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Solar Cooking with Go Sun Stove – Camp Cook Week Day 7
I saved this post for the final installment of Camp Cook Week because it was the most fun.
One of the coolest new products I saw at this summers Outdoor Retailer conference was this ingenious solar cooker – the Go Sun Sport. Its evacuated borosilicate glass tube allows for the sun to heat the inside of the tube up to a temperature of 600 degrees (less when food’s inside) while keeping the outside cook to the touch. Seriously, I touched the glass by accident and was so surprised at its cool temp I let out a “Wow!” without even meaning to. And it’s surprisingly lightweight – only 3.5 lbs.
A few summers ago I attempted making my own solar cooker in a fit of eco-consciousness. The tinfoil lined cardboard reflector quickly fell apart and the constant repositioning made my DIY solar cooker less than ideal. The Go Sun Stove works so much better. It was fun to experiment with different foods and flavors. The foods tasted great, just like if I had cooked them in my kitchen and the Go Sun Sport was easy to use. I loved it.
Like with anything you haven’t tried before, solar cooking requires some learning and practice. But not much. Point the reflectors of the Go Sun Sport toward the sun, put food in the tube and wait. Because cooking time depends on multiple factors like time of day and cloudiness, I set a 20 minute timer to remind myself to check the food. Since there’s no fuel or flame involved I kinda forgot about it and was surprised when none of the foods I tried burned (meat, veggies, potatoes, banana bread – not all at the same time).
|Food thermometer reads 150 degrees F|
- Lightweight – only 3.5 lbs.
- Easy to use
- Fuel free
- Can bake – which is difficult for many outdoor cooking options.
- Fun to use
- Well designed
- Limited cooking space – up to 3 lbs.
- Can’t cook at night or without sun
- Can be hard to clean (don’t spill)
Thanks for enjoying this week of camp cooking with me! Let me know what tasty camp cooking you try!
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