Let's Be Prepared – Hurricane Season – Cooking in My All American SUN OVEN®

Today’s post contains links to Sun Oven, who have provided me with the product for this review.  The opinions stated are 100% mine.

As promised, here is my review of the All American SUN OVEN®


Let's Be Prepared hurricane

From the company – All American SUN OVEN®


Cook, Bake, Dehydrate, or Boil with the World’s
Most Universal Power Source…
Free Sunshine!

The All American SUN OVEN® has retained the best qualities of the original Global Sun Oven and added many more user friendly features to create America’s most efficient hassle free solar appliance for cooking, water pasteurization, and dehydrating.

Sample Cooking Times

Beef Roast, 2.5 lbs = 1 hour, 20 minutes

Baked Chicken, 3 lbs = 1 hour, 15 minutes

Bread = 45 minutes

Rice = 40 minutes

Chocolate Cake = 35 minutes

Granola = 20 minutes

  • Reaches Temperatures of 360 to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit! in USA
  • Bake, Boil, or Steam Foods — Boil or Pasteurize Water!
  • American made with uniquely American features!
  • Dehydrate Fruits, Vegetables, or Jerky!
  • Slow cook or cook in comparable time to conventional stove tops or ovens!
  • As Portable as a Small Suitcase — Only 22 lbs!
  • Ruggedly Built for Years of Trouble-Free Use!
  • Totally Safe — No Danger of Fire!

For the past 28 years, SUN OVENS® have been widely used around the world in more than 126 countries and have become the world’s most well-respected solar cooking appliance. The All American SUN OVENS® combines the experience gained by cooking millions of meals with the distinctive American cooking needs and lifestyle to create a uniquely American SUN OVEN® which:

  • Is 20% larger than prior model SUN OVENS® to cook a greater volume of food and accommodate many standard size baking pans.

  • Takes the guesswork out of aligning with the sun.

  • Has improved wind resistance.

  • Includes CD with hundreds of recipes& Emergency Preparedness Organizer CD and videos.

My Review:

Last week I got around to trying out  The All American SUN OVEN®    that I received a while back.  I was a bit intimidated at first, but once I sat down with the instructions, I realized that using it would be a breeze. I couldn’t be happier with the results. The SUN OVEN® was easy to set up and easy to use.  It’s light weight enough for me to use on my own, yet sturdy enough to be stable when set up outside. As you can see in the photos below, I used the SUN OVEN®  in our back yard.

SO 1
Setting up my All American Sun Oven

It was just placed on the ground on a level spot, and then I opened the panels.panels.  I followed the directions on how to clean the oven before the first use. (This was a simple proceedure.  Letting the oven heat up then placing a pot with white vinegar inside, then steaming the inside of the oven with the heated vinegar.  After waiting the alloted time, I went back out, and removed the pan of vinegar.  I let the oven cool a bit, then used a clean old towel to wipe down the insides.)  Now that my oven was clean, I hung the rack inside and then closed the glass “lid”. Now I waited for about about another 20 minutes for the inside of the oven to reach about 300 degrees.

SO 2
Inside the All American Sun Oven

I then took my casserole dish out to the Sun Oven.  I used a mitt to open the lid, then I placed the casserole dish onto the rack, and closed the lid.  Over the next couple of hours, I kept my eye out for the shadows around the Sun Oven.  It is ideal to have the shadows equal on each side.  When I noticed a significant change I would go outside a turn the oven a bit, until the shadows were once again equal on both sides.

SO 3 Use

OK – now I have a confession to make.  I stupidly closed my eyes – just for a second (all right, more like for a hour) – and when I woke up it was raining.  ACK – I ran outside and opened up the Sun Oven and grabbed my casserole dish…and quickly dropped it because I forgot to bring out my oven mitts.  I ran back inside and grabbed my oven mitts.  I then ran back outside again, and retrieved our dinner.  Luckily, it hadn’t been raining for long, so the temperature hadn’t dropped much inside my Sun Oven. After bringing in the casserole, I brought the Sun Oven onto the back porch, and wiped it down with another clean towel – no other cleaning was necessary.

Now here’s what you’ve all been waiting for…our Sun Oven dinner!

SO 5
Dinner Cooked in an All American Sun Oven
so 6
All American Sun Oven baked Chicken and Rice

I had planned on removing the casserole and baking a pan of biscuits, but since it was raining, we just had some rolls that were left over from another meal.  The chicken
browned on top and was moist and tender.   Just as if it had been cooked inside.

Sun Oven sells additional products that can be of great value when camping or dealing with a natural disaster situation. I’ll be posting about the Cloudy Day Cube Stove (which I purchased a few weeks ago), in the very near future. 

Stay Tuned!



Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

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4 thoughts on “Let's Be Prepared – Hurricane Season – Cooking in My All American SUN OVEN®

  • This is so cool. I need one of these!!

  • Wow, it really works!! I am looking forward to seeing your review on the cloudy day cube!

  • This sounds so nice. I appreciate you sharing. I am also glad hurricane season is winding down and so far we have been very fortunate with not getting any real bad storms


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