If you want to experience how cool it is to eat fresh bread in the backcountry without lugging enough aluminum to build a small canoe, this is the way to go.
Svante Freden makes these reflector ovens in his shop in a small outbuilding in Sweden. They are extremely lightweight and durable and will provide many, many years of campfire baking. Whether you want to bake sweet rolls, bread, pizza, you name it, this little oven works like a charm. The oven folds flat when not in use and will make your camping trips even more enjoyable.
Write a Review
This is the authentic oven. Don't know you made the first. This is the best. Haven't used yet. Used one in Scouts. Have tried to buy for 2 years. Most places run out of stock by May. Thanks. I use dutch ovens in most of our camping, but don't want to carry them very far. Fun to bake something on the trail. Be careful to not melt bottom edge. They reflect flame better than coals.
Reviewed by: Scott E from Prior Lake, MN.
The metal is rugged, it folds down flat, and the weight isn't that much...The only thing I wish it had was a carrying case.
I have made several "cookie sheet" DIY reflector ovens and was looking for the materials to make another type that slotted together and stored flat when I came across this oven on Rutabaga.. (Materials are hard to find in my area)
After comparing the price of metal and shipping to my location, This oven was actually cheaper in price and I didn't spend any of my time making it..(and risking cutting my fingers)
This is an excellent oven and if you need one you should get this one. It may be a little heavy for backpacking if you are a gram counter but for canoe camping or on a packhorse, no problem.
Reviewed by: Cloyd from Centerville, Iowa.
I would have given this unit 5 stars except for two things one it needs an adjustable leg attached in the back to level the unit and two I think it could use one more hole to move the internal grate a little further forward otherwise this unit meets or exceeds all my expectations for a field unit. can't wait to try it out.
Reviewed by: kerry from oregon.
These ovens are really hard to find. This makes three ovens that I own now. One that I made as Boy Scout over 50 years ago (I still have it wonder of wonders). and a recent purchase of a standard type reflector oven. But this one looks like a winner. Beautifully finished-not a sharp corner to
be found.Setup takes about 10 seconds but only if you are really clumsy. Open it up, push the back into place, flip up the tab--slip in the rack--done. I wish it had a flip down stand but a rock will take care of that, But it has a nice handle to pick it up and move it. Solidly built!!
Excuse me but I have to go get a fire going in the back yard (it is January) and cook something. Don't worry the neighbors are used to this sort of behavior.
Reviewed by: Arnold from Provo, Utah.
I haven't used the reflector, yet. Having said that, the construction is good and it unfolds and folds up easily. It should come in handy whenever I can't use a Dutch oven because of weight or bulk contraints.
Reviewed by: Gabby from Montrose, CO.
I absolutely love this reflector oven. It sets up in a flash. And it works! I used it with young Girl Scouts and they had no problem placing it in front of the fire and turning it to check their muffins. When it is closed it easily fits into either my small cookbox or backpack. I am one happy camper since I like to use a reflector oven at every campfire meal!
Reviewed by: Susan from Mound MN.