You might be surprised how little Sun is needed to finish a meal. As a rule of thumb, the stove will cook quickly if you can see a defined shadow from your hand even when overcast, windy and in some cases rainy. If thick clouds are spotty, cooking is still possible, though it will take longer as the stove builds up heat during the sunny periods. We suggest using a weather tracking app like My Radar to help plan and set you up for success!
How fast is the GoSun technology?
Unparalleled in its speed and reliability, the GoSun solar vacuum tubes can cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes (GoSun Sport) and store the Sun’s heat to cook meals in minutes on demand (GoSun Grill).
For more information on cook times for the GoSun Sport see the following graph:
How do I know when my food is done?
Many foods will finish cooking when the internal temperature of the food hits near 212°F/100°C. This means that steam is a strong indicator of a dish’s progress. Noticing smell is another easy and surprisingly intuitive way to judging your food’s progress, just make sure not to burn your nose! Give it a couple tries and you’ll be a pro.
How long will my GoSun keep food hot and juicy?
You can keep food and drinks hot and ready for as long as 12 hours. The vacuum tube is like a giant Thermos®, so just keep the stove closed until the time is right!
How does food from a GoSun taste?
The GoSun produces a remarkably clean flavor. As noticed by one of our customers, “You really get out what you put in.” Without a flame or high temperatures to mask flavor, the true nature of your food comes forward. Farm raised chicken will taste noticeably better than the alternative. Farm fresh vegetable will cook in their own juices, retaining much of their original flavor profile, often lost when steaming or baking.
How easy is the GoSun technology to use?
Our stoves set it up in seconds and require no monitoring while cooking! Just add food and relax. Like a turbo crockpot, food cooks quickly from 360°, yet rarely burns. Plus it’s delicious!
I do not really go camping, can GoSun work for me?
GoSuns are not just great for camping and off grid living, they’re also an incredibly easy way to cook anytime. Just insert food and relax! Cooking for 360°, there’s no need to stir, and food comes out rich and delicious. Countless sailors, RVers and backyard chefs around the world have adopted GoSun for its ease of use and reliability. Visit our Facebook Community Kitchen Group to hear their story.
What is the largest GoSun stove available?
The GoSun Station is our largest product offering, made for a commercial scale. Looking for a stove to feed a hungry family? Take a look at the GoSun Grill, our party sized backyard cook station.
What is the difference between the GoSun Sport and the GoSun Grill?
The GoSun Sport is our flagship portable solar stove, cooking a meal for two in as little as 20 minutes and clam shelling into a durable portable case. The Sport is built to go wherever you do. Its larger cousin, the GoSun Grill, is made to be the life of the party, packing enough food to feed eight with the ability to store the Sun’s heat to cook at night.
My GoSun Sport heated up under clouds, what happened?
Even when overcast, there’s often some about of radiation making it through the clouds. The GoSun’s compound parabolic reflectors can focus even trace amounts of light onto the solar vacuum tube, where is can be trapped and slowly build to high temperatures. Furthermore, the tube’s highly absorptive coating of aluminum nitride can capture a broad spectrum of light, including ultraviolet which can often pierce through clouds when visible light can’t!
How can I boil water with my GoSun Sport?
GoSun does no recommend boiling water in the Sport directly against he tube. We are however currently in the final stages of manufacturing the GoSun Brew, our water boiling insert, fit for the GoSun Sport. To be kept in the loop about the GoSun, join our mailing list here.
How do I hide my tray handle?
Each GoSun Sport comes equipped with a Hideaway Tray System. Simply unscrew the handle and thread it onto the inside of the tray for compact storage. Note: When storing the Sport in its carrying case, simply pop the tray in the tray pocket for fast and easy storage.
Can kids use the GoSun Sport?
The GoSun technology is perfect for teaching kids the power of the Sun. Staying cool to touch even when roasting hot on the inside, the solar vacuum tube displays key principles of thermodynamics and electromagnetism with every use. Plus, it’s a ton of fun to play around with!
How easy is the Sport to travel with?
Packing into a 7lb clamshell, just collapse the Sport’s legs and reflectors to go anywhere. Impervious to water, dirt and extreme temperatures, the Sport can be attached to any boat or bag and survive the elements for years to come.
Where can I find a digital’s version of my Manual?
Just unfold the legs and aim towards the Sun. It’s that simple!
How does the GoSun remain cool to touch while cooking?
We often refer to the “magic” of our vacuum tubes, but make no mistake, it is pure and simple science! Between the vacuum tube’s two layers of glass is a layer of… nothing! That’s right, nearly all of the air has been removed, preventing any convection or radiation of the heat from one layer to the other. Without a thermal bridge to move the heat, the tubes external face remains cool while the internal tube can hit temperatures in excess of 550°F/280°C
How fragile is the solar vacuum tube?
Our vacuum tubes are make of durable laboratory grade borosilicate glass, designed to live for decades on a rooftop. They are extremely resistant to thermal shock and impact, but may rupture if if stressed enough (i.e. dropped from 5 feet onto concrete.). For that reason, all GoSun Sports and Grills come with a Two Year No-Questions-Asked Warranty on their vacuum cooking chamber so that you can cook and travel with confidence.
What can the GoSun Grill cook?
Bake, roast, steam and fry, the GoSun Grill is a versatile cooker! For some culinary inspiration check out the GoSun Recipe Blog.
Can the GoSun Grill boil water?
Yes, the GoSun Grill comes equepted with two cooking trays that can hold soup or water.
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