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Cooking with the power of the sun
The HOT POT™ is
the new alternative for eco-conscious campers, outdoors people, and
their families - an integrated solar cooking system which is:
sunny and clear conditions, the HOT POT™ will boil a quart of water in
under an hour and cook a four-pound chicken in about two hours.
soups and stews, grains and pulses to whole meat roasts and even breads
and cakes - the HOT POT™ is suitable for any dish which does not
require frying. Awaken your creativity! Read about a South Dakota Solar Chef who cooks all kinds of foods with her Hot Pots
Great for healthy and delicious cooking with the power of the sun. Keep the nutrients and vitamins in your food, while giving your dishes an authentic slow-cooked flavor everyone will love. No more burned or greasy food!
Portable: Take it with you everywhere you go - the HOT POT™ and its foldable aluminum reflector are easily stowed in a backpack.
HOT POT™ is a quality manufactured product. From the tempered glass
bowl to the steel cooking pot and aluminum reflectors, all parts are
rugged and designed for outdoor use to give you many years of solar
Set up and get cooking in under 30 seconds! Clean all parts using only a moist non-abrasive cloth and mild soap. (Instruction manual included.)
Safe: No fire, no smoke, no burns. The HOT POT™ is a safe alternative to any conventional cooking system and suitable for "no open fires" areas.
Time saving: With the HOT POT™, there's no need to haul fuel, chop wood or light a fire. Enjoy the outdoors without having to supervise your food - it'll be waiting for you when you get back (just make sure it's out of reach of wildlife!).
Great value: Tests have shown the HOT POT™ to be the most high-performing solar cooker in its price class.
The HOT POT™ is comprised of a 3-quart, black-enameled steel pot supported by its rim inside a covered, transparent, tempered glass bowl and polished aluminum reflector panels.
When you purchase a HOT POT™, you are also supporting an international non-profit initiative which helps eliminate human health and environmental problems associated with indoor smoke and deforestation in developing countries. From Mexico to Mali, Africa, HOT POT™ solar cookers are helping people in poor communities in their efforts to live a better life.
In my experiences with solar cookers of different varieties and makes, I have come to appreciate and prefer the "Hot Pot" for its excellent design, high quality, and its overall usefulness for cooking everyday meals. It has become a favorite from among the many solar cookers that I own.
In the summer time I can set the Hot Pot with a meal to cook in the morning and come home to a hot and ready meal just four or five hours later.
I have used home made solar cookers made from scratch, as well as the professionally manufactured solar cookers. Both work very well and accomplish the task they were designed for.
But, I purchased my manufactured solar cookers with the idea of having precision design and better quality and durability than what I could make myself. I calculated that the cost of my solar "Hot Pot" has been easily recouped within a period of about three months, while my other solar cookers required a bit more time due to the fact that they cost a bit more.
On a weekly basis in the summer time, anywhere from three to seven times, I use my "Hot Pot" to cook stews, chili, chicken, spaghetti, eggs, potatoes, rice, wheat, hot dogs, corn on the cob and many other dishes for our family meals. The Hot Pot also works great for reheating leftovers if so desired.
Cooks who love their slow cookers will love the HotPot.
Any of your traditional method Slow cooker recipes can be used in the HotPot when the sun is shining, and the results will be even more flavorful and tender, without costing a cent for power or fuel.
On a good day, foods can simmer gently for hours in the Hot Pot, with outstanding results, and the cooker can also bake some kinds of simple breads and cakes.
Its efficiency, and convenience make it an excellent choice for anyone wishing to purchase a durable solar cooker.
The anodized aluminum solar reflectors will also work with other dark pots in oven bags (or in the case of smaller pots, inside the glass enclosure that is part of the HotPot system), especially if you elevate them on a rack to let light get underneath. Since the reflector folds compactly and is light in weight, it travels well and can go along with a lighter-weight pot and oven bag if you are ever flying somewhere and would like to solar cook when you get there.
Since I live in the "hotter" Southwest I am "blessed" to have a greater abundance of days of sunshine; yet even here we can have our challenges with cloudy days during summer monsoon season and in the winter, albeit our cloudy days are fewer than in other parts of the world. Still I have used my solar cookers on windy and minimally sunny days and have realized great results nonetheless.
A solar cooker can be used anywhere in the world, especially on optimal days. See When to solar cook
But just because one lives in the rainy Northwest or foggy London doesn't mean that you can never enjoy the benefits and pleasures of solar cooking. The sun does shine in these places also. There are many in such areas that can testify to the feasibility of using solar energy for making delicious sun cooked meals on a frequent basis.
Besides using solar I also love to cook with charcoal, gas, Dutch oven, and hardwood grilling. Using these various methods; I feel I have all avenues and possibilities covered, come whatever situation that may.
Solar cooking is not the end-all solution to an energy crisis, nor is it the superior and only way to cook; rather it is an economical, proven and practical option among the many that are available to us.
I would invite anyone who has even the least bit of interest in this great alternative energy tool to investigate the fascinating possibilities in the world of solar cooking.
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Don't know if it's unique, but I made a wonderful chuck roast, carrots, potatoes, onions and garlic in this vessel. So juicy, moist and tender. Loved …
Rotating my Solar Cooker
Under the whole cooker (reflector + pot), I set a square 4 wheel wooden frame. This allows me to turn the cooker as the sun turns... without risking to …
Hot Pot- Solar cooking in San Francisco Not rated yet
The Hot Pot is working very well for my class of 3rd graders. Being in SF, & an early start school 7:50-1:50, cooking hours are limited. On a good day, …