Leaving a solar cooking nation behind

Why is solar hot water geysers more popular than solar cooking?
Why is solar cooking more popular in Europe than in South Africa?

We identified some of the reasons through many years of dedicated solar cooking and 
hopefully you will also be excited about the solutions we came up with 


Our solar cooking journey began 35 years ago with the well known original Sunstove. While comparing this appliance to other highly effective, convenient and commonly available household appliances – It was obvious that some changes had to be made


To minimize the inconvenience and frustrations of existing solar cookers, we went on a journey of trial and error. We experimented with a built-in solar oven and other solar cooking options to be able to come up with an acceptable appliance that will lead to a new sustainable solar cooking lifestyle


Two aspects stood out as the biggest flaw in almost all existing solar cookers. Wheels and electrical backup. Think of it. “Who would ever buy a Weber Braai if it had no wheels or if it stops cooking if the sun sets?”

We put our ideas into action and the first generation Patio Solar Ovens were born. The convenience and performance proved to be a step in the right direction


We realized further that solar cooking should become a commonly used household appliance and be more in the eye of the public. It should be used to generate an income with all round visibility.

What if solar ovens can become the basis of mobile solar bakeries?


There are four different types of solar cookers. Parabolic cookers, Panel cookers, Evacuated tube cookers ans Solar box cookers. They all work and deserve their place in the sun…

…but from these, a solar box cooker is the safest, most reliable, most practical and it offers the best possible chance of establishing solar cooking as a new lifestyle anywhere in the world.


This is how the ultra modern SunGenius Patio Solar Oven took shape.

A solar electric oven with state of the art quality, convenience and style. A solar oven with all the features to become a commonly used household appliance. A new lifestyle in the making.