solar oven smell

Nathan-

My dad recently bought a Global Sun Oven for me and I have used it about six or seven times. I did the vinegar wash after I first got it as the instruction manual said to do, but there still seems to be a strong plastic(?)or insulation(?) odor that comes from it, kind of like fumes. The odor also tends to seep into the food I cook and it makes everything taste like the solar oven. It's awful! I have had a bowl of baking soda sitting in it for a couple weeks hoping that would help eliminate the fumes, but I just cooked lunch with it and they are as strong as ever. Is there something else I can do to get rid of the fumes?

Thanks,
Jayme Mendenhall



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Yes, some solar cookers, even the Global Sun Oven, can have an initial "new manufacture" smell to them.
This can be remedied with a number of solutions, but I have found the best way is to continually cook in the oven (food inside of covered cookware)and frequent washing/cleaning of the interior, and soon you will have no problem.

You, can read more about this issue and suggested remedies here on this page: Solar Oven Odors?

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You can clean the solar cooker with a lemon and vinegar solution to do away with the odd smell. Mix around 10 ml of vinegar and lemon juice in a bowl of solar cooker hot water, and dip a cloth in it. When it is fully wet, simply wipe the cooker clean and let it dry.

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