The All-American Sun Oven: A Survival Mom Review

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What if you could harness the power of the sun to cook delicious, homemade meals for your family, even in the most challenging of times? Wouldn’t you like to explore a solution that not only saves energy but also offers a sustainable way to prepare food? A solar oven might just be the answer you’ve been seeking.

When asked which solar cooker oven I recommend, I always mention the Global Sun Oven. It’s the very first solar oven I owned and it shows plenty of wear and tear. It’s more expensive than other versions, but its designers came up with creative solutions to common issues that made solar cooking more challenging than it needed to be.

Now there’s a new kid on the block: the All-American Sun Oven solar oven cooker. Here’s my experience cooking with it.

open sun oven

Features of the All-American Sun Oven

When it comes to solar ovens, the All-American Sun Oven stands as a testament to a well-designed solar appliance. I appreciate how it makes harnessing the power of the sun for cooking easier than ever.


One of the most noticeable upgrades is the oven’s increased size, now 20% larger. It can bake two loaves of bread side by side or easily handle a 9×13 pan, which is the most popular size baking dish, at least in my house!

Higher Temps / Reduced Cooking Times

Another improvement lies in the oven’s glass door, boasting a thicker construction and an improved sealing gasket. These enhancements work together to offer higher cooking temperatures and, more importantly, reduced cooking times.

Cooking Times

According to the All-American Sun Oven’s official website, cooking times are similar to those of a conventional oven. For example, this updated model can roast a 2 1/2 pound roast in just 1 hour and 20 minutes, and whip up a chocolate cake in only 35 minutes.

A Favorite Feature

Once I learned how to align the Sun Oven with the sun in order to maximize the cooking power of the sun, it was easy, but the All-American makes it even easier with an E-Z Sun Tracker. With a glance, you can determine if your oven is situated properly. Since focusing the oven to the sun is important in cooking times and temperatures, this help your food cook more quickly.

2 Cooking Experiences with the Sun Oven

Now on to my review of the oven’s performance. Let me share a couple of experiments.

Cooking Eggs

On a sunny afternoon, I placed two raw eggs on the leveling tray in the oven. The oven was hot, right at 350 degrees. (Did I mention the built-in thermometer?) 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!

Frozen Chicken

My 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 kept it simple, just spreading a bit of olive oil over the chicken with a sprinkling of salt and pepper, and popped it in a covered baker. It went into the Sun Oven a little after 9 a.m. I was running errands all day long, so I didn’t check on the chicken until 4:30 that afternoon.

Result? It was fully cooked and ultra-moist. Wow!

A Solar Oven for Preparedness

Living in the sun-soaked state of Texas, having a solar cooker makes perfect sense for my prepping needs. When (not if!) conventional energy sources aren’t available, I can still prepare hot, homemade meals for my family. It’s another layer of off-grid cooking methods in my toolbox. Two is one and one is none, remember? Homesteaders, you may also find it of interest.

However, it’s important to note that solar cookers use the brightness of the sun not hot air temperatures to cook and bake. Clear winter days are no problem for the Sun Oven. The difference really lies in the amount of cooking time available–more in summer, far fewer in winter.

Final Thoughts

If you’re contemplating the purchase of a solar oven and wondering which one to choose, let me make it easy for you: the All-American Sun Oven is undoubtedly a winner. Its remarkable design and outstanding performance make it a top choice for any aspiring solar chef.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a Survival Mom reader from outside the U.S. Can I still order this?

Unfortunately, the All-American Sun Oven is only available in the contiguous United States. You can explore other commercial options or try your hand at a DIY Solar Cooker.

Does it require preheating like a regular oven?

To maximize efficiency, make sure to preheat the oven by letting it sit in the sun for at least 15-20 minutes before placing your baking dish inside.

I’m new to solar cooking. How do I get started?

I’ve got you covered! Learn how to get started with solar cooking.

Is the Sun Oven difficult to clean?

If you hate cleaning your oven, you will love the Sun Oven! Moisture will likely collect during the baking process of most foods, but the only cleaning necessary is a quick wipe down of the oven’s interior when you’re finished using it.

Can I cook family favorite’s in it?

Yes! Because it cooks at temperatures similar to a regular oven, you don’t need special recipes or to adjust your favorites.

Is a Sun Oven worth the investment?

