Suntaste solar oven

Suntaste solar oven

Suntaste solar oven: the most natural, tasty and easy way of cooking. (Delivered door-to-door in mainland Portugal, including black colored pot and roasting pan)

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Suntaste solar oven: the most natural, tasty and easy way of cooking. (Delivered door-to-door in mainland Portugal, including black colored pot and roasting pan)

SunOK was already making the world's best solar ovens, according to independent sources (see on our website)., but we wanted to go farther: to have a better environmental record and to make our products more appealing and easier to use.

These were the guidelines for designing the Suntaste, a practical, effective and versatile solar oven. When used outdoors, with a clear sky, it excels on the following:

- Cooking all sorts of dishes except frying while keeping the food tasty and moisty;

- Dehydrating food, by keeping the door slightly open and the lid focused on the Sun.

O Suntaste, fechado.

While indoors, it’s also very useful for:

- Working as a retained heat oven, completing the cooking process initiated in another oven or stove (like a hay box) and sparing energy;

- Making yogurts by using its excellent insulation and keeping both lid and door closed. All this while benefiting from many additional advantages:

- Moderate cooking temperatures keep the food’s flavors and moist resulting in delicious dishes.

- No danger of burning food means no attention is needed and users have more free time.

- Easy to carry and to store while not in use. - No consumption of scarce resources or expensive energy. - No harmful emissions nor CO2.

- Very safe as the outside never gets hot enough to cause skin burns.

O Suntaste com a porta de acesso ao interior aberta.

Customers who adhere to this campaign will benefit from a 30% discount on the retail price of the accessories that will be launched subsequently. Among these will be a removable side mirror that will completely avoid the need for regular refocusing towards the Sun during the most time consuming cooking.

About the author

SunOK is a Portuguese company that specializes in innovative solar energy applications.

The launch of Suntaste solar oven is the result of several years of research and development, and also from the cumulated experience with the manufacturing and marketing, on a global scale, of the Sun Cook solar oven.

It was this product that established SunOK as a world reference in this industry, making possible the development of a highly innovative solar oven, which keeps the great qualities of the Sun Cook, but with much better results in terms of sustainability and ease of use.

With the Suntaste, we will make available over the 5 continents an unmatched product, one that has the particularity of intensively using cork, a very particular material mostly grown in Portugal. The bark of the cork oak is used not only to ensure an effective thermal insulation but also as a structural material, in what constitutes, we believe, a unique development.

The network of distributors already established, and growing, allows solar cooking enthusiasts all over the world to enjoy delicious and succulent solar cooked dishes and benefit from the ease of use of an oven that never burns food - thereby freeing users to spend more time in other activities.

Our reputation was established thanks to the product with which we made our debut, the Sun Cook, which was the most advanced in its class, combining a sophisticated design with high quality materials and advanced optics to achieve temperatures that could reach 200˚C (400˚F). Its effectiveness and versatility were put to trial by users as demanding and diverse as, for instance:

- chef Chakall, in his beach restaurant and on a TV show;

- alpinist Joao Garcia, in his base camps in the Himalayas, what took some sherpas to start using it too;

- sailors in Australia;

- African families housed in Kenya's refugee camps;

- experts in solar cooking, such as Abdoulayé Touré, in Senegal, Bernard Müller in Germany, and Cantinawest in the USA;

and the more than 5,000 people who surrendered to the delights of solar cooking and the great advantages of this practical, economic and natural way of cooking.

Budget and due dates

Since we began researching into the application of cork on our solar ovens we have come a long way that resulted in a product that is both attractive, functional and rational at the same time. In order to achieve this we used the best engineering skills, in each of the relevant specialty fields, to ensure performance, ease of use and durability.

We counted with experts in various fields - from optical CPC (Compound Parabolic Concentrators or Non-Imaging Optics), three-dimensional design, the life-cycle assessment - and leading manufacturers in their fields - such as production and molding of cork agglomerates, metallic reflectors, bonding techniques and protective coatings, for example.

We have already completed the stages of concept design, mock-up building, 3D modeling, development and testing of specific design solutions, validation and testing with suppliers and partners, and prototyping and product testing at IPES - the Portuguese Institute for Solar Energy. Throughout the project an Ecodesign methodology was used, analyzing the entire product lifecycle in order to minimize its impact on the environment and to maximize its positive impact on the lives of those who are the focus of SunOK: our customers.

At present, the following tasks are being completed: design and manufacturing of molds; manufacturing of tools and dies, jigs for cutting, assembly and control; and miscellaneous equipment for the assembly line, in a digital process of information transfer and processing of all the necessary materials.

In parallel we're developing and testing the packaging and analyzing palletization and containerization in order to ensure that the more than 90% of units that will be exported are transported in an efficient way, without unnecessary environmental burdens or increased costs to our clients.

