The next day, after opening it I went about following the directions of getting it ready. It comes out of the box ready to go all assembled etc. All you need to do is clean it with the simple instructions. I put it outside in the sun, added the included pan with warm soapy water and let the sun do the rest. In about 2 hours I wiped out the inside with hot soapy water and it was ready to go. Easy!
After an hour on a cloudy day it was holding steady at 230 degrees to 250 degrees. The condensation is from the pot of water with the lid off.
Yesterday we decided to cook a chicken. It was a cloudy day so we started early and let it slow cook all day. We checked on it throughout the day and rotated it as the sun moved, moved it a couple of times since it ended up being shaded by a tree. Finding a place in your yard that has direct sun all day is ideal, I now know where is best.
When cooking the lid is placed on the pot that is included with the Sun Oven
Our chicken, I forgot to take a picture till after I started to cut into it.
Verdict: Well I liked it, I did think it could have cooked longer, but it was moist, cooking in its own juices. And I did have to move the oven around and play with it, as well as it being a cloudy day, for a first time use I am happy with it.
Now I have a month or so to test it out so I will post more as I try it on things. I want to try bread and muffins. But today is going to be cloudy and possibly rainy so not today.
I hope your day is a blessed day..