Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Happy day! I finally got a Sun Oven of my very own. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it. It only took a week and a half or maybe two to get it out of the box. I know, if I'm so excited about it, why wasn't it out on day one? I've been busy. Really. And every day I thought about getting it out it was cloudy or the day had gotten too late to get it heated up. So finally on Monday it was a nice sunny day and I was able to get it out of the box and set it up.
I put it on a board so the cement drive wouldn't scratch the bottom up.
A new Sun Oven comes with protective film on the reflector panels that needs peeled off. It peels off clean, but is stuck on there pretty good--takes a bit of time to get it all off.
Then it needs to sit in the sun and cook empty for a bit to cook off the "new" before you cook your food in it, so I angled it toward the sun using the handy low-tech adjuster leg in the back and let it sit out and heat up while I went to town and did some shopping. No, it doesn't need to sit that long, I just needed to get to the store and that was the best time to do it.
When I got back I turned it back toward the sun which had moved while I was gone and let it heat up again. When it was good and hot I decided it was a good time to wipe it out. Well, why I thought that was a good time I do not know--the oven was only about 350 degrees inside. So after it hissed when I touched it with the wet rag, I thought better of it and turned it away from the sun and opened it up so it could cool off before wiping it out. Duh. Yep mom, just like when I was younger and always had to be reminded that food right out of the oven was hot. Should be obvious, but alas, obvious is obviously not always at the front of my mind. No damage though and I should remember next time. I can learn.
If I had nothing else going on I could have had it wiped out earlier and had time to cook in it also, but the timing didn't work, so I thought I'd cook in it on Tuesday. However, Tuesday brought wind and overcast skies, and we're having the same today so we'll have to wait for another sunny day to cook in it. So excited!
Shameless plug: Remember I'm a dealer for the Global Sun Oven, so when you want one, let me know. :)