Wow it’s been almost a year since my last post. Today I have great news to report. Last month we had both of our Hybrid Solar Ovens (SunFocus and Ugli) performance tested by (SCI) Solar Cookers International, the premier worldwide solar cooking organization, has reported that both of our hybrid oven’s are (ISO) International Standards Organization compliant. The Sun BD Corporation is the first solar oven company to have this prestigious and rigorous testing completed by the (SCI).
Now it is no longer the Sun BD Corporation’s word saying our ovens are good. They are (ISO) proven good.
August 26, 2018
Lucky for me yesterday I asked the “What’s for dinner” question early.
Went to the freezer and pulled out a frozen pork steak and put it into the Ugli hybrid I’d been testing.
No real effort on my part, either. Just place the pork steak inside the solar oven and left it to cook on its own.
A short time later ( 1 – 1/2 hour) to be exact the pork steak was done, it was delicious and worth the short wait.
July 1st, 2018
Sometimes the shade catches up with the best of us. When it does there is no need to worry, to give up or take your food inside. With our HYBRID solar electric ovens you only need to plug it in and keep cooking.
Is that neat or what?
JUNE 12, 2018
Having a hard time telling which hybrid oven I like best. The SunFocus® or the UGLI® hybrid, they have both baked everything I have ever placed in them from large roasts to cupcakes extremely well. The SunFocus® is such an amazing oven while our NEWEST product the UGLI® hybrid’s basic design so much fun to use.
Choices, choices!!! ###############
April 20, 2018
The modern hybrid oven solves the kitchen to solar oven preheat cycle because the ability to preheat is all built into the hybrid solar oven. There is no reason to shift food around or incorporate multiple kitchen appliances to do what the hybrid solar oven was invented to do which is to modernize solar cooking. That means shorter cooking times, higher overall cooking temperatures obtained and last greater convenience and cooking satisfaction.
I do not promote the hybrid solar oven because I manufacture them. I champion the hybrid solar oven because I never enjoyed any other solar cooking device more. It just solves so many solar cooking related problems. I solar cooked for twenty years prior and got so tired being victim to the elements trying to solar cook with to little sun and to many clouds.
If you were to try either one of our hybrid solar ovens I think you would come to the same conclusion that a hybrid solar oven is just so much better than any solar “only” cooking device. We offer a 30 day 100% money back guarantee. No Risk. If you do not like our hybrid solar oven’s we’ll pay the postage back and refund your money 100%.
Last year on Oct. 4 2016 I Twitted. “Directing Sun into a solar oven to bake a cake is easy. Finding Americans to give this clean technology a try is the hard part. Cake anyone?”
Solar cooking is one of those activities where you either get excited about using the Sun to cook your food with or you don’t. I completely understand that no amount of enthusiasm or mouthwatering pictures of solar cooked food is going to change certain American people’s minds and get them to try solar cooking. I like to think of these people not as solar cooking deniers; they’re just the NEVER try’ers.
As hard as it is to believe I will have you know that I do not take solar cooked food photos every time I solar cook, if I did, I’d have endless photos of hundreds and hundreds of food photos and to what end? Would they be used to preach to the solar cooking choir of believers or just another fruitless attempt to impress the NEVER’s?
As I was writing this Blog I began to think that continuing to preach to the solar cooking choir of believers or continuing to try another fruitless attempt to impress the NEVER’s is not the answer at all. Maybe the most simplest and purest answer is to STOP preaching and trying to impress anyone but rather I should just be pleased in the accomplishment that the Sun BD Corporation makes the BEST pair of hybrid solar ovens in America and let people discover that for themselves… BUT if one needed to look at solar cooked food photos I have posted a few to the website.
Remember, if it gets cloudy and overcast our solar ovens are hybrid. CLOUDS WILL NOT DEFEATS US!
It is all a matter of perspective, to a first grader that warms up their first solar cooked hotdog by solar energy alone, to those kids that’s solar cooking and to an adult that cooks their first chicken using only solar energy that’s solar cooking, too. At the Sun BD Corporation we think about solar cooking on a grander scale. We want you to be able to solar cook an entire meal for your family all at the same time just like you would normally do using your household oven. So too us, that’s considered real solar cooking.
Today there are many solar products on the market mostly panel and parabolic type cookers that allow a single pan of food to be solar cooked at one time. There are also bunches of the long skinny tube type cookers that make you slice and dice up your food to fit the food inside the devices cooking tube. Neither of which are our idea of real solar cooking.
Our solar hybrid ovens are high performance and have a large cooking chamber so you’re NOT LIMITED to dicing up your food or cooking only one pan at a time. At the Sun BD Corporation, we think “BIG”. If you want to cook a large roasting chicken, yes you can, BUT why not add four sweet potatoes and maybe a side pan of vegetables to put into the oven all at the same time.
Unlimited possibilities. Now that’s solar cooking our way!
Remember, if it gets cloudy and overcast our solar ovens are hybrid. CLOUDS WILL NOT DEFEATS US!
