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Sun Ovens – A different approach

As populations increase and forests and fossil fuels disappear, the need for an alternative method of cooking around the world is intensifying. SUN OVENS International is committed to providing an alternative.

SUN OVENS International takes a different approach. We have taken a concept that has been around for centuries, and have combined it with more improved materials to make the most effective solar cooking devices in the world. The SUN OVEN® has been designed to overcome most of the cultural barriers that have restricted the widespread use of the sun for cooking.

The SUN OVEN is often compared with box cookers made out of aluminum foil and cardboard (homemade boxes of various sizes and shapes). See for more details on DIY models. 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 initial price of a GLOBAL SUN OVENS® is higher, but due to its long life, ability to cook on partly cloudy days and allowing food to stay warm for hours, the cost per meal is lower than any other solar cooking device.


Built in thermometer
Attached one piece collapsible reflectors
Spill-proof levelator
Self-contained focusing leg

Reaches temperatures 360 to 400F. Weighs 21 pounds, opens and folds up in seconds and comes with a carrying handle.

See your purchase, and checkout:

Global Sun Oven $239:

Shipping (continental USA) $35:

Shipping (Alaska / Hawaii) $80:

Shipping (Canada) $70:

Morning Hill Solar Cookery Book (Vegetarian Cookbook) $15*:

The Solar Chef (Southwestern Recipe Cookbook) $15*:

A Month of SUNdays (Cookbook) $15*:

* Cookbook Shipping (if ordered without oven) $4:

Round 3-qt Enamelware Pot $11**:

4-qt Enamelware Pot w/Steamer Insert $16**:

Two Loaf Pans (Pans may not be ordered without oven purchase) $10:

Two Cookie Sheet/Brownie Pans $13***:

Water Pasteurizing Indicator (WAPI) $8:

** A combination of up to two 3-qt pots or one 3-qt and one 4-qt pot can fit inside the oven without increasing the cost of shipping. Each additional pot will cost $13.00 to ship.

Additional pot shipping $13:

*** A combination of up to two 3-qt pots & one set of two cookie sheets/brownie pans OR one 3-qt, one 4-qt pot & one set of two cookie sheets/brownie pans can fit inside the oven without increasing the cost of shipping. Each additional set will cost $11 to ship.

Additional two cookie sheets/brownie pans shipping $11:


DIY Wood Fired Brick Ovens

Wood-fired brick ovens and pizza have been with us since the dawn of civilization. Both have been discovered in the excavations of virtually every ancient civilization, with the brick oven reaching its modern form in ancient Rome. The brick ovens uncovered in ancient Pompeii and Naples are in wonderful shape, and could start baking today with only minor renovations — the Pompeii Oven is named in their honor.

In modern Italy, the basic Pompeii Oven design is used to build the brick ovens you see in pizzerias and private homes and gardens. The oven is great for cooking pizza, roasts, focaccia and bread. It heats up quickly and is efficient at holding the high heats required for cooking the perfect three-minute pizza. The Pompeii Oven is also very efficient with wood fuel and at holding heat.

The Pompeii Oven is a set of free, downloadable plans that describe how to build a traditional Italian brick pizza oven. The oven is constructed using firebricks, high temp mortar, insulation, along with other materials easily found at building supply stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s, B&Q, etc.). It’s a great oven, and a great project.