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How much sun do I need to cook?


You might be surprised how little Sun is needed to finish a meal. As a rule of thumb, the stove will cook quickly if you can see a defined shadow from your hand even when overcast, windy and in some cases rainy. If thick clouds are spotty, cooking is still possible, though it will take longer as the stove builds up heat during the sunny periods. We suggest using a weather tracking app like My Radar to help plan and set you up for success!


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    Francis Oladunmoye

    Thanks for the Introductin of GoSun Cooker. Please let me know the minimum and maximum temperature attained by the Cooker on both cloudy and sunny days.
    Is it possible to send the blue print of the Cooker for production and marketing in Nigeria as the cost of transportation will make the product too exorbitant for common man to purchase? Thanks for your cooperation.

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    Tiffany Svensson

    Does the sky have to be crystal clear blue or will the stove work on a high cloud cover but bright day (not cloudy just very pale blue or white sky?

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    Peter Harten

    As a rule of thumb, if you can see a relatively defined shadow of your hand, you can cook regardless of the cloud cover, just be prepared to wait up to twice as long as normal. Hope that clarifies!