I have a Sunflair foldable solar oven. If you have a lot of sun it works pretty well. You need to tie it down. I am not saying that the wind
caused me to jump in my dinghy
and make a run-down river to save my lunch… but yeah.
I now really like the fact it floats!
The main chamber never seems to heat up quite as much as I want it, but it comes with some silicone pots with lids. If your food
is in a pot, it works great! Any black pot with a lid will do. Be careful as you handle these as they get hot. The important thing for me it is soft and folds down to a light flat package that’s easy to stow on the boat
. These are relatively inexpensive, mine is the deluxe which is a little bigger.
Obviously, no sun no cooking
, but it does not heat up the cabin
on a hot day. You also need to check it every once in a while as the sun progresses across the sky, when the tide changes, the wind
nudges you to a different angle you may want to reposition it a little to keep it facing your heat source.
I like mine. The kind that are in a vacuum insulated tube heat up better and faster, but on occasion I cook a lot of food and there is only so much you can fit in the tube. It was nice to come back from the sandbar and there was hot food waiting for us.
Let me know if you have any questions.