All American Sun Oven - Solar Cooking Oven

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All American Sun Oven - Solar Cooking Oven

Item Code: SUNOVEN    ||    Reg. Price: $349.95
Sale Price: $294.95

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New All American Sun Oven

Made in the USA



  • 20% larger than the Global Sun Oven
  • E-Z Sun-track indicators for taking the guess work out of aligning with the sun
  • Improved wind resistance
  • Boosts temperatures by 15% over prior models to cook more food in less time
  • Built in thermometer
  • Attached one piece collapsible reflectors
  • Spill-proof levelator
  • Self-contained leveling leg
  • A totally new computer CD with over 600 SUN OVEN®recipes, solar cooking tips, FAQs, operating instructions, a video series on how to best use a SUN OVEN® and emergency preparedness tips




The sun is the most enjoyable renewable of all known cooking fuels. It rises every morning and is free. SUN OVENS enable the sun to bake, boil, and steam a wide verity of food while enhancing the taste and benefiting the environment.

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 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 health lifestyle and environmental benefits of cooking with the sun.

People have used the sun to cook for centuries, yet solar cooking has never gained widespread acceptance. Sun Ovens International has taken a concept that has been around for generations, combined it with the most effective materials available, a design with features that take the hassles out of solar cooking, to create the Ultimate Solar Appliance

The GLOBAL SUN OVEN can be set up for use or taken down for storage in a matter of seconds. The reflectors literally fall into place at an angle that allows you to maximize the power of the sun.



  • Spill-proof levelator: There is never any need to worry about your food spilling in a GLOBAL SUN OVEN®. While cooking, your food rests on a shelf that self adjusts to always stay level as you refocus.

  • Easy temperature monitoring: A built in thermometer allows you know the temperature at a glance.

  • Self-contained leveling leg: As the sun is at different points on the horizon the GLOBAL SUN OVEN can readily be adjusted to follow it. A simple adjusting leg allows you to choose from 9 angled positions.

  • Extremely well insulated: A thick batt of non-toxic insulation retains heat. Food cooked in the sun and left in the oven will remain hot for hours. Cold air is held out allowing the GLOBAL SUN OVEN to be used on sunny days year around regardless of the ambient temperature.

  • Light weight, easy to carry: The GLOBAL SUN OVEN weighs only 21 pounds (9.5 kg), folds up like a suitcase, and is equipped with a handle for easy transport.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What can I cook in a SUN OVEN?

    Anything you can cook in a conventional electric or gas oven and most things you can cook on a stovetop can be cooked in a SUN OVEN. You can bake, boil and steam, so the only foods you cannot cook are fried foods.

    Where are the SUN OVENS manufactured?

    The SUN OVENS which are sold in North America are made in Elburn, Illinois. With the exception of the thermometer, all of the component parts used in the SUN OVENS are made in the USA.

    SUN OVENS that are used outside of North America are often made in the country in which they are used.

    What is the cooking temperature range?

    The SUN OVEN will reach temperatures of 360 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking temperatures will vary depending on the brightness of the sun and how often the oven is refocused to follow the sun.

    Will food prepared in a SUN OVEN taste the same as food prepared in my conventional oven?

    The food tastes much better! SUN OVEN cooking allows many of the natural flavors of food, which get baked out in conventional ovens, to remain. The slow, even rise in temperatures in a SUN OVEN gives the complex carbohydrates time to break down into simple sugars allowing subtle natural flavors to emerge. Sun baked-foods stay moist (the natural internal juices do not bake out) resulting in a superior, moist taste and much less shrinkage.

    How long does it take?

    Cooking times are close to the same as those in a conventional oven. Because the sun sometimes goes behind clouds, cooking times can vary. At times it may take a little longer. The factors that affect the cooking time are: the quality of the sunlight at the time you are cooking, the types and quantities of the food being cooked, and how often the oven is refocused. A good rule of thumb is to add 10 to 15 minutes of cooking time for each time the oven door is opened.

    The amazing thing about using a SUN OVEN is that it is almost impossible to burn food; and sun-cooked food does not dry out. This enables food to be cooked for a longer time at a lower temperature or in less time at a higher temperature, without affecting the quality of the food.

    There are two ways to cook in a SUN OVEN. If you refocus the oven to follow the sun every 25 to 30 minutes, cooking times and methods will be very similar to cooking with a conventional stove or oven. Or a SUN OVEN can be used for slow cooking, much like a crock-pot. You can prepare your dinner, put it in the SUN OVEN® and point the oven toward where the sun will be approximately halfway through the time you will be gone. Leave, and come home to a tasty, slow-cooked dinner. If you run late, there is no need to worry; the SUN OVEN will keep your food warm, moist, and fresh for hours.

    Can more than one thing be cooked at the same time?

