Today I used myA lot of people are surprised to find that the Global Sun Oven can be used as a slow cooker using the insert from their crock-pots! At the Solar Cooking Seminar with Paul Munsen, (President of Sun Ovens International, Inc.)he told us a few things that are less known about using the solar oven. I realized I had already been using it for my slow cooker, but when Paul said it...I just felt so cool. Like, "hey...I thought of that too..." The cooking times with the slow cooker recipes are exactly the same as the "low" setting. So, any recipe you have for the slow cooker...can be done solar.
You will need to remove the metal shelf within the unit and just put the pot right on the bottom of your cooker.
This is a six quart insert that fits just perfectly in the Solar oven. I keep it on a rolling Craftsman Tool cart that has been a perfect perch for my oven out in the sun.
Chili cooked perfectly in the solar oven instead of using the electricity and heating up the kitchen! How cool is that?! In Arizona, the cost of cooling my house goes way down if I don't use the regular oven and the slow cooker on the kitchen counter. The solar oven has offered a great alternative method for cooking that my family loves.