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The quick gain in temperature of the GoSun Solar Stove, allows the solar chef to bake some wonderful things in an amazingly short time. If you want fast, this solar cooker can do it!

One of our favorites is using sunshine to bake our meatballs. Use whatever meatball recipe you may have. Just make sure the size of the meatball easily fits into the GoSun’s tray. We usually line our tray with aluminum foil for a couple of reasons, but the main one being that it makes cleanup much easier. It also allows meat juices to help cook through in a shorter time.

With temperatures easily reaching 500 degrees (F) on a sunny day, you may want to check and turn over the meatballs after 1/2 hour. With good sunshine, it will only take an hour to cook the meatballs.  Take a look at how wonderful the GoSun bakes meatballs.

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And…they’re ready! Just add a little of your favorite sauce and pasta. No need to heat up your conventional oven and unnecessarily overheat your summertime house too. Best of all, you cooked this dish without the use of fossil fuels and did your part for our environment. Enjoy!

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June 28, 2015 9:04 am

A solar oven that reaches 500° +, in just minutes of great sunshine, describes the GoSun Solar Stove to a “t”. How can the chef be disappointed, when simple meals like steak (1hour= well done) or  hotdogs (23 minutes) can be ready in “short order”? The additional benefit is that your solar “grill” uses no messy, unhealthy, or dangerous fossil fuels. Also, since the cooking is outdoors, you avoid heating up the kitchen as with your standard oven. Fast and eco-friendly, the GoSun is lightweight at less than 6 pounds and literally sets up in seconds. It’s absolutely fabulous for meat and vegetable dishes.

 

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Yes, roast corn-on-the-cob and cook meat simultaneously. The advantage of the GoSun is its fast temperature gain. Also, since it cooks so rapidly, it may be unnecessary to refocus it, unlike many other solar cookers. The GoSun’s use of evacuated tube technology, is the reason for its higher chamber temperatures. The “tube” is of glass construction, but similar to pyrex. It doesn’t break easily, but “handle with care” just the same. You can definitely enjoy your GoSun while camping or hiking. If you are just starting to solar cook, or are a seasoned solar chef, the GoSun Solar Stove is well worth getting and using.IMG_20150102_122404481

 

 

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June 25, 2015 8:27 am

Want to do some solar cooking, but the weatherman says, “partly to mostly cloudy skies today”?  Your easy answer is to use a GoSun Solar Stove. This solar cooker uses evacuated tube technology, similar to its use for solar thermal water systems. On a sunny day, the GoSun cooker can easily reach a cooking temperature of 500 degrees Fahrenheit  in only a few minutes! Of course, on  a cloudy or partly cloudy day, the temperature may be lower and instead of cooking hotdogs in 24 minutes, it may take an hour. The great thing is, it still works! So, don’t let those clouds hamper your solar cooking enthusiasm, just break out your GoSun Solar Stove.

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And what to prepare in your GoSun? Wow, loads of delicious meals come to mind. How about some round steak, well done in under an hour (sunny day). The Polish Kielbasa with redskin potatoes and onions (above) were quite tasty. If you are a wing lover, they come out moist and delicious. Roasted corn-on-the-cob, asparagus, pork chops, ….mmmmn, they are all great choices for a bit of quick solar cooking with the GoSun Solar Stove.

IMG_20140718_093724025If clouds are in the forecast, this solar cooker will still do its job. It is very lightweight and a cinch to set up. You will find it lots of fun to use and especially delight in the short cooking time on sunny days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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June 21, 2015 7:19 am

The SunFocus brand Solar Oven, was developed by Dave Chalker, solar chef. The SunFocus is a box style solar cooker but also qualifies as a hybrid solar oven due to its integrated electric capability. So, if you are happily cooking a turkey (and yes you can in the SunFocus because of its large cooking chamber) in the SunFocus and clouds suddenly roll in to seemingly spoil your solar cooking day, with a simple flip of a switch, you can finish your meal with the electric backup built into this amazing solar appliance. You won’t be let down with cold food with this hybrid solar oven. It’s just the thing for your “prepper “package. Three different models exist for the SunFocus. But to survive your next cloudy solar cooking day, get the full electric hybrid model. With its large capacity chamber, you will be able to share your big meal with family, friends and other survival enthusiasts. But, let Dave Chalker explain the whole enchilada to you. Watch the video below:

 

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June 19, 2015 7:45 am

Really, if you are going to have an appliance when you “bug out”, a solar oven is a great choice. The new All American Sun Oven, has a larger cooking chamber and other new features. You can set it in some sunshine and, almost, set it and forget it. This box style solar oven, comes with loads of things needed for solar cooking, as well as a great list of recipes to get you started. Absolutely you can bake, boil or steam the ingredients. A dehydration rack is also available so you preppers can make food for storage. Fish, steak and poultry can all be made into tasty dishes in the All American Sun Oven. Its intuitive suitcase design and handle make it easy to carry anywhere. Check out this video and see how the Sun Oven can figure into your survival plan.

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June 17, 2015 7:21 am

Check out this simple but effective solar cooker. Give us a sunny day and we’ll show you how well 2 of these ovens operate together to prepare delicious meals without the use of any fossil fuels. Baked potatoes, soups and meat can all be cooked in this highly portable, durable solar appliance.

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June 15, 2015 10:36 am

The All American Sun Oven, the notable offspring of the Global Sun Oven, the cadillac of box solar ovens, makes a delicious pot of chili. In this case, “Hobo” Chili, a new recipe that we wanted to try. The recipe was very simple and took little time to assemble. Hobo Chili, takes 1.5 lbs of lean ground beef, 2 cans of chili beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes, undrained, 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained (Ro-tel brand is good), 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 tbs of chili powder, 1 tbs of cumin, dash of salt and fresh ground black pepper, garlic and onion powder  1 can of water and a tsp of minced garlic.We also added 1tbs of McCormick’s Chili Seasoning.  Mix everything together, very well, in your 3 quart, dark colored dutch oven and let the sunshine do the rest! No fossil fuels to use, no concerns about propane safety, and no hot kitchen since you are cooking outside. Discover the fun of solar cooking today!image

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June 2, 2015 10:30 am