I got a new toy that I wanted to share with you. We purchased a Global Sun Oven to try some free-energy cooking. You can bake, boil and steam with it and also dehydrate. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the Sun Oven is supposed to be able to get up to 400°, even in winter (It was 40° today).
So it arrived this week and I decided to start off easy: hard-boiling eggs without water. On a full sunny day it should take 35 minutes to hard boil the eggs. We had a partly sunny day. So it needed more like an hour and a half.
However, I didn’t think this through properly. We started late in the day and the sun was low in the sky, then it set before the time was up. The eggs were very good, but closer to soft boiled. I peeled them (even fresh eggs peel super easy with solar cooking) and made egg salad for dinner. Not bad for a 40° winter day!
I am trying a pork roast on the next sunny day we have.
If you are ever interested in purchasing one, always check the internet for a coupon. I think they run them fairly constantly for different packages. We got the package that included 3 dehydrator racks, 2 pots with lids, 2 bread pans, a turkey roasting rack (will cook an 18lb turkey in a roasting bag), and a water pasteurizing indicator. Our coupon took off almost 1/3 the price and shipping was free.