    Yes, the SUN OVEN has been designed to accommodate baking two loaves of bread at a time. Several flat pans can be cross stacked to enable several layers when making granola or cookies. Two small stackable pots can be used on the leveling tray. The leveling tray can be removed to increase the usable area inside the SUN OVEN and allow larger stackable pots or pans to be used. (It is important to note that if the leveling tray is removed, pots and pans should be placed on a trivet, not on the floor of the oven. To cook evenly, there must be air flow all the way around the pot. A trivet will allow enough air to pass under the pot to ensure an even heat.)

    Does food need to be stirred?

    No, stirring to prevent scorching is not required when cooking in a SUN OVEN due to the fact that there are no hot spots. The temperature of the food and the pot remain the same and rise evenly. It is almost impossible to burn food in a SUN OVEN.

    Will food brown when cooked in a SUN OVEN?

    In full sun, bread baked in a SUN OVEN will brown. To insure a brown crust every time bread is baked, a light mist of water can be sprayed on the dough just before it is placed in SUN OVEN. A dark lustrous finish on breads can be achieved by using an egg-or milk-wash on the dough before baking.

    When poultry is baked in a SUN OVEN in a covered pot it does not brown. A golden brown surface can be attained on meats and poultry by sprinkling a small amount of sugar over them. Paprika is also useful for creating an appetizing appearance.

    How difficult is it to focus a SUN OVEN?

    Focusing a SUN OVEN is very easy. All that is required is to watch the shadows created by the oven. When the shadows are even on all sides, the cooker is directly focused. The built-in leveling leg on the back of the oven allows for easy tracking.

    How often must a SUN OVEN be refocused?

    The need to refocus depends a great deal on what you are cooking, the time of day, and the temperature you wish to maintain. A good rule of thumb is to plan to readjust every 30 minutes to maintain maximum heat. At noon the sun is high in the sky and moves quickly past the maximum focus point, creating the need to refocus more often. Later in the day you will not need to refocus as often. The SUN OVEN® is equipped with a built in Levelator, which keeps food level and avoids spills while being refocused.

    Many meals can be cooked without refocusing. SUN OVEN® users often will put their ovens outside, focused for the mid-day sun, with their dinner in it when they leave for work in the morning. As the sun moves overhead, the temperature in the SUN OVEN chamber slowly rises to a cooking level. As the sun passes, the food is kept warm and when they return from work they have a warm, sun-cooked dinner. (Keep in mind food will not burn in a SUN OVEN and that the chamber is extremely well insulated, allowing food to stay warm for hours.)

    Will I need to be concerned about getting burned when using a SUN OVEN?

    The only parts that get hot are the oven chamber, the cooking pan and the glass door. Proper care must be taken to use hot pads when opening the door and removing food. The entire exterior of the oven, including the reflectors, does not get hot and remains safe to touch.

    How long will a SUN OVEN last?

    The estimated life of a SUN OVEN is 15 + years. With proper care it should last a lifetime.

    Do I need special recipes to cook in a SUN OVEN?

    The SUN OVEN reaches temperatures comparable to that of conventional ovens; therefore no special recipes are required.

    What are the dimensions of the SUN OVEN?

    The size of the SUN OVEN® is 19" x 19" with an average depth of 11". The total weight is only 21 pounds.

    What materials are used in the construction of a SUN OVEN?

    The following materials used to make a SUN OVEN®:
    Reflectors        Anodized aluminum (which will never oxidize, rust or corrode)
    Outer shell       ABS plastic
    Bezel              Poplar wood (kiln dried)
    Inner shell        Anodized aluminum
    Door                Tempered glass
    Between the aluminum inner shell and the plastic outer shell there is a thick batt of food grade fiberglass insulation.


    Can I use a SUN OVEN in the winter?

    Yes, a SUN OVEN can be used on a clear winter day. The most important factor in using a SUN OVEN is the brightness of the sun, not the outside air temperature. Often, a 40-degree, clear, low-humidity day will allow food to cook faster than a 100-degree day with high humidity. The SUN OVEN has been used very successfully at the base camp of a Mt. Everest expedition where the temperatures are often well below zero. There are, however, more cooking hours available in the summer than in the winter. In the summer, it is not unusual to cook from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, whereas during the early winter, effective cooking is limited to 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

    Can a SUN OVEN be used to dry or dehydrate foods?

    Yes, a SUN OVEN makes an excellent solar dryer. When the latch (which holds the door shut for cooking) is turned inward and the glass door is set on top of the latch, moist air can escape and the temperature inside the oven will remain low enough to keep the items being dried from starting to cook.

    Benefits of Solar Cooking

  • Cook for free: Bakes, Boils or Steams Any Kind of Food with the Power of the Sun - No Fuel Needed!
  • No learning curve: Create your favorite recipes as you feast upon natural sun baked treats!
  • Just like your home oven: Reaches Temperatures of 360° to 400° F!
  • Totally Safe - No Danger of Fire - Never Burn Dinner Again!
  • Versatile, Easy-to-use, Portable as a Small Suitcase!
  • Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with your SUN OVEN you may return it any time within the first 30 days and receive a refund. What are you waiting for?

    Cooking in a SUN OVEN is easy, fun, natural, and nutritious, while helping the environment. SUN OVENS® are ideal for everyday use in your back yard, at picnics, while camping, or in the event of a power failure. They can help keep your house cool in the summer by keeping the heat from cooking outside.



    Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled, and steamed at cooking temperatures of 360° F to 400° F. There is no movement of air in a SUN OVEN, allowing food to stay moist and tender and flavorful. Sun-baked roasts are tastier and more succulent, and sun-baked bread has unparalleled taste and texture. The aroma of food sunning itself in a SUN OVEN is sure to please your senses.

    Temperatures in a SUN OVEN rise slowly and evenly, allowing complex carbohydrates time to break down into simple sugars, emanating subtle natural flavors. The even temperature of the SUN OVEN prevents burning, so you do not need to stir your food while it is cooking.

    There are two ways to cook in a SUN OVEN. If you refocus the oven to follow the sun every 25 to 30 minutes, cooking times and methods will be very similar to cooking with a conventional stove or oven. Or a SUN OVEN can be used for slow cooking, much like a crock-pot. You can prepare your dinner, put it in the SUN OVEN, point the oven where the sun will be approximately halfway through the time you will be gone. Leave, and come home to a tasty, slow-cooked dinner. If you run late, there is no need to worry; the SUN OVEN will keep your food warm, moist, and fresh for hours.

    Emergency Preparedness

    Government and religious leaders have advised us to prepare ourselves and our homes for a time of crisis. Whether it be a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or hurricane, or a manmade disaster, such as a terrorist attack or fire, prudent families are preparing for disasters that could strike unexpectedly.

    How much fuel can you store?

    In an effort to prepare for the unexpected, many families have set aside food but struggle with the issue of how to safely store enough fuel and rotate it to keep it fresh. Guides are available on how much food you need to keep on hand to provide for your family in the event of an emergency, but do you feel comfortable with the amount of fuel you have on hand and how to store it?

    Using a SUN OVEN on the days when the sun shines decreases the amount of fuel which must be stored.

    SUN OVENS can be used year round on sunny days. Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled or steamed in a SUN OVEN - so other than fried foods, anything normally cooked on a stovetop or in an oven can be cooked in a SUN OVEN.

    A Preparedness Item That Pays for Itself

    Buying what you need to be prepared can put a strain on a family’s budget. Many preparedness-minded families have found that their SUN OVEN quickly pays for itself by reducing their utility bills and the cost of restaurant meals. Many people do not cook or bake on hot days for fear of heating up the house. A SUN OVEN® enables cooking on hot summer days by keeping the heat from cooking outside.

    Improved Taste, No Hassle Cooking

    Thousands of families have obtained a SUN OVEN to have on hand in the event of an emergency and have been pleasantly surprised by the improved taste of sun-cooked foods and the lifestyle advantages of cooking with the sun.

    There is no movement of air in a SUN OVEN, allowing food to stay moist, tender and flavorful. Sun-baked roasts are tastier and more succulent, and sun-baked bread has unparalleled taste and texture. The aroma of food sunning itself in a SUN OVEN is sure to please your senses.

    Temperatures in a SUN OVEN rise slowly and evenly, allowing complex carbohydrates time to break down into simple sugars, emanating subtle natural flavors. The even temperature of the SUN OVEN prevents burning, so you do not need to stir your food while it is cooking.

    The SUN OVEN can be used for slow cooking, much like a crock-pot. Prepare your dinner early in morning, put it in the SUN OVEN, point the oven south and leave. Come home to a tasty, slow-cooked dinner. If you run late, there is no need to worry; the SUN OVEN will keep your food warm, moist and fresh for hours. Or, if you choose to refocus the oven to follow the sun every 25 to 30 minutes, cooking times and methods will be very similar to cooking with a conventional stove or oven. The choice is yours.

    In addition to cooking, a SUN OVEN® can also be used in a variety of other ways including:

  • Boil or pasteurize water
  • Make Sun tea
  • Naturally dehydrate fruits, vegetables and meats
  • Heat water for a sponge bath
  • Kill infestations in grains or dried foods
  • Sanitize dishes
  • Dry firewood
  • Sprout foods
  • Decrystallize honey or jams



    SHIPPING TIMES: Most, but not all orders leave our warehouse within 3 business days, some orders may take longer. Allow time from the day we ship for FedEx, UPS or the USPS to deliver it to you from Upstate NY. Please call for rush orders before 2:00 Eastern time. That means that some items, to some locations could take two weeks or more. Remember, we're a 50 year old family run business, so feel free to call us for a rush. We can get most of our items out the same day and use next day air and get it to you tomorrow, but you need to call before 2:00 Eastern time.

    SHIPPING CHARGES: To determine your shipping charge, simply add the items that you want to buy into your pack/shopping cart and click on the Secure Checkout button to go to the next screen and all you will need to enter is your zip code, hit the apply button and you will get your shipping charges before you have to enter any more information.
    WE CAN NOT SHIP CASES OF CANNED FOOD OUTSIDE OF THE LOWER 48.

    Prices subject to change without notice. We are not liable for any typographical errors or errors in pricing.


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