This text about GoSun Sport Solar Cooker is about a tool which is such that you must see it to believe it. This is a cooker which needs no fuel to operate. It can be used in outdoor camps, on beaches, at home, and practically anywhere where there is any sunlight available.
- Brand: GoSun.
- Product: GoSun Sport Solar Cooker.
Some types of the stove also have a rechargeable battery, which works on the solar energy of course. So you can charge it during the day, and then prepare your meal in the evening when you are back from you outdoor or any other activity. Sounds great, but see much more below.
How GoSun Sport stove works
As you may expect, the principle of work is very simple and it is presented in the two pictures, above and below. The solar energy is collected with a perfectly profiled parabolic mirror and focused into the oven. The oven itself is a double-wall borosilicate glass chamber, vacuum insulated. The radiation penetrates the glass-vacuum wall, and deposits its energy into the oven.
With this tool you need no adjustment, just open it up, put the food into the oven and do what you wish until it is ready.
The company offers 2 years warranty for the vacuum tube, and also one year limited warranty on the parts. They also offer 30-day money back guarantee on all GoSun Sports and GoSun Pro Packs purchased within the continental US.
What you can really do with the stove
This picture below shows the time needed to prepare various types of food, and for various sunlight intensity:
As you see from the picture above, with full sunlight (red color) you will have meat ready withing 40 minutes and hotdogs well below 20 minutes. On the left, you see that any kind of food can be prepared. The temperature in the oven reaches 550 °F (290 °C). It will work even if it is cloudy, in this case just the time is extended.
This is a slim sport design, portable anywhere and ready to use in seconds. You can attach it to your backpack with compression straps and carry on short hiking tours. With it you can do everything you would normally do in your kitchen, you can bake, boil, steam, or fry, this all without gas bottles and with no extra costs. And you can do this regardless if you are on a sunny beach, or in a mountain camp.
From the videos below you will realize that in spite of such extremely high temperatures in the oven, the tube is in fact cool. No need to be worried about children. Vacuum is the best possible insulator. This oven is completely safe to touch.
Please see this very short video which shows some features of the GoSun sport solar cooker:
Sport solar oven is a tool you will most likely keep in your base camp, but you can take it with you on short day tours, see the weight below. See what it offers:
- Weight: 7 lbs (3.18 kg).
- Oven volume:
– 40 oz (1.2 L) fluid or
– up to 3 lbs (1.4 kg) of food.
- Oven size:
– Outside diameter: 2.7 in (7 cm).
– Inside diameter: 2.1 in (5.4 cm).
– Length: 24 in (61 cm).
- Unit open size:
– Length: 24 in (61 cm).
– Height: 16 in (41 cm).
– Width: 12 in (30 cm).
- Unit closed size:
– Length: 24 in (61 cm).
– Height: 8 in (20 cm).
– Width: 5 in (13 cm).
- Power output in full sunlight: 230 Watts.
- Max. temperature: 700 °F (371 °C).
- Working temperature: 200 °F – 550 °F ( (93 °C – 288 °C).
- Warranty: 2-year no-question-asked-warranty.
- International shipping available: in the link below enter your shipping address to check shipping costs.
I have been reading a lot of reviews of the GoSun Sport stove at several different sites. What I see is that people are truly delighted with it.
One user writes that he has been cooking with it in winter time, so when he leaves for work in the morning he positions the stove in such a way as to get sunlight in the late afternoon. So imagine what happens: the meal starts preparing itself before his return home, and it waits for him warm and ready!
Some write about using it on boats, where using open flame is not advisable in any case, so imagine how handy this is for such an environment.
The same is with the GoSun Sport PRO, because it is essentially the same design, very positive reactions.
I have seen that some complaint about food not being ready in time. Clearly, the reason for this is a wrongly positioned reflector. You have seen the picture above, showing the working principle. So with just a little of practice, you will have a great tool. Please read instructions carefully.
The rating of the GoSun Sport stove by Amazon users is shown in the picture on the right. As you see the average rate is 4.6/5.
Pros & cons
In fact, I could continue with the pros. Clearly, I am biased, forgive me.
The price & where to order
- Sport Stove current price in GoSun site: $279.00, as of 3/30/2016, please check the link below for updates.
- You can order it directly from the GoSun company.
- Another option is to check at Amazon. In the moment of writing this review, the price at Amazon was the same. But the prices indeed fluctuate and it makes sense to check at both places. There may also be differences in the shipping price, so check both links.
What else does GoSun offer
My focus here is on the outdoor activities and on the appropriate tools, so the text above is about the sport version of the solar oven. But the company offers much more.
They have several other products, here is the list:
- GoSun Sport.
- GoSun Sport PRO pack.
- GoSun Grill.
- GoSun Mini.
- Commercial Scale Station.
You can see them in the pictures here:
My overall feeling about this tool I express through this:
Final warning: be careful about where you order this tool from! Buy it only from the GoSun company or from authorized sellers. This is a quality product, designed to last for years if used properly, and you do not want cheap and useless imitations.
So I hope this text about GoSun Sport Solar Cooker is useful to you. If this is so please share it with others. The sport version is clearly a great outdoor tool, but as you see there are other models as well that are useful in any environment.
Thank you for reading. I shall be happy to have some comment from you. There is a comment box below. Have a nice day.