Cooking Anything a Dominican Republic family cooks with charcoal can be cooked in a solar oven, including meats, rice and vegetables.
Baking can be a source of extra income. With the solar oven, women can bake breads, cakes and muffins--something impossible with charcoal. The oven can provide an opportunity for a small business selling baked goods--including special- occasion cakes--to earn added income.
Pasteurizing water Each SOP solar oven comes with a WAPI, a simple reusable Water Pasteurization Indicator. A family can pasteurize water, killing dangerous microbes that can cause life-threatening illness, especially in children. The WAPI utilizes a special soy wax that helps users determine when water has reached the pasteurization temperature.