Defeating the Manufactured Smell of the Global Sun Oven
We are pleased to report we have finally defeated the stubborn manufactured smell that our new Sun Oven had. After boiling pots of cleaners and onion soups to rid the manufactured smell we took the brilliant advice of Nathan and cooked bacon. After 40 min the bacon was crisp and we removed it so it would not burn. Since it was a nice sunny day and the temperature in the Sun Oven was 375 I put a pot of pinto beans out to boil. After 3 hours of nice simmering they were soft. We ate them for dinner with our Mexican tacos and they were the highlight of the meal! Here is the recipe:
4 cups water
2 cups dry pinto beans
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp honey
1 cup salsa
Soak the beans, rinse thoroughly and put into pot with 3 cups water. Blend together 1 cup water, the onion, garlic and carrot. Once blended until smooth add the cayenne pepper and ginger. Pour over the beans and simmer 3 hours. When beans are done add the salt, honey and salsa and continue to simmer for another hour or until you are ready to serve. Delicious!!
Great to hear that you are now able to cook in your GSO without concern.
Continual cooking and periodic cleaning with dish soap will keep your oven smelling proper and keep your interior nice and clean from here on out.
I am glad to see you try out dry beans, solar cookers are great for that.
Thanks for sharing your successes as well as your "not so successful" experiences.
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