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Hot Pot Simple Solar Cooker As Seen On TV

Updated on January 2, 2011

Gaiam's Hot Pot Simple Solar Cooker As Seen On Good Morning America

Gaiam's Hot Pot Simple Solar Cooker is a great solar cooker to take with you this summer while camping, or to use in your backyard on those sunny days. After ONLY a full hour in the sun, you're ready to cook.

No fuss and muss; no fuel to carry, liquid or coals and no wood to gather. It weighs in at only 19 lbs and comes in a 15.5x15.5x10.5 box - something that fits easily into your trunk. No need to worry about fuel spilling here - it uses the power of the sun.

You'll Love Cooking With This Simple Solar Cooker - No Fuel To Carry

And Recipes Are Easy!

This low-cost, high-performance solar oven can produce cooking temperatures within an hour in full sun and be used for up to six hours; perfect for baked goods or slow-cooking stews.

The Hot Pot Simple Solar Cooker includes a 5.3 quart enameled steel pot. The aluminum reflector sides fold down for easy storage. The oven can reach temperatures up to 350-400 degrees.

Hot Pot Solar Cooker - It works!

It's pretty cool looking, but it isn't cool at all. In an hour temperatures are upwards of 350 degrees

Hot Pot Solar Cooker Cooking Frijoles - Watch As the Lens Steams Up When the Lid Is Taken Off!

By this demonstration you can see how well the Hot Pot Solar Cooker Cooks~ As the saying goes, now we're cooking on all burners!

How To Cook With A Solar Oven - With A Few Modifications - It's Easy

  1. Place solar oven so reflector faces sun for maximum reflection (generally south).
  2. Preheat oven as per instructions. Use oven thermometer to check temperature.
  3. Follow recipe as you would for a regular oven, adjusting water amounts.
  4. Place food into a covered dark pot and place in oven (or in the pan that comes with the oven). Remember the darker the pot the better as it absorbs heat.
  5. Double conventional cook times, but pay attention to the food.

How About Gaiam's Sun Oven - Lightweight and easy to carry

The Sun Oven is a great, portable solar cooker weighing only 21 lbs. It's ruggedly built with a strong, insulated fiberglass case and tempered glass door. The reflector folds up and secures for easy portability on picnics, etc. It's completely adjustable, and comes with a built-in thermometer to monitor temperatures

The interior oven dimensions are 14"W x 14"D x 9"H and temperatures range from 350° to 400° F. This is a very easy oven to use and it will cook most anything! After preheating, the Sun Oven will cook one cup of rice in 35 to 45 minutes. USA.

Try Out The Sport Model

Another Favorite From Gaiam

You'll love the look on friends' faces when you present fresh bread and other home-baked treats while camping.

This is a lightweight solar oven easy to use on your next camping trip. It concentrates the renewable heat of the sun to effortlessly, and deliciously!, roast meats, steam vegetables, bake breads and cookies, and prepare rice, soups and stews.

This is ideal for backyard use, camping, boating and picnicking. Requires only minimal sun aiming to cook most foods in two to four hours. This complete kit includes two pots, oven thermometer, water pasteurization indicator and recipe book.

But What Can You Cook in a Solar Cooker and or a Sun Oven From Gaiam?

Just About Everything from A to Z

Here's just a few things you can cook with a solar oven: Alfredo Sauce, Amarath Cookies, Apple Crisp, Asian Meatballs w/Hot Rice , Baby Beet Salad w/Feta, Walnuts & Arugula, Baked-Potato Salad, Banana Bread, Barbecued Chicken, Basmati Rice, Bean Soup, Beef & Beans, Beef Soup, Beef Stew, Bread - Home Baked, Brownies, Buttermilk Cornbread, Cheesy Potato Casserole, Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Creole, Chicken Delight, Chicken Fricassee, Chicken & Rice Casserole, Chicken Soup, Chicken - Whole, Chicken Veggie Casserole, Chile Con Carne, Chili, Chili-Mac, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chocolate-Mint Ricotta Mousse , Chocolate Pudding or Pie , Cinnamon & Raisin Bread, Cornbread, Corn Bread, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Flank Steak, and Goulash.

Lasagna, Macaroni , Macaroni & Cheese, Marinara Sauce, Meat Loaf, No-Knead Bread, Oatmeal, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins, Peach & Blackberry Cobbler, Pork & Beans, Pork Chops, Pork Loin Roast, Pork Spareribs , Pot Roast, Pot Roast w/Rice or Noodles, Potato Meat Pie, Rice , Rice-a-Roni, Rice Cereal or Pudding, Rice Pilaf, Rice, Veggie & Sausage Supper, Risotto, Roast Chicken, Rump Roast, Shepherd's Pie, Shrimp & Lemon Skewers, Solar Scones, Spaghetti, Spaghetti with Sauce, Spice Cake, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Taco Soup, Tamale Pie, Tapioca Pudding, Tomato Soup (Condensed), Warm Fruit Salad, Wheat Cereal, Wheat Muffins, Wheat Thins, Wheatless Apricot Cake , Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, and Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies to name a few.

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