Solar Cookers, Ovens, and Stoves: Comparing The Options
Solar cooking has been getting a lot of good press in the last months, and for good reason! Solar cooking is a great idea for anyone looking to reduce their fuel use, keep their kitchen cool or find a more convenient alternative to a conventional stove.
Luckily, if you're searching for a solar cooker, you now have more options than ever. From an oven that can bake a Turkey, to a stove that can cook a meal under clouds and snow, the technology of solar cookers has come a long way since your grade pizza box oven!
Comparing stoves is like picking a car; each model excelsfor certainuses andbut may fall short in others. In fact, it's common forsolar chefs to combine technology to meet the needs of their situation and environment. In order to demystify the options, we have created a comparison looking the most popular solar cookers on the market. Due to the nature of the comparison, we have compared cooker types rather than models, with exception to the GoSun solar cooking devices which have no parallels.
Consider a few key questions before exploring your options of solar cookers:
This blog post is part of our larger informational resource on cooking with the sun. For a comprehensive blog post on this topic, please click here: The Ultimate Solar Cooker Guide: How to Prepare Food With the Sun.
Spring is heating up, and the sun is making its presence felt—in more ways than one. With each season new applications for solar are finding their ways into our lives. This year, you can power your whole Spring and Summer with these neat solar gadgets that even manage to make working over the weekend a little bit cooler. Plus, you’ll save fuel by swapping out a few common spring appliances. Here are some of our favorite solar-powered products for your sunniest Spring yet.
Many aspire to escape the stress and dependency of modern life, but few have started from the ground up to make that vision a reality. Over the last 8 months GoSun Ambassadors, Jesse and Alyssa, have done just that on their 5 acre lot in Idaho.
Cataloging everything about their journey on their homesteading blog Pure Living for Life and YouTube, they have created a plethora of resources on essential topics such as purchasing land, saving money on building materials, mending soil from scratch, milling your our own lumber and even expense reports to boot!
Want to live a life on the road?
Tiffany will show you how.
What some people see as a simple vacation other can make into a lifestyle (or better yet, an art). We discovered Tiffany a few months ago posting on the GoSun Community Kitchen. Her eye-catching recipes came attached with intriguing snip-bits and breathtaking landscapes. We had a feeling that there was a great story behind the photos and reached out to get the inside scoop behind this enigmatic RVing boondocker.