Depending on where you live, you likely incur your highest energy costs during either the summer or winter. If you utilize the Sun Oven on a regular basis during just those months, it will likely pay for itself in one season. There are absolutely no other costs involved once you make the initial purchase. To get more bang for your buck, use the Sun Oven as a food dehydrator, and to boil or pasteurize water.

Do you own a solar oven? What do you think of them?

Originally published June 23, 2013. The promotion running at that time has ended.

529 thoughts on “The All-American Sun Oven: A Survival Mom Review”

  1. Barbara Talmadge

    I would LOVE to try it out in Seattle’s gloom and drizzle — that actually doesn’t bother me at all but I fret about whether solar anything would really function here.

  2. I would love one of these! My husband and I are very much survivalist and prepping and have yet to figure out a way to cook without power. I believe an E.M.P. (terrorist or sun caused) will cause the apocalypse and I think this would be the greatest thing to have!

  3. Please please please!!! I would love to win this one. We love the sun oven and to have a new and improved one would be awesome. 🙂

  4. Francesca Hutchinson

    I LOVE your site and I would LOVE to win a Sun Oven. I went to the website and watched the videos. This company is doing a great job.

  5. Cool! I would love to win this. I am new to this and overwhelmed by the amount of supplies I will need to have.


    I definitely would use this. Have tried the homemade version with some limited success.

  7. A friend of mine invited me over for a meal cooked on their sun oven this past weekend. It was phenomenal! Maybe if I win I can return the favor!

  8. I have wanted one of these for a LONG time! I would love to take advantage of the Texas sun using this. 🙂

  9. Fern Miller (@Fernwise)

    Oh, I SO want one! I’m working on making one from a windshield sun reflector …. but it hasn’t yet worked for me.

  10. Please? This would so help me cut down on my gas bill during these trying times of sequestration and furloughs.

  11. This is the perfect solution to those of us that are subjected to Mother Natures occasional bouts of fury causing us to lose our power or those trying to be more “green”! Excellent product!

  12. This would be nice to use even when it is 90 degrees outside. Never want to run the oven when it is that hot!

  13. I love this! Just bought my first solar/ hand crank radio to start my prepper items

  14. Rachael Domann

    This is so awesome!!!! Would be such a great reassurance to have during a loss of power!!!! Hope I’m the winner!!! 🙂

  15. I’d love this. My hubby thinks he could make one but, well, this would be much less of a headache:)

  16. This is great! Something I’ve been looking for. Thanks for the chance to win it!

  17. This would make a great addition to my life style. I already use hand can opener, slicers, meat slicers etc….I plan to go all solar bit by bit in the next few years. This would be awesome!

  18. charlene Heath

    I have been shopping these and keeping my eye on this one! I would be so thrilled to actually win one!

  19. Sabrina Barton

    I have heard wonderful things about the Sun Oven. I would love to win. Thank you for the contest.

  20. Oh the wonderful things I could make in this and NOT heat my house up in the summer. Or, not have to worry about how I’m going to cook a meal. I’d LOVE to win!

  21. This has been on my self-sufficiency list for a long time and I would LOVE to be able to add one to my supplies. I’ve been busy learning vegetable gardening, growing herbs and and stocking the pantry and this would fit in nicely with the rest of my homesteading/prepping desires. Thanks for that chance.

  22. Awesome! I’ve had my eye on one of these for awhile but always seem to spend my money before I can save up for one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. DeeJay Phillips

    This would be a great for me and mine! I have to stay out of heat so being able for my family to bake outside would help keep our home cooler!

  24. I’ve always been curious about these. If I win I can find out for myself what it can do. Thanks for the opportunity.

  25. I have never tried cooking with a solar oven. It sounds like it would be a great project to do with the kids.

  26. The new improvements sound great! I think this would make a wonderful addition to my preps.

  27. Susan Applegate

    I would really love to win this! I want a solar oven soooooo bad! Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. I used to work at an electric company that put on teacher workshops and my favorite where the teacher workshops where we made cardboard solar ovens. I would love to win the real deal!

  29. We’d love one of these! We already use our tiny, sunny balcony to grow food, dry laundry, and make sun tea… having a sun oven seems to be the natural next step, be useful during a power outage of any length, and the gas bill savings will get us to our dream house that much more quickly.

  30. This would be great in the Texas heat. No heating up the kitchen and plenty of sun to cook whatever you want.

  31. quite simply the coolest machine I’ve learned about in years! OMG – I want one of these … bad!

