Solar cooking is a great way to conserve energy but sometimes there is no sun which means cold food. This hybrid solar oven has an electric backup so you can use the oven even at night or on cloudy days.
Oven developer David Chalker points out that the “Achilles heel of solar ovens is that no sun means no fun and cold food.” That is why the hybrid solar oven was developed, combining solar and kitchen oven technologies so you can have hot food when you want it and conserve energy too.
A typical kitchen oven uses about 2200 watts to cook your meal while this hybrid uses only 465 watts, and can cook a 13 pound turkey, or anything else that can be cooked in a kitchen oven. This oven is great for people living off grid on solar or dc inverter as this oven can be used even on cloudy days, and is a great way for anyone to take direct action to conserve energy.
There are two versions of the hybrid solar cooker
* The original hybrid on the market since 2004
* Made with plastic components
* The same technology inside the oven
* Non plastic exterior
* Not as pleasing to look at (thus the name) but all of the safety and functionality
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