The Solar Oven | It’s Cool, But Does It Really Work

The Solar Oven | It’s Cool, But Does It Really Work


[Narrator] This is the GoSun. It’s a solar-powered grill that claims to cook a meal
for two people in minutes. Medha: It is steaming! Oh fudge, it’s so hot! Ahhh! I’m Jake. I’m Medha. And we’re
testing out inventions to see if they live up to expectations. Jake: We’re here to answer
the biggest question: Medha: It’s cool… Jake: …but does it really work? Jake: Well, here are the
things it says you can cook. Hot dogs, personal favorite. You can cook frozen
foods. That’s very vague. Medha: They also say you
can cook stir-fry vegetables and even raw meats! Jake: That is where it
gets a little fishy. Medha: Yeah, I’m a bit skeptical that this solar-powered
grill can cook raw meat. Jake: We’re gonna test
three different things. First, we’re gonna
start with some veggies. Second, we’re gonna cook some chicken. And third, to finish it all off, we’re gonna cook up some cookies. Let’s go, sun. Medha: I’m the sun? Jake: Yeah.
Medha: OK. Jake: It’s a pun!
Medha: Yeah. Jake: About the sun. Medha: Next scene! We’re out here in the wilderness, ready to rough it up for the GoSun. Jake: First up on our list
of our awesome barbecue is vegetables. I feel like that’s a safe bet. It says it’ll take 20 to 30 minutes. So it’s a perfect, sunny day out. I have really high hopes for it. Look at that. It is a sword
that you can put food in. Medha: Oh fudge, it’s so hot! Ahhh! Jake: So, uh, so be careful setting it up. But we’ve let this thing
cool down a little bit. Now we’re gonna line it, safely. Medha: After I burned my finger, I realized this might actually work. Jake: I’m precautiously optimistic that this is gonna cook really fast. I think 20 minutes will be plenty. I can see it being done before then. Medha: OK, he’s being really optimistic. It’s not gonna be done
before 20 or 30 minutes. I think it’s gonna take 40 in
total for it to actually cook. Jake: All right, here we go. All right, let’s check back in 20 minutes. It has been about 20 minutes. We haven’t even checked it. We’ve just let nature do its thing. And we came back and looked over. There’s steam shooting out. Medha: There’s literally steam! Jake: It’s just vegetables and olive oil, but it smells like we’re at,
like, a fancy restaurant. Medha: Literally.
Jake: All