  32. Arlene Johnson

    I have wanted one of these since the first time I saw one advertised, but have not been able to afford one. . I lived in snow country for 31 years and many times we were without power, sometimes up to two weeks. I always tried to keep Sterno in the cupboard, but that was only good for a short time. This would be ideal for being without power for a longer time.

  33. I like diversification and this solar Sun Oven would offer another way of cooking and baking. It would give me another way to help my family. The best part of the Sun Oven, it would offer use of free energy – the Sun!! I like diversification

  34. I would love to have one of these Sun Ovens for my family! With energy costs going up, this is a great way to save some money, and cook healthy meals for my family.

    Thank you for running this contest!

  35. I attended the class given by the owner of the Global Sun Oven company in SLC last year, and we have wanted one ever since.

    I would really enjoy cooking meals for my family in this oven, and helping protect the environment as a bonus!

    Thank you Survival Mom!

  36. We’ve been looking at Sun Oven reviews and have been impressed with what we’ve found. I hate to heat up the kitchen with all the summertime cooking and am seeing something like this as a solution not only to a possible survival situation, but also to our needs today here at home. It’s definitely high on our wish list…

  37. This is just what we’ve been looking for! Would love to win one!
    Good Luck to everyone!!

  38. Rachel Jaramillo

    Come on random number picker thingy…pick me!!! I. WANT. ONE.!!!!!! I’ve had my eye on this oven for a while now!

  39. You’re such a wealth of knowledge! I love all you do. I’ve been wanting one of these since I saw it on your website. Good luck everyone!!

  40. I would LOVE to win this! I have always wanted one of these! Thanks for the opportunity!

  41. I’m getting older and weaker and would love to have the help of this new oven.

  42. A solar oven is one of the many things that I would love to have in order to be more prepared. I can’t think of anything that would be more comforting then a nice casserole or pot roast in a bad situation, except maybe some chocolate chip cookies!

  43. So Awesome! This would be a great way to include my toddler in cooking, while teaching all kinds of useful info! Great prize! 😀

  44. I’ve been interested in solar energy since I was a kid. It would be neat to get to try this out!

  45. Debbie Malinak

    Would love to have this solar oven to use when my sister and I rough it at the beach!

  46. Hi Lisa my favorite Prepper Lady
    I would love to add this sun oven to my preps. It would help me keep my family and neighbors fed!

  47. Cassandra Lumpkin

    I’ve been thinking about buying something like this for a while, thanks for the review!

  48. I have a Global Sun Oven and LOVE IT, would love to win the All American so I can give one to my parents.

  49. Very cool! 🙂
    Found your blog through your book and I’m so thankful I did! Such a wonderful resource!

  50. debbie schmidt

    I would LOVE to have this! I want to show kids how it works when I help them make a ‘solar oven’ from recyclables! And, of course, I want to cook with it, too! We have sun in Oregon, too…………

  51. I love my Sun Oven but it drives me nuts that I can’t get a lasagna pan in it. This would be great!

  52. Have grains, several grains, experienced bread baker, will bake various types of breads in THIS sun oven if I win it, for my big family and my great neighbors!

  53. I have use a old solar with little luck, liquid gas stoves, now I am living the RV (5th wheel) and would like to try living off the grid as I travel. As the money comes available will purchase if not winning, this and use as a daily cooking.

  54. Carol McDonough

    Would love to have one. We could save on energy cooling house (only have window cooler) and be able to cook for elderly parents too if power is down.

  55. After being without power this weekend, a sun oven rose higher on the priorities list. This would be awesome to win!

  56. This has definitely been on my list of things to buy, but the price makes it hard to justify right now. It would be WONDERFUL to win one!

  57. I made a solar oven out of cardboard boxes, newspaper, aluminum foil and a roaster bag as the window. It got up to about 175 degrees. That was just before Y2K.

    I wold LOVE to have one of these. Please accept this as an entry.

  58. Looks like a good piece of equipment. Winner or not, I am looking forward to trying my hand at solar cooking. I especially want to try a parabola to heat a skillet.

  59. Eileen Meader

    I have tried making a home made solar oven and so far it has come up way short. Would love to win a sun oven.

  60. I’d love to win this. It would save me from muddling through a DIY. South Texas is perfect for Solar Cooking.

  61. We have been using ours almost every weekend as long as the sun is out, the old one is awesome, can only imagine how nice the new one is.

