Last updated: October 8, 2011
Sun Cooking Australia is an organisation aimed at promoting solar cooking in Australia. Australia is one of the best places in the whole world for solar cooking! Located between the 29th to 46th latitudes, we have some of the highest rates of sunny days and low atmospheric haze, making it perfect conditions to cook all year around.
Sun Cooking sells 4 key products:
The Sun Cook solar oven
The SunFlower solar oven
The SunLite solar oven
The Solar Rocket water boiler
The Sun Cook:
Imported from Europe, it is a deluxe solar oven model which works as a combination of:
- an oven - used to bake breads, cakes, muffins, roasts etc
- a slow cooker - used to make delicious stews, soups, curries etc
- a steamer / kettle - used to boil water (useful for sterilization) and steam veggies etc
- a dehydrator - can dehydrate foods such as bananas, tomatoes, chillies, apricots, mangoes etc
- a canner / preserver - makes jams, preserves and caning acidic foods like tomatoes
- a thermal cooker - for rainy days or overnight bring a pot of food to boil on the conventional stove then wrap it in a towel and put into the solar oven, lid closed. The heat will be trapped and food continue to cook for hours. Perfect for rice, soups, legumes etc.
The worlds most popular solar oven design! This solar oven design has been loved and used by people around the world. It's a simple, sturdy and effective design that uses 4 reflective panels focused onto an adjustable tray to really maximize the sun's heat.
- Simple design - open the panels, point to the sun, adjust the back support and it's ready to go
- Gets very hot very fast
- Internal hinged tray which can be removed to increase cooking capacity.
- Internal oven thermometer
- Weighs only 9kg
- Packs down to a compact carry case with handle
- Made from quality materials to ensure long term use.
Are you into hiking, walking, camping or traveling? Then this solar oven is for you! Light weight and cleverly designed, this one is great for reheating cooked food or cooking simple dishes.
- Super light weight! Weights only 0.5kg.
- Zippered plastic cover, designed for maximum heat retention.
- Super portable - packs down into a neat shoulder bag
- Simple but effective design
The Solar Rocket
A fast and efficient way to boil water. The SunRocket uses the evacuated tubing system commonly used in household solar hot water systems, where a glass chamber has most of it's air removed so that heat can get in faster and then is trapped in there. It's amplified by reflective panels on each side. In direct sunlight this can boil 2.5 cups of water in under 30 mins! Then can keep it hot for some time.
- Can boil 2.5 cups (500ml) of water
- Compass on lid to assist in getting best positioning
- Side reflective panels to increase heat attraction
- Closes up to look like a conventional thermos (or a rocket!)
- Comes in range of colours
- Weighs less than 2kg when empty.
Sun Cooking in Australia is owned by Heather Stevens. Heather is a PhD student at the University of Newcastle researching the impacts of climate change on sea levels.
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