Grilling outside can be a fun way to cook while also enjoying the great outdoors. The big question is what fuel you want to use with your grill. Do you co charcoal, or gas? Or maybe you want to build a fire pit and use wood to cook over an open flame. But have you ever considered using the power of the sun to do your cooking? I’m not talking about some sort of contraption with solar panels, as you’d never generate enough power to do anything worthwhile. Instead, this COOKUP 200 Solar Barbecue focuses the sun’s rays onto one spot, creating temperatures of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
This contraption certainly doesn’t look like most ordinary grills on the market. It features a 40-inch bowl built from PET reflectors, which does all of the hard work. Much like focusing a magnifying glass on a leaf, all of the reflectors are angled so as to concentrate the heat onto the cooking surface. What’s really cool is that the whole thing comes apart and fits into the included carrying bag. This allows you to take it with you on camping trips and picnics. While the COOKUP will save you money on cooking fuel, it will take a long time to offset the nearly $700 cost of the grill.