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GoSun Sport Solar Powered Grill

If you tailgate then you grill, but sometimes it can be a pain bringing a bulky grill along with a propane tank, or bag of charcoal. It takes a while to heat up. It costs money to fill up your tank, or buy more charcoal. You can even burn the food if you get wrapped up in a game of cornhole. What if there was a grill that used the SUN to cook your food and it's almost impossible to burn the food? This sounds like a fantasy, but it's a reality with the GoSun Sport solar powered grill!


The GoSun Sport is one of the offerings that GoSun offers to allow you to cook your food by harnessing the power of the sun. We know that the sun is a powerful object, but who knew it could help you cook some hot dogs at the tailgate? The GoSun Sport model boasts the following features and specs: 


Dry Weight: 7 lbs (3.18kg)

Oven Volume: 40oz (1.2L) fluid or up to 3 lbs (1.4kg) of food

Oven Dimensions: 2.7” (7.0cm) outside diameter, 2.1” (5.4cm) inside diameter , 24” (61cm) length

Unit Open Size: 24” (61cm) long x 16” (41cm) tall x 12” (30cm) wide

Unit Closed Size: 24” (61cm) long x 8” (20cm) tall x 5” (13cm) wide

Estimated Power Output: 200 Watts in full sunlight

Maximum Temperature: 550°F (288°C)

Working Temperature: 200°F (93°C) – 450°F (232°C)


When I got my GoSun Sport in I was intriguied, but also skeptical. If the sun can cook food then why hasn't someone come out with this before. Regardless, I knew that if this worked it could start to change the entire landscape of grilling (gives me goose bumps thinking about it). The GoSun Sport was light and is very portable as it only weighs 7 pounds, so no matter where you're heading this is one of the most portable grills you're going to find. 


Next I had to figure out what I was going to cook up to test the GoSun out. I decided on a vegetable medely that consisted of onions, peppers, and mushrooms. After I diced up the veggies I took the grill outside to set it up. The weather was chilly with partly cloudy skies and around 50 degrees. Given the partly cloudy skies and cooler weather I wondered how well the grill would perform. 


To set the grill up you first swing both legs down and then use the hooks to secure them in place. Then adjust the reflective panels to face the sun. One tip on this is find your shadow and place the grill facing the shadow as that is where the sun is shining. I slid the container of veggies into the cylinder and then gave it some time. 


The actual cooking surface on the GoSun Sport is the cylinder device that slides into the tube where the cooking magic happens. The cylinder is good for items like hot dogs, veggies, salmon and other smaller items. You won't be able grill hamburgers, or steaks on this grill, unless you got creative and found a way to fit smaller portions into the tube. 


After 20 minutes I checked on how the grilling process was coming and could see some moisture forming around the end of the tube. This meant that some heating was taking place inside. I slid the tube out and could smell that the veggies were cooking and warm, but far from as cooked as I liked. I slid them back in and adjusted the grill panels as the sun was setting. At the 60 minute mark I checked again and they were done. You could smell cooked veggies as you approached the grill. When I slid the tube out you could see the steam come off the veggies. I was pumped this grill cooked the veggies with no gas or charcoal!


The GoSun will cook as long as there is some sun and cooking times with Full Sun can be as fast as 10 minutes and with Low Sun Cooking times can be almost 100 minutes. The good thing about this is that it is almost impossible to burn your food! It's like set it and forget it. Just come back and check on your food when you finish your game of cornhole, no stress!


The GoSun Sport is about to revolutionize the grilling world! I'm on board with cooking with the sun are you open to trying it? 


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