The most energy-efficient solar oven on the planet Earth...

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Lubbock, TX 79424

              "The Oven That Burns Only Sunshine"


Solar Chef®StarFlower 

High Performance Solar Oven 


          "48" StarFlower               "36"StarFlower         



Home Power Magazine published an article in their Jan/Feb/ 2016 issue of the magazine on the Solar Chef StarFlower. It was tested by Kathleen Jarschke-Schultze last fall, and her results are extremely positive! Kathleen has written other fantastic articles about Solar Chef over the years, but this is the first one over the new StarFlower.

Here is the link to read the article, in case you did not purchase that issue of Home Power.

Solar Cooking

Cooking is easy wherever the sun shines with our solar ovens. Whether you cook large items, small items, or several items at the same time, no charcoal, chips, or gas are needed. In fact, the Solar Chef ®   StarFlower, with its two sizes of 48" and 36" in diameter, as pictured above, with capacities of up from 12 to 25 pound turkeys, or if one wanted, 5 gallons of beans or rice in the larger model and 2 gallons in the smaller model. 

Bake, brown, or roast using standard cooking utensils and enjoy fewer carcinogens. There is no need to adjust recipes; use conventional cooking times year round.

Experience an alternative cooking method with high performance solar ovens from Solar Chef International, LLC, based in Lubbock, Texas.  The StarFlower is the solar cooker made with the highest quality workmanship for anyone interested in clean, efficient, free energy cooking, including hunters, campers, and environmentalists. Please contact us for more information on the StarFlower solar oven today!

Manufacturing for the World Market

With no additional fuel requirements and large capacity cooking chamber, the Solar Chef® is ideal for all environments. From Lubbock, Texas, we will be branching out to other countries to set up manufacturing there. Our first targets are Africa and Central America where our Solar Chef oven is a real answer to the extreme deforestation problem in many parts of these countries created by the fact that much of the indigenous population cook daily with fossil fuels. Please see the solar map below which shows that areas with highest solar radiation potential also are the hardest hit areas of deforestation.

The StarFlower solar oven will provide cooking answers to a great portion of the world's 3 billion people who cook with resources which have to be searched for and found (wood or dung) or bought (coal or charcoal), because they also live in areas which are also bathed in the sun from morning until night.

Business History
The Solar Chef®was patented by Sam Erwin in 1978. He was living in Sedona, Arizona in the 1970s and kept experimenting with sun energy and finessing his oven. His invention landed him in solar shows every weekend and the publicity eventually led to acknowledgments in scientific magazines, which cited the oven as the new energy-efficient way to cook. Sam's Solar Chef ®was featured in such prominent alternative energy magazines such as Mother Earth News and Home Power Magazine where he was given free advertising to promote his new invention for many years.  See more about Sam and his high performance solar oven inventions on our About Solar Chef® tab on this website. 



Contact us today in Lubbock, Texas, to order a Solar Chef StarFlower solat oven.


Map of highest solar radiation sites for

potential solar cooking in yellow and orange.

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