Women buying SOS Sports in Afghanistan.
The Solar Oven Society, Persons Helping People and the projects of Common Ground Villages have a new home at 1754 Terrace Drive, Roseville, Minnesota 55113.
The new space is just 4 miles from our current space. We are excited about more space without walls that will allow volunteers to assemble ovens even more efficiently.
Articles and photographs about the Sport Solar cooker have been featured in recent issues of the following magazines:
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The Sport is amazingly effective because of its innovative design features. Here are four of them:
Good insulation is the most critical requirement for a great performing solar oven. The Sport insulation has an excellent R 6.5 value. It is reinforced with glass fibers to protect it from heat degradation and help it resist crushing.
The Sport insulation material will not absorb water. It is composed of thousands of tiny, sealed, air holes that water cannot penetrate. This is a key design feature because moisture is always present in solar cooking as steam and humidity.
All solar ovens must let in sunlight. Most designs lack insulation in the lid resulting in heat loss during extended cooking times. The Sport lid is insulated with an innovative, exclusive, 1-inch air gap between the thicker molded lid and the taped on plastic film.
Tip-over from wind, rough terrain or slope can be a major issue in solar cooking. The broad footprint and low center of gravity of the Sport make it aerodynamically and physically stable.
The Sport is designed to cook in two positions: a 60-degree slant for a lower angle sun, (winter) and a 30-degree slant for direct, overhead sun, (summer).
The 60-degree slant happens when the oven is placed on its back, and requires slightly smaller pots than come with the kit.
I live in the Mountains it was -13 today when I put my stew & biscuts in the solar oven at 8am. By 1:30 pm the stew was done and the biscuts perfect even at 9 degrees outside. The oven never made it to 300 but almost. I am so impressed that I want to buy one for all my family and friends. Thank you so much for this great inexpensive tool.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you for developing the Sport Solar Oven! I absolutely love it! Everything I have cooked in the solar oven has been delicious, and my kitchen did not need to heat up to cook the food. I have roasted chicken, beef, and potatoes with great success. I also baked Barbecue beef ribs that were so tender, the meat fell off the bones.
My latest experiment was baking whole wheat bread. The summer days have been so hot and my kitchen becomes unbearable on baking day. I decided to try my solar oven to bake one loaf. It took 35 minutes to bake and the loaf was beautifully browned and shaped. I feel good after using the Sport Solar Oven for three reasons: first, the food is always delicious; second, I haven't used a single watt of electricity or therm of gas; third, I am self reliant - I do not rely on any company, pipe, mine or tree for preparing my food. Thank you!"
Cook your food without electricity, propane or fossil fuels.
Pasteurize water for drinking - killing ALL harmful water-borne pathogens: bacteria, viruses, cysts, and spores.
(Pasteurization will NOT eliminate chemical toxins or non-biological impurities.)
Let the sunshine perform its preparedness for YOU. Add the solar oven to your emergency preparedness kit and enjoy it year ‘round. You'll be delighted at the taste of the food and the ease of use.
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