Cooking with a Solar Oven
When you’re cooking outdoors, chances are you are using either gas or charcoal as your heat source. But cooking on the grill is not the only way to get the job done. Solar cooking is cool, clean and renewable way to cook some of your summertime favorites. We tested out a GoSun solar oven to see just how good (or bad) it works.
Our good friend Scott took his GoSun solar oven and decided to make cinnamon rolls. He figured meat would be no problem, but what about something delicate like a pastry? Well, as you can see from the pictures below, it came out pretty good. Actually it came out great, way better than expected!
The cinnamon rolls turn out wonderful. But we figure the real purpose of then solar oven would be to cook main dish type of foods. So we decided to try cooking some teriyaki beef.
Our other friend Chadwin decided to try cooking spare ribs in the solar oven. He started cooking at 9:30am on a sunny and it was done by noon. We don’t have pictures but we do have a video. Notice the juicy sizzling sound when he pulls the tray out at the end. What a lovely sound!
So now we know that solar cooking is doable if you have a little more time to cook whatever it is that you are cooking. You don’t get that wonderful smokey smell that you get from a charcoal grill, but for certain dishes or if you have particular health concerns, solar cooking (at least with this type of oven) is a good tool to have in your repertoire of cooking options.