FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the correct name for ovens that use the sun to cook food?

Do we call them solar cookers, solar ovens, sun ovens, or even sunstoves? There are a number of different names for these products and is dependent on the business or organisation as to the product name. As this is the Sunstove Organisation official website, our product is known as the Sunstove 2000 Solar Cooker. However we have shortened the name to Sunstove.

What is solar cooking?

Solar cooking is using a specifically designed cooker that converts the suns rays into heat energy to cook food.

How does a solar oven work?

A solar oven works off the sun rays reflecting directly onto the four sides of the cooker, and converts the sun rays into heat energy which cooks the food inside the pots that have been placed inside the oven.

What is the solar cooker made of…

The Sunstove solar cooker is made from recycled material as far as possible.  The PET outer case is partially recycled and the reflective surface is made from used printing plates.

What is the price of a solar cooker?

Sunsntove Solar Cooker

The price of a Sunstove Organisation solar cooker is R550,00, excluding shipping costs.

To order your solar cooker contact Margaret Bennett on:

Tel:  +27 (0)11 969 2818

Fax:  +27 (0)86 613 1521

Email:  sunstove@iafrica.com

Where can I buy the pots that can be used in the solar cooker?

Sunstove Solar Cooker pots

You can buy the pots directly from us. We sell both black pots that can be used in the Sunstove 2000 Solar Cooker.  The two different sizes are 2,5 litre and 3,5 litre.

The price for both pots is R300,00, excluding shipping costs.

To order your pots contact Margaret Bennett on:

Tel:  +27 (0)11 969 2818

Fax:  +27 (0)86 613 1521

Email:  sunstove@iafrica.com

Do you sell the complete unit of solar cooker and pots?

Sunstove Solar Cooker and potsYes, we do sell both the Sunstove 2000 Solar Cooker and the recommended two black pots together as a unit.  The pots are 2,5 litre and 3,5 litre each in size.

The price is R850,00, excluding shipping costs.

To order your combined Sunstove 2000 Solar Cooker and two pots contact Margaret Bennett on:

Tel:  +27 (0)11 969 2818

Fax:  +27 (0)86 613 1521

Email:  sunstove@iafrica.com

Instructions to use the Sunstove 2000 Solar Cooker will be found on the Sunstove Solar Cooker section.