The idea of lugging around charcoal (biomass from trees) to grill food is so crazy considering the 21st Century is in full swing and the world is, alas, trying to get over its long tortuous love affair with burning things that spew toxins into the environment. Next time you are at your local supermarket buying petrochemicals (lighter fluid) to squeeze on top of all that charcoal for the backyard BB Cue, think about buying a GoSun solar oven. These hip modern ovens, not only look futuristic, but are, simultaneously, super old fashioned by being practical, affordable and transportable.
Surely, if I had to travel across country in a modern day wagon train, (consisting of a convoy of off-road EVs), I'd want to pack one of the sporty GoSun solar ovens. The mini version is under a $100 and weighs less than two pounds. My favorite, the GoSun Sport, is less than $300 and weighs just 7 pounds, is two feet long, and can easily be transported off road and on.
If you want to see the GoSun in action, check out this one minute time lapse video in which a couple of teen gals whip up some yummy blueberry muffins in no time while reading around a picnic table.
And, one more piece of info that should inspire you to buy a GoSun. Did you know that nearly 3 Billion people still cook today with dirty fuel sources such as wood, dung or charcoal? As a result, the second leading cause of death on Earth is smoke inhalation-related illness. In addition, fuel wood scarcity drives families around the world to spend many hours collecting and transporting heavy loads of fuel wood, often to the detriment of already endangered ecosystems. GoSun is part of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private initiative led by the United Nations Foundation to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women and preserve the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean cooking solutions. The GoSun solar cooking technology leapfrogs dirty fuels completely, providing a safe, fast and affordable alternative to the old energy paradigm.
Oh yeah, if you have the extra green bucks and are used to having large parties for all your appreciative friends, GoSun has a commercial option. It comes with a rack of the parabolic reflector sun gatherers so you can grill food with temperatures up to over 550 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 20 minutes. Time to get cooking!
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