In order to complete this stage by the end of September, SunOK needs to raise € 10,000 that will complement the whole the investment already made by the company and will enable the completion of the production setup and the commercial launch of the "Compact" version of the Suntaste.

This will be followed by the availability of the side mirror, an accessory that eliminates the need for reorientation of the cooker and that can be used on any Suntaste oven very easily. Two months later the "Large" version will be launched, sporting a greater capacity and allowing for simultaneous cooking with the two included vessels.

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Suntaste Club registration

    Sign up for Suntaste Club has access to seasonal promotions, invitations to solar cooking sessions and also the draw of 20 solar lighters to be made between all adherents at the end of this campaign.

    8 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    Exclusive trivet

    An appealing and multifunctional kitchen device that was designed for use with Suntaste but that looks great in any kitchen. It is a trivet that can also be used as a handle for hot vessels.

    10 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    120€ discount voucher for Suntaste

    Discount voucher granting a reductiont of 20 € in the purchase of a Suntaste. Valid for one year.

    7 backers

  • Invest with
    200€ or more

    240€ discount voucher for Suntaste

    Discount voucher granting a reduction of 40 € in the purchase of a Suntaste. Valid for one year.

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  • Invest with
    280€ or more

    Suntaste Compact

    Give the sun a place at your table and enjoy effortless delights by acquiring, at the very special launch price, this innovative, and so Portuguese, solar oven. The offer includes a 15% discount over the recommended retail price (329.00€), door-to-door delivery in Mainland Portugal and a pot and roasting pan, specific for use in the Suntaste.

    12 backers

  • Invest with
    350€ or more

    Suntaste Compact + Meet & Cook

    Get your Suntaste directly from the hands of SunOK. Find details and discuss its many features with our team while solar cooking for the first time in the Suntaste alongside the experts. Valid for mainland Portugal, and subject to grouping deliveries for efficient transport. Sunok coordinates joint delivery actions, with up to 5 members, and ensuring that it will take place within a maximum range of 80km from their stated address.

    4 backers

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SUNTASTE - Últimas notícias | Latest news

Caros apoiantes, Embora o desenvolvimentos prossiga com passos seguros, os prazos tem sido muito dilatados em relação ao que prevíamos. Apesar de estarmos a ter toda a com...

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Fri, 18/11/2016 - 15:21

SUNTASTE - Últimas notícias | Latest news

Caros apoiantes, Gostaríamos de os pôr a par dos progressos, consistentes mas sempre mais lentos do que o que desejaríamos, no sentido iniciarmos a produção do Suntaste. O pr...

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Fri, 16/09/2016 - 10:51

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15/09/2016

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  • jmacc65pt

    Entrega de forno

    Olá boa tarde,
    Gostaria de saber para quando a entrega do forno, enquanto apoiante da vossa campanha, uma vez que já recebi informação que iriam entregar os primeiros fornos na segunda semana de maio a clientes particulares.

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  • SunOK

    SUNTASTE - Últimas notícias | Latest news

    Caros apoiantes,

    Embora o desenvolvimentos prossiga com passos seguros, os prazos tem sido muito dilatados em relação ao que prevíamos.

    Apesar de estarmos a ter toda a compreensão por parte dos nosso clientes, gostaríamos de os manter a par dos progressos.

    A equipa da SunOK

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    Dear contributors,

    Although the developments continue with safe steps, the deadlines have been very long in relation to what we anticipated.

    Although we are getting all the understanding from our customers, we would like to keep them abreast of progress.

    The SunOK team

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  • SunOK

    SUNTASTE - Últimas notícias | Latest news

    Caros apoiantes,
    Gostaríamos de os pôr a par dos progressos, consistentes mas sempre mais lentos do que o que desejaríamos, no sentido iniciarmos a produção do Suntaste. O primeiro dos dois moldes foi aprovado para produção e as primeiras peças superaram as nossas expectativas.

    Agora, estamos a lançar o fabrico do segundo molde tendo como objectivo entregar os primeiros Suntaste em Dezembro.
    Agradecemos a paciência que têm tido e gostaríamos, acima de tudo, que ficassem cientes de que estamos a fazer tudo o que está ao nosso alcance para tornar este período final de desenvolvimento tão breve quanto possível, mas sempre sem comprometer a qualidade do produto final.

    A equipa da SunOK

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    Dear contributors,

    We would like to let you know about the progress - steady but slower than what we would like – towards the goal of starting the manufacturing of the Suntaste. The first of the two molds was approved for production and the first parts exceeded our expectations.

    Now we are launching the manufacturing of the second mold with the aim of delivering the first Suntastes in December.
    We appreciate the patience you have had and, above all, we would like you to be aware that we are doing everything in our hands to make this final development period as short as possible, but always without compromising the quality of the final product.

    The SunOK team

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  • MARIA DO CARMO FERREIRA MARTINS SIQUEIRA

    Economia

    Produto muito interessante, económico e ecológico.

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