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Last edited: 31 January 2018      

Hawaii Solar Ovens was created by solar cooking enthusiast, Gloria Pondela, living on the Big Island in Hilo, Hawaii, USA, to help raise local awareness that there is an alternate way of cooking. Using a solar oven will save on energy costs, has no impact on the environment or public health, especially when the alternative cooking method is open-flame cooking with smokey fuels.

She was inspired by reading about solar cooking potlucks happening in California, and wanted to plan similar events in Hawaii. She uses a Global Sun Oven herself, and her website has information on basic solar cooking options, recipes, and food safety while solar cooking. Visit her website for information on solar cooking demonstrations to be held around Hawaii.

Past eventsEdit

  • Sunday, March 6, 2011: (Hilo) The Hawaii Solar Chef is having a solar cooking demonstration at Richardson's Beach Park from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Chicken and pineapple shish kabobs on the menu. Stop by for a sample.
Main article: Calendar of events

Audio and videoEdit

  • February 2011:
Hilo Solar Oven, Hilo Life w Tom Callos

Hilo Solar Oven, Hilo Life w Tom Callos

Global Sun Oven demonstration.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit


Hawaii Solar Ovens
Gloria Pondela

Tel: +1 (808) 937-8698


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