Solar-powered ovens for your next meal outdoors

Bake, and roast—completely off the grid.

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Let the sun shine.Jake Givens via Unsplash

Solar cookers use reflective surfaces to enhance sunlight, creating an off-the-grid appliance hot enough to bake, sear, and grill your dinner. Solar cookers don’t require wood, coal, gas, or electricity, making them convenient (and cool) for a warm-weather trip to the great outdoors. Below, some of the best options out there.

Sunflair Mini Portable Solar Oven
Everything you'll need.Amazon

This mini solar cooker comes with everything you’ll need, minus the food itself: an oven thermometer, a trivet, a collapsible silicone pot, and a carrying bag. The oven weighs just over a pound, which makes it good for traveling and camping, too. It makes a great gift and can bake cookies and pizza or dry fruits and herbs.

Green Portable Solar Oven Bag Cooker Sun Outdoor Camping Travel Emergency Tool for Cooking Oven Tools Mayitr
Effective and inexpensive.Amazon

This simple, lightweight, and extra portable solar cooker bag folds up easily and has a cooking temperature range of 175°F to 245°F. It’s great to throw into an emergency kit.

Solar Oven Cooking: Recipes and Answers to Life’s Solar Cooking Questions
The ultimate guide.Amazon

If you want to take your solar cooking to the next level or want to introduce a friend to this eco-friendly cooking concept, this cookbook is perfect for both newbies and experts. It explains the process of solar cooking, and features 32 delicious recipes that’ll help you save on power and fuel bills. Recipes range from entrees and side dishes to desserts and snacks.

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