This weekend I stepped out of my comfort zone and took the SunFocus hybrid and our newest product the cardboard cased Ugli hybrid solar electric oven to a local home and lifestyle show. It was a perfect little hometown show to show off the Ugli hybrid and get first hand peoples reactions and comments. Their reaction: People were amazed. This face to face marketing was a good chance to do side by side comparison testing of the SunFocus hybrid and the Ugli hybrid solar electric oven. The SunFocus hybrid and the Ugli hybrid were both plugged in and used 100% as electric ovens since the home show was inside. Over the two days of the show (Sat & Sun) I was able to cook 4 pizzas, 2 cakes, and dozens of chocolate cookies while talking to the people stopping by and asking questions. Each oven operated for 7 hours non-stop each day, sometimes empty but most time baking the piazzas, cakes and cookies. The people who stopped by our booth were totally surprised after touching each oven’s outer case. They couldn’t believe the outside of these ovens were so cool to the touch even though the oven’s inside temperature gauge read 300 F. I was extremely pleased with the performance of both the SunFocus hybrid and the cardboard cased Ugli hybrid working as just electric ovens. It was great weekend. I got to speak to many wonderful people about my passion… my company’s awesome solar electric hybrid ovens.
March 4, 2018
The modern hybrid solar electric ovens were first developed in India decades ago. Only in this decade did the Sun BD Corporation develop a consumer oriented hybrid solar electric oven (SunFocus hybrid) that is capable of cooking when it’s cloudy and even at nighttime.
You might be thinking, really, it works in cloudy conditions and at night? How is that even possible? The hybrid oven’s beauty is it can operate in anyone of three ways: Solar, Electric or Both. Do not have access to Sunshine to power the solar oven part due to solar cooking’s nemeses clouds? Do you have access to an electrical outlet to power the electric oven part? If you have access to Sunshine and an electrical outlet you can use BOTH at the same time with a hybrid oven. The solar part of the hybrid oven collects and captures the Sun’s energy and converts it to heat. The electric oven part of the hybrid oven senses temperature drops in the oven and will heat it up again to maintain temperature and continue cooking process. The BOTH method cooks the fastest and is the most reliable way too cooking. It’s really an amazing appliance.
On my next blog I’ll explain why that is.
Let me know about your hybrid oven cooking experience.
Feb. 2018 At the SUN BD CORPORATION we are all about promoting the HYBRID solar electric oven. It’s not because we make them, it’s because we choose to make them. The Hybrid oven has so many advantages over traditional solar ovens. One of the biggest advantages is the HYBRID oven’s ability to maintain a higher and more even cooking temperature over a greater range of weather conditions than a traditional solar oven. Another important advantage of the HYBRID is that it gives you cook-time control and the ability to have a hot cooked meal ready to place on the table, on your schedule, even if it’s 7 O’clock in the evening. Traditional solar ovens cannot do that.
In the coming weeks I hope to be able to discuss our mission at the SUN BD CORPORATION and why we do what we do.
Attached are a few photos of both solar ovens featured at previous Agricultural Fair events on St. Croix and St. Thomas. In the morning, we brew fresh lemongrass tea (which is grown in my front yard) in my glass kettle. We also start cooking the food early, so that it could be ready to serve by lunchtime. This display is one of our biggest draws, and with the challenges of hurricane recovery, I believe more folks will be interested in purchasing one. In fact, I am pleased to see the UGLI™ is promoted as an affordable option. M.B. – US Virgin Islands
The Sun BD Corporation, the largest U.S.A. manufacturer of hybrid solar electric ovens, announced today its latest innovation, the UGLI™ hybrid solar electric oven. “What’s really special about the UGLI™ hybrid solar electric oven is that its outer case is made from a renewable resource cardboard. A first of its kind for hybrid oven.” said David Chalker, Sun BD Corporation’s President.
“Our goal for the UGLI™ hybrid solar electric oven was foremost safety, secondly superior cooking capability and last affordability and the UGLI™ hybrid is all of that and more, said Chalker”.
Inside every UGLI™ hybrid is the same proven technology used in our World-class SunFocus® hybrid solar electric oven that Sun BD Corporation’s customers have been enjoying since 2010.
The Sun BD Corporation is located in the Finger Lakes Region of Western New York and has been selling and manufacturing hybrid solar electric ovens for North America markets since 2004.
For further information contact:
David Chalker President – Sun BD Corporation Email: [email protected] or Phone: 1-315-651-8821
I finally came back from the Philippines. I checked in the Sun BD solar oven on the plane and brought it to my family all the way to Guiuan Eastern Samar. There was no running water and no electricity, but my entire family was alive and well.
My family was able to use the oven easily. They have been baking on a daily basis. This oven was a remarkable invention!
We love it! I think every household in the Philippines should have one! I just want to say thank you very much! I have included photos of the Sun BD solar oven.
The 6th SCI World Conference 2017 was held 16-18 January 2017 at the Muni Seva Ashram in Goraj, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. During the conference, over 200 participants from 30 countries presented and attended 58 presentations on eight different topics. The gathering broke new ground as it advanced solar cooking globally through new connections, information-sharing, and feedback on new projects in the solar cooking community.
The conference included: ◾200 participants ◾30 countries ◾58 presentations ◾5 plenary and keynote speakers ◾3 new international solar cooker gatherings announced ◾2 new working groups ◾1 universal pledge
At the Sun BD Corporation we always knew our SunFocus solar electric oven was a great solar oven. Now it has been internationally confirmed.
On Jan. 17th, 2017, at the Muni Seva Ashram showing in Vadodara, India, Solar Cookers International science director, Alan Bigelow, and international solar expert, Deepak Gahdia, witness the solar cooking performance testing between our own SunFocus and a Parvati Parabola.
The SunFocus performance test results were even better than expected.