I’ve been using my Sun Oven for every day cooking but this last week wanted to really put it to the test. The Sun Oven website claims it can be used to cook hard boiled eggs without using any water. That was my first test.
On a sunny afternoon, I placed two raw eggs on the leveling tray in the oven. The oven was hot, right at 350 degrees. No directions were given regarding the length of cooking time, so I just figured I would break open an egg after 20 minutes to see if it was fully cooked. To keep a short story short, the egg was perfectly cooked! There
was no dark green ring around the yoke to indicate over-cooking, and the entire egg was soft but definitely hard boiled. Impressive!
The second experiment involved a frozen chicken. The president of Sun Oven, Paul Munsen, says that he puts a frozen chicken in his Sun Oven in the morning, along with some seasonings and vegetables, and the chicken slow cooks all day long until it’s perfectly finished by the end of the day. Well, my chicken was well and truly frozen on the morning of the experiment. I spread a bit of olive oil over the chicken with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, popped it in a covered baker and into the Sun Oven a little after 9 a.m. I was running errands all day long, but when I checked on the chicken at 4:30 that afternoon, it was fully cooked and ultra moist. Wow!
The Sun Oven passed both tests with flying colors. (Did I mention what an awesome job it does with a pan of brownies??)