Roxy Oven is an Insulated Solar Electric Cooker (ISEC). We are developing these and other ISECs in cooperation with the physics department at California Polytechnic State University. Click here to learn more about this exciting new technology, which has the potential to revolutionize solar cooking around the world.
A Roxy Oven is a daylight drive appliance. A photovoltaic supply is wired directly to a nichrome burner. This PV supply can be dedicated to the Roxy Oven, or shared with other daylight drive appliances. The oven’s 3 inches of insulation maintains heat if solar conditions change, or if power is diverted to another appliance. Unlike other solar cookers, outdoor temperatures have no impact on performance, and the cooker is conveniently located in your kitchen.
PV panel is sold separately. Our standard burner comes optimized to 325 watts and 37 VMP. Other PV panels may be used with this cooker, but custom burners are required. If you wish to use a different PV panel, contact us to find out if your PV panel is compatible with Roxy Oven.
Any pot 10 inches in diameter or less can be used with this cooker. Pots should be placed directly on the burner built into the base. We recommend using the Roxy Oven like you would a crockpot or other slow cooker. Excellent for soups, beans, rice, other grains, and more. Also excellent for roasting and baking. Depending on volume of food and solar conditions, the Roxy Oven is usually capable of cooking 2 meals per day.
Roxy Oven is sturdily built with a galvanized steel exterior, a cleanable stainless steel interior, and rock wool insulation. While no part of the Roxy Oven is flammable, any appliance capable of cooking food is capable of starting a fire if used incorrectly. Keep flammable materials away from the cooker, and turn the cooker off when you’re not using it. Because heat builds and falls gradually with the sun, it’s easy to forget that the cooker is on.
The Roxy Oven comes wired with a LED indicator light to remind the user when the cooker is turned on.