Lightoven I

The Lightoven I is a very efficient mobile solar cooker. Its extremely high power density brings water to a rolling boil, which is perfect for cooking pasta and other dishes. This is achieved by the Lightoven's special parabolic trough reflector and a tailor-made cooking vessel. The reflector focusses the sunlight onto a slim pot absorbing the entire solar spectrum due to its black coat of varnish. The pot is made from pure aluminum, a food-safe material with very good thermal conduction properties. The surrounding transparent heat insulation tube serves to detain hot air and thermal radiation. Moreover, the contents of the cooking vessel stay hot for a much longer time than in a conventional pot. The thermometer integrated in the lid allows for precise monitoring of the cooking process. The clou of the Lightoven I is that, for space-saving purposes, the reflector can be rolled up around the cooking vessel. Thus, it even fits into a backpack or bicycle pannier.

The Lightoven I has the following features:

  • Optimized design of the reflector and cooking vessel
  • Low weight (only a total of 1.4 kg)
  • Good wind stability
  • 1.5 l of boiling water within 50 to 60 minutes

You can purchase the following package:

  • Rollable reflector sized 114 cm x 45 cm x 45 cm
  • 1.5 l cooking vessel made from pure aluminum
  • Heat insulation tube made from polycarbonate
  • Transparent lid
  • Thermometer
  • Packing strap
  • Waterproof Ortlieb bag (total packed size approx. 48 cm x 17 cm)

Total package price: € 179,-

From idea to manufacture, the Lightoven I is 100 per cent "created in Germany".

New: The cooking set


To complement the Lightoven I, we now offer you the Lightoven II cooking set including hard-anodized cookware and a spirit stove. Thus, you will have more opportunities to cook – even without sunshine.