  62. I’ve started prepping for my family and also for my daughters family. Would love to have a solar oven. Thank you,

  63. I would love to win this! It looks like good improvements on the old model, good for those of us who didn’t get around to buying the old one. 🙂

  64. We have the perfect place for this and one of these days we will get one. winning one would even be better. 😉



    Thank you for all of your hard work on this blog, I am a regular reader and I can tell you are helping not just me, but a lot of people get prepared!! Thank YOU!! And thanks for letting us have a chance to win!!

  66. Andrea Anderson

    Love the new size and woul love to have one of these in my backyard! Thank you for the giveaway!

  67. I’d like to submit our family for a chance to win an All American Sun Oven. If we win we’ll have two new cooking buddies. The Sun Oven and The Sun 🙂

  68. Thank you for yet another great giveaway! You rock!
    I would love to win something ( actually anything, LOL ) such as this and would love to experiment with some great tried and true recipes!
    Count me in!

  69. It would be amazing to win this oven. Last summer we built an outdoor Italian woodfire oven so this would be a great solar compliment when we don’t want to fire the other oven to cook. We have implemented other solar (sustainable) items in our life and this would be great.

  70. Getting a sun oven has definitely been on my to-do list for awhile. Thanks for the opportunity!

  71. This would be such a blessing. It’s definitely on my wish list. Thank you for this opportunity.

  72. I would love to have one of these. My entire house runs on electricity and it worries me to think about cooking with no power. I can only store so much fuel for the grill, but the sun will always come out tomorrow!

  73. I really would be blessed to have this. I am trying to learn to be self sufficient and gardening and new skills everyday. This would be an awesome addition to our household.

  74. Jennifer Crump

    This would be great for baking in the summer. I have never used one of these, but would love to try it out.

  75. Thanks for the chance to win! We’re building our own right now, but this one is certainly better!! 🙂

  76. Solar is the way to go as an alternative source of power. We live in FL and experience times when our power is knocked out due to crazy weather. How fantastic to still be to be able to have some normal meals even when the power is gone.(:o)

  77. Nichelle Martin

    I would LOVE to win this! As a single income military family trying to be self sufficient, this is awesome and I would love one but they are a but pricey! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!!!

  78. It would be awesome and then some to win this!! Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  79. Awesome! We are just starting our journey and need all the help we can get…turning teens on to this is difficult.

  80. With ten people to feed, we need a more energy efficient cooking system! Love your website, by the way…

  81. Jessica Charmack

    My family and I have been learning and prepping for about a year now. It is a slow progress but this is on our list I hope I could win this because this is what we are working towards but prepping is expensive so we do what we can and would be a big help!

  82. Lisa,

    I would love to win this item. The Sun Oven has been on my wish list for a very long time. Thanks you for the chance to win

  83. mary ann pratt

    This is the answer to living without electricity, even in these Northern states

  84. Michele Puccini

    I have been wanting a Sun Oven for as long as I can remember! Would LOVE to win this!!

  85. WOW!!! This is out of my price range at the moment, but is at the top of my wish list, winning would bring a bit more prepping peace of mind!!

  86. Yes please. Since it is summer, this is a perfect time to get the Global Sun Oven powered up and cooking. Thank you!

  87. I would live to win a sun oven. I have wanted one for so long but unable. Thank you for your great blog and work you do.

  88. OOOOH! I want to try one of these so bad! The hot summer swelter has descended on Louisiana without an ounce of mercy. Cooking outside would save electricity and time (I love slow cooked food)

  89. I have actually built a sun oven from cardboard boxes and tin foil, and it works sort of. But decided immediately that I wanted one of these. It would be a tremendous blessing to my sister and I. God bless you.

  90. Wow! Thanks for having such a great giveaway! I get so much from your posts. I’m pretty much a newbie, only gathering supplies for about the last year as my tight budget allows. But we camp a lot and cook on a camp stove and open fire. The kids would really be into trying out recipes with this oven. What a great way to expand the possibilities if there’s no power!

  91. I teach both canning and basic prep classes (along with DH); we do not charge – we simply teach; I would love to try this and incorporate it into my teachings. Just can’t afford to buy one right now, or I would.

  92. I have been thinking about one of these for a long time but just haven’t had the money put aside yet. This would be great! Thanks so much for offering the chance to win!

  93. I would like to try one of these out. Great for being prepared or even a day out of the house.

  94. I want to win this sun oven! It’s on the top of my wish list!! I’m not a mom (yet) but I love this site! So much great information!!! Thanks, Survival Mom!!

