This oven is great for all types of situations, power outages, Camping, don’t want to heat the house up, or even Emergency Preparedness. I wanted a solar oven that could do everything that I could do with my oven or stove. I had heard about solar ovens that can do almost everything but bake bread and other things. My thought where if I am in a situation where Bread is my main staple then I want something that can bake bread and bake it well. Yes this oven is more expensive than others. The age old saying of you get what you pay for remains true in this situation as well. This thing is built like a tank and very sturdy. I have cooked almost everything in this oven and all of it has turned out great, even bread. I love being able to put a whole chicken or roast in the Sun oven in the morning and come home to a cooked meal that was done without any electricity at all. The one thing I have not tried yet is cookies but that is on my list to do this month. You will not be sorry you made the investment in this solar oven.