no fuel cooking again…because why not!

Hello, hello!  I’m really on a HOT topic (get it?) here and going to go with it while it lasts.  I’ve discussed this topic quite a bit recently –  solar cooking options – and last night, a new one popped up in my facebook feed.  So here you go…similar to the solar slow cooker oven, here is a solar grill!

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This solar grill isn’t available yet as it’s a project on Kickstarter.  If you aren’t familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a program in which you pitch a product idea and get supporters to fund it as a start-up after a certain amount of money (I’m assuming the start-up manufacturing costs) are met.  You can find the item here: solar grill kickstarter link

Anyways, this solar grill is similar to the solar oven in that it uses a reflector to gather and direct the sun to a single spot that is hot enough to heat a pan. This is the website for the product. Quoting directly from the product website, “The parabolic mirror concentrates direct sunlight onto the cookware for instant heat reaching 550°F / 280°C. That means you can boil 4 cups / 1 litre of water in 10 minutes.”

SolSource Solar Cooker

This solar grill is on kickstarter for $150 but you can purchase directly from the product website for $500.   What do you think?  Would it work?  Would you use it?

I’m curious about this one because unlike the solar oven, I use more grill type cooking methods in the summer months when I don’t want the added heat (or smell) in my house. However, since I have a small and efficient propane grill (that I know works)  I don’t have a need for a solar grill.

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