  95. Win it or buy it, I will have one soon. I appreciate the chance to win it and enjoy your work. Thanks!

  96. Lynda Atchison

    I love your website & your radio program! I’ve learned so much about prepping from you that I am no longer overwelmed by it. Thank you for all you do. Would love to win the sun oven.

  97. Thank you for the great giveaway!! I’ve always thought that a sun over would be wonderful to have. It would be fabulous to win it!!

  98. What an exciting thing to give away. I know any of of your followers would be thrilled to win. Especially, me. 🙂

  99. It’s hurricane and tornado season in S.Texas. This is something I’ve been wanting to add to the box of supplies.

  100. I really would love an All American Sun Oven. It’s on our wish list, but to win one would be amazing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  101. Please pick me! Ever since I got my hands on Survival Mom’s book, I have been trying to prep and catch up….

  102. Kathryn Hancock

    Please enter me in this drawing. Wondering if this would work inside in a sunroom. Winters in Iowa can be brutal. We always seem to have sunshine though. I have a sunroom with south facing windows as well as west facing windows. Don’t know of a sun oven would heat enough outside in the bitter cold-but would it work in a sunroom?

    Would love to try.

  103. Thanks for this chance to win one! We live in California with almost constant sun and I would to have something on hand like this! You never know when I’m going to need an alternative cooking method.

  104. The Reluctant Prepper

    I have been reluctant to buy one of these because of the price. Winning one sounds great.

  105. Katherine McMullan

    I’ve been using a foil lined dashboard shade, a tripod and a dutch oven to solar cook. Your choice has Everything I’ve wished mine could do. Please, please pick me!

  106. Jessica Allen

    I love that you can bake 2 loaves of bread at the same time. This would be great to use during our hot Georgia summers!!!

  107. I’m on the bandwagon with all those others who’d love to have one, especially as a gift. Thanks for the opportunity.

  108. Laura Milligan

    Can’t afford to buy one of my own. In fact, I can’t afford much in the way of prepping basics, but I try.

  109. Paula Diekhoff

    I have been wanting a solar oven for several years and have not saved up the money for one. A win would sure take care of that! Want to cook with one and see how it works. I think it is an amazing product. Thanks for sponsoring this contest.

  110. I would love the opportunity to learn to cook on one of these. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!

  111. I would LOVE to have this. I have it on my list to make one. This would sure be better.

  112. Plenty of free sun here in MO….would love to win the oven. Son and I cooked pizza in a cardboard homemade cooker so imagine what we could do with a real oven!!

  113. What a great opportunity to add to my to my supplies I’ve learned so much from your site and I look forward to checking it out everyday to see what’s new. Thanks Lisa for doing all that you do!

  114. Would love to give this my son and daughter-in-law, both military and both starting out in their new home learning how to garden; building a chicken coop; and all things survival.

  115. Cherry Fessenden

    As much as I would love to have one, I would bet that there is someone else on your “list” that would never be able to buy one. Surprise them.

  116. What an offer!! We’ve tried 3 different ways to make a solar oven but can’t get over 180* even on a great day. Oh, to bake a cake or cook that meat. Dreaming!

  117. Hi!
    I just found your website, and really like it. I have gleaned many great ideas from it to supplement other similar sites. I wish I had kept the solar cooker my grandfather built years ago, but didn’t. Wow, if we only had foresight decades ago!
    This solar cooker would be great if I won it. Otherwise, someday I’ll have to buy one, if I can ever get that far down my list!.
    Thanks for being here with so many great ideas!

  118. I would love to have one of these, it’s been on my “wish list” for a few years now.

  119. I am really interested in Solar cooking. I’m looking forward to learning more about it.

  120. The Sun Oven is what is needed when the fuel for the stove runs out or some folks don’t have a oven.

  121. Awesome! Wow, cook and not heat up the kitchen or cook when there isn’t any power! Awesome!

  122. Ok, as a girl from AZ, living in AL, this is PERFECT! We have so much sun in either place I should be dark brown by now lol! I love the idea of being able to use this while camping, and just to save a little on the ever growing electric bill 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  123. We have just started learning about prepping and alternative methods of energy and equipment. My six year old daughter loves gardening and baking. She loves when we use candles instead of the house lights. This would be a wonderful adventure to take with her. Baking by sun energy. Right up her alley. Plus, this would be the first major piece of equipment we would have since we started educating ourselves on life change events. Thank you for this opportunity.

