GoSun Grill is a solar grill that cooks at night.
GoSun Grill is made by inventor Patrick Sherwin GoSun Grill has increased capacity — the grill can make food enough for eight — the GoSun Grill also has a special thermal battery that allows users to make a meal even when the sun isn’t shining.The design is fantastic: The food is cooked in a glass vacuum-walled cylinder which remains cool to the touch even as the sun roasts (or bakes, steams or boils) the food within. The reflectors cook the food from all sides, as if it had been roasted on a spit.
Made of a special phase-change organic wax that melts thanks to the sun, the battery takes two hours to charge and retains heat for over four hours, so you can cook at night. When you load in the food, the wax transfers its stored heat whatever you’re cooking through two layers of metal. As the battery returns to its solid state, the rising heat cooks your meal.
On a cloudless day when the sun’s at its strongest, cooking hot dogs can take as little as 10 minutes. The grill comes with cooking pans for baking, broiling, roasting, and steaming five cups of food at a time and a glass vacuum tube that insulates the food from the outside conditions and absorbs the light of the reflectors. There’s an included temperature gauge, and the grill can heat up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. At 20 pounds, the grill is reasonably portable, too.
While it’s not going to give you a seared steak, the grill can bake your fish, stir fry your vegetables, and make your muffins. Its versatility, in addition to the fact that it doesn’t require fuel, make it ideal for developing countries. GoSun has partnered with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to help bring safer and more affordable cooking options to countries such as Bangladesh, Ghana, and India.
GoSun has already exceeded its $140,000 funding goal by over $50,000. Early birds can still get a grill for $349 and save $200. They should start shipping in September of this year, hopefully in time to have one last grilling party before summer ends.
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Could be very handy when camping.
Need a backup if it’s raining.
Can’t sear meat.