Ovens : Cook food in a healthy clean way with Solar energy
cooking with a solar oven is a clean, environmentally responsible,
and fun way to get out of the kitchen. Kids and adults alike can
harness the sun's energy and discover the efficiency, economy, and
enjoyment of solar oven cooking. Whether they buy a ready-made solar
oven or make their own, everyone can enjoy cooking with a solar
oven, in summer and year round.
IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2006 -- Solar cooking with a solar oven is a
clean, energy-efficient way to help fight global warming and take
advantage of nature’s free, inexhaustible energy supply.
the world’s nonrenewable sources of energy vanish or contribute
to the destruction of the ozone layer, the need to adopt clean,
renewable sources of power grows ever more critical. Solar energy
is such a source, and solar ovens harness it.
ovens are the perfect summer cookout accessory. Available in many
and configurations, solar ovens can be purchased through a wide
variety of outlets on the Internet, or from catalogs and retail
outlets that carry environmentally friendly products.
everywhere are discovering the joys of solar cooking, whether they’re
throwing a neighborhood backyard cookout, preparing everyday meals,
rustling up dinner on a camping trip, or taking their solar oven
on the road in their RV.
people want a more “hands on” experience and build their
own solar oven. A simple yet highly effective box cooker can be
made from inexpensive, ordinary materials—a few cardboard
boxes, some white glue, black spray paint, and aluminum foil—and
assembled in less time than it takes to watch a summer rerun.
simplicity of this solar oven design can be deceiving: cardboard
holds heat just as well as heavier, more expensive materials, and
is much easier to work with. Many people report that their cardboard
solar ovens last as long as ten years. Children and adults alike
can get satisfaction not only from creating a working solar oven
but also from knowing that they’re taking an environmentally
ovens can be used to cook foods that are normally prepared in conventional
ovens or stoves -- from bread to corn on the cob to spare ribs to
kabobs -- without heating up the planet or the kitchen. But they
do heat up: despite their simple design, most solar ovens can reach
a temperature of 300 degrees F or higher, depending on the number
and size of the reflectors used.
misconception about solar ovens is that continuous sunlight is necessary
for food to cook properly. As long as the solar oven is exposed
to 20 minutes of sun per hour (when using a box cooker), food will
continue to cook. Many people use their solar ovens like a crock
pot: they put their dinner in a pot, place it in the solar oven,
and their food is ready at the end of the work day. Other techniques
can be used to prepare foods more quickly.
significant contribution to global warming (http://www.charityguide.org/volunteer/fewhours/global-warming.htm)
by the United States and other major energy-consuming nations highlights
the need for pollution-free alternatives to ozone-depleting technology.
Solar ovens are just one part of the alternative energy picture,
but one that is safe, fun, and accessible to a great many people.
depend on fossil fuels when the clean, inexhaustible energy of the
sun is readily available and can be used to help preserve the integrity
of the planet. For information on where to get free plans and detailed
instructions on how to build a solar oven, and for more ideas on
ways to enjoy cooking with a solar oven, see “Cook with a
Solar Oven” at
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