovens over time via small weekly installment payments using money they
are currently spending to buy charcoal or other cooking fuels.
SUN OVENS International manufactures two types of
solar ovens that are widely respected around the world. Since their
introduction in 1986, these ovens have cooked millions of meals, baked
countless loaves of bread, and saved millions of tons of wood.
Diverse peoples use SUN OVENS® around the world for many and varied reasons. SUN OVENS® have been adopted by everyone…
From governments in developing countries looking for
solutions to deforestation – to North American families looking for a
way to bake without heating up their kitchens.
From women in the rain forests of Africa who can’t find wood to cook with – to deer hunters in North America who love moist venison.
From Americans concerned with power disruptions and
increasing fuel costs – to Pakistani women who cannot afford the high
cost of fuel to make their dinner.
From ice fishermen in Minnesota baking their catch on a frozen lake – to desert dwellers in Kuwait baking lamb.
From RV enthusiasts looking for fresh, moist roasts – to environmentalists trying to preserve the planet for future generations.
From micro-bakeries in Honduras making bread and pastries – to an orphanage in Uganda feeding hundreds daily.
The one thing they all have in common is that they have all
discovered… solar energy is the least polluting and most inexhaustible
of all known energy sources and it is free.
SUN OVENS® are the foremost and most effective solar cooking devices available anywhere in the world.
History of the SUN OVEN®
SUN OVENS® were developed in 1986 by Tom Burns, a retired
restaurateur from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who was very active with Rotary
International. From his experience in operating restaurants he knew a
great deal about cooking, and from his international travel, he became
aware of the ever-growing problem of deforestation. Tom took a concept
that has been around for centuries and engineered into it more recently
developed materials to produce the world’s most effective solar cooking
devices. With the help of the Sandia National Laboratories, the oven was
From 1986 to 1997, SUN OVENS® were made and marketed by Burns
Milwaukee, Inc. Thousands of portable models have been shipped to more
than 126 countries around the globe. SUN OVENS® have helped feed
refugees in relocation camps, natives in remote Third World villages,
workers at field sites, climbers on the slopes of Mount Everest, and
soldiers during the Persian Gulf War.
SUN OVENS International President Paul Munsen and friends.