  124. What a great giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one. Good luck everyone.

  125. My wife are older and live in central florida and will have to bug in. This oven could very well be a life saver for us. Thanks M.

  126. Would love to have one of these ovens. Every time I have the money saved, something would come up that has a higher priority. Thank you for the opportunity of winning one.

  127. Cathy Farneman

    good to see improvements being made, and we have about worn out our older model Sun Oven, but we still love it.

  128. adelina warriner

    i so want one of these! would love to see how they work at high elevation with the more intense sunlight.

  129. Gertrude Ezell

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!
    This would be a definite bonus to my preps since currently I do not have an alternative cooking source except a fire.

  130. Live in AZ and would love to use the 115 F heat for something yummy, and not just a big electric bill. Love this site, I use it often to help my family get prepared. Thanks so much for all the great info!!

  131. Would be soo very happy to win the sun oven thanks so much for offering this! And thanks for all the great info you put out!

  132. This All American Sun Oven would make a great addition to my preps! Thanks for the opportunity!

  133. Saw one of these ovens at an ARRL field day site. Quite a nice device, they had it up to 325 easily.

  134. Would love to have this for my family! We could definitely put a sun oven to good use! Thx for the chance! 🙂

  135. I was just researching these today! I was having a hard time trying to choose which one to put on my wishlist but your description has definitely made it easier. I live in northern Washington state, so I’m not sure how effective a sun oven would be here, but I’d love to give it a try. Thanks for all the great information you post!

  136. Thanks for all of the updated information on the Sun Oven. I would love to win one of these!

  137. Oh goodness, I have the global sun oven and have been drooling over the larger sized All American Sun Oven!

  138. Nice size and man, that would come in handy around here with all of the sun we get. Not to mention keeping the kitchen cool. And how great to camping?!

  139. We cooked in a solar oven with our Girl Scout troop. This one is the “real deal”. I want to try it out!

  140. On the list!!! Hubs says we can make one, but his time is just about non existent.

  141. I would love to win this sun oven! I’ve been wanting one for a long time…it sure would help us be more self sufficient.

  142. I would love to have a chance to win this oven! I have been prepping for about 18 months now and the oven is the next thing on my list!

  143. This would be a welcomed addition to my family of 6…would help with the bread baking and meals! Thank You!

  144. I’ve been wanting to learn how to use a solar oven for a long time… having one of my own would be amazing!

  145. Would love to win this to offset the 20% pay cut that is about to hit me (yes, I’m a gov’t civilian about to be furloughed).

  146. Love your website and all the great help and advise you have to offer. Would love to win this oven and try my hand at solar cooking!!!

  147. Thank you for providing the opportunity to win a great piece of preparedness equipment.

  148. I have had cookies made in one of these when I was on a solar tour….would love one

  149. My mom had one but when she passed away, my sister gave it away. It was fun to use and let us cook on days when it was too hot to turn the oven on indoors. I would love to have one again.

  150. I would love one because I hear everyone raving how good everything tastes when cooked in the Sun Oven.

  151. I am so impressed with the new solar style of this oven. I love that it can accomodate a larger baking pan for goodies or the main course. I also appreciate that the glass is thicker and it bakes hotter. This would be wonderful to own.


  152. Got my sour dough starter ready, just need the oven to bake it in. Thanksll you do Lisa

  153. Virginia Cusick

    Would love to have this solar oven, it would work great to sun dry my produce here in soggy Oregon! Just even getting the recipe book would be neat. It would help make the best use of our “U-Pick” farm savings if it could be dried using the sun, lets you get on with the other chores without having to watch everything! I would really love and use this oven big time =)!

  154. I have always wanted to try using solar and this oven just sounds amazing. In Nevada there are many people who have to live off grid because of where the jobs are, totally not by choice. I would sooooo share this little prize with my friends who all live off grid and we could all learn together.

  155. I would use this ALL the time, not just save it for an emergency!
    and the fact the it is made in the USA makes it a treasure!

  156. I’m new to self-reliance and the solar oven would be a fabulous welcome to my growing supplies and education.
    Thank you for all your wisdom and fun contests like this.

  157. I have never heard of these. I would love to win one as I have just begun preparing emergency essentials. Thank you!

  158. I’m trying to learn solar cooking this summer with a homemade cardboard & tin foil oven. So far, and sadly, I can only get the temps high enough to soft cook an egg and that took 4 hours. I dream of a Sun Oven of my own.

