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Cooking With The Sun – On Order

I have been interested in solar ovens for quite a while. After wanting to build one and realizing that I’m never going to find the time to build a really sturdy solar oven, I decided to go ahead and buy one. I had been reading about the Sun Oven brand for a while and decided that, for what I wanted, that was what I would order. The reviews gave it high ratings for what was important to me – high quality, long lasting, rugged construction, and efficient operation. What prompted me to “pull the trigger” was the group buy program that the company recently started; that results in a discount of $117.30. The discount applies to their “Sun Oven with Dehydrating and Preparedness Package”. Here is the link to that package.

I applied to the program using the Southern Agrarian as the organization name, and received their discount code. In the “Coupon Code” field, enter SOUTFL and click the “update” button. The discount will appear as shown. This code is good through June 15, 2012. Here is how the order looks when the discount code is applied:

Please feel free to use the Discount Code for Southern Agrarian if you’d like to get one for yourself. There are plenty of reviews on line, so look them over before deciding. As soon as I receive mine (it was shipped today) and use it some, I’ll post a review here.

The Sun Oven web site has some good videos and other information about the product and how it is used. You’ll find more good information by doing a search of “Sun Oven” or “solar ovens” or “solar cooking”.


  1. Amy @ Homestead Revival™

    Be sure to let us know how you like the Sun Oven. I’ve been looking at them a long time but haven’t taken the plunge. Looks like you got some bread pans – that would be one of my priorities for getting a solar oven. And dehydrating… now that’s another plus I could get excited about!

    • Stephen Clay McGehee

      Thanks for stopping by, Amy. Somewhere among my books, I have one on building your own solar oven. That’s like many of my projects though – I just never find the time to design and build one. These folks have a good reputation, and I still don’t have the time, so getting it from them was the best choice.

      I thoroughly enjoy fresh baked bread, so that’s one of my top priorities also. I’ll be curious to see how the dehydrating works here. We’ve got fairly high humidity during much of the year, so that’s still an open question. We have an electric dehydrator, but we use that inside where the air conditioning keeps the humidity low. Lots of things to experiment with – and lots of things to write about when I do.

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