Utahns are known for cooking with Dutch ovens -- it's been our official state cooking pot since 1997 -- but now we're also gaining a reputation for solar cooking.
Sun Ovens International sells sun-heated ovens in almost 130 countries.
"Forty-two percent of the ovens we sell in the world, we sell in the state of Utah," said Paul Munsen, president of the Illinois-based company. "It's by far our biggest market for the Sun Oven."
Utahns are big believers in preparedness, and Munsen estimates that about 70 percent of the people who buy Sun Ovens treat them like food storage -- they're on a shelf in case of an emergency.
The rest are actually using them.
"You can use a Sun Oven in the summer to lower your energy bill, and that way, you know how to use it in an emergency," said Tim Devey, retail marketing manager for Honeyville, a Brigham City-based company that sells Sun Ovens International products.