  159. Chris Johnson

    I love the solar technology. The more things we can do with solar power the better. This oven looks like a lot of fun too.

  160. Would really like to give one of these a try. Good luck all and congrats to the person that wins.

  161. Kaaren Rickard

    I am 72 years young and have been working for three years to get better at raised bed gardening, raising livestock, and methods of storing foods. I just bought ten acres and am going off the grid with solar and wind generating electricity. A solar oven was an expense that I thought was outside my budget. It would bring it all full circle.

  162. I bought a Global Sun Oven just for baking bread and love it. The larger size and new features of the All American sound wonderful. Thanks for the information and chance to win.

  163. Cool giveaway! I would love to upgrade. I bought the global version last summer. It is great, but the new size and help to position sounds even better. Two summers ago I made a diy one from the instructions here on the first use it made it to 350F, about 300 after that. I think it would be even better if I had preheated the cardboard before gluing the aluminum foil down. The cardbord shrinks causing wrinkles which makes it less efficient. Hope that helps someone else trying to build one!

  164. Wow! This looks and sounds amazing. What a wonderful addition to my cooking options this would be.

  165. I borrowed an oven like this about a month ago for a high school environmental science class demonstration. We got water to heat up to 85 degrees Celsius (well past pasteurization temp) very quickly, then we made s’mores. (Not an ideal use for an oven like this, but it was my first experience and I didn’t know how much to expect.) I would LOVE to have one of my own to experiment with during classes and then to USE (for longer periods) while away from school (in nature or at home).

  166. this is on my wish list, have been wanting one for a long time. thanks for the chance to win one

  167. Betty England

    I have not seen or heard of anyone I know use one of these. I would love to give it a try at one of the summer get togethers..would be a great alternative to standing over a stove indoors.

  168. Thanks for the chance. What a blessing you are to people who are trying to learn how to prepare for whatever life throws at them.

  169. Very cool giveaway! I’d love to have this oven! We have lost power in the past and typically use the grill or camp stove, but an oven would be an awesome addition to our “preparedness pile”! Thanks for the opportunity!

  170. Would love this! A great way to go green and not have to rely on the electric company!!!

  171. Grandma Karen

    I have been working with my grown daughters to show them how to live without modern conveniences . This would be a great gift to give to them.

  172. I would love to have this oven! Could even come in handy on those long hot summer days.

  173. Wow, this looks like a great product! Love the upgrades, and perfect for emergency preparedness. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

  174. Jamie Shelton

    I would LOVE to win this! With a large family to feed, and living in the hot south, it would be WONDERFUL to be able to cook this way, and the larger size (9×13) makes it ideal for us!
    THANK YOU, Lisa, for all you do to educate and inform us! Your give-a-ways are just the frosting on the cake!

  175. Always thought about making one, but havne’t got around to it. Winning one would solve that problem.

  176. Would love to win this! We moved off-grid about 3 1/2 months ago – and a solar oven would be icing on the cake! Because then I could actually BAKE a cake! LOL

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  177. I think my post didn’t go through. So I’m reposting as this would be an awesome win.

  178. this is an amazing opportunity, thanks for offering it!
    I would loooove to win this 🙂

  179. I have been using a sun oven for almost a year and absolutely love it. It is amazing what you can do with it and when you take out the amazing roast or whatever it is cooked to perfection you can hardly believe it. I would love to have the larger one because I cook for a large family at times. I now have three of my children’s families and two grandaughters using a sun oven because I am constantly bragging on it.

  180. Great review and awesome giveaway. Would love to add this to my preps and can see myself using this often.

  181. Jimmotheviking

    I’ve had a sun oven on my list of needs for a long time, but could never afford it. This is such a great give-away!

  182. Marilyn Tuley

    A great Solar Oven is on my list of preparedness items. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!!

  183. Valerie Bower

    I’ve been looking at getting a sun oven–saw someone canned butter with it. Sounds interesting! Thanks for offering this up as a contest!

  184. I’ve been looking at these for a while now, definitely on my wish list, but out of my budget for now. Great give-away, thanks for the opportunity!!

  185. Just starting to get ourselves into off-grid mode. This oven would be such a blessing. Thank you for all you do!

  186. We lose power here in the foresty state of CT. A Sun Oven would make those power outages so mucho the bearable. Thank you for giving one away – so generous!