The SuniCook is a sustainable, parabolic solar cooker. The solar cooker catches the sun and reflects its radiation in the center of the parabole, which is easily adjustable.
A shell-shaped (parabolic) surface composed of polished aluminum reflects the sunlight to a central point in the solar cooker. In the middle is a metal baking tray (20 to 20 cm) with a black heat-resistant coating where the dish is placed. Because sunlight enters the solar cooker from four directions, the temperature in the heart of the solar oven rises quickly to 250°C. In the center of the unit, food can be cooked, baked, steamed or grilled.
Because it is a deep parabolic cooker, there is no risk of blinding or burning. The unit can be assembled in approximately 20 minutes. In order to work most efficiently an integrated indicator shows the user the optimal orientation of the cooker.
According to The WHO, air pollution is one of the most frequent causes of death in low-income countries. Many people suffer from the long-term effects of indoor air pollution resulting from cooking with wood or gasoline. SolSuffit.org with the SuniCook is a CLIMAT project that aims to improve the health of local people in developing countries by avoiding smoke inhalation.
Additionally, children who no longer have to spend the day collecting wood can now attend school. The stoves also help to reduce deforestation and thereby reduce CO2 emissions.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): 100 to 200 USD
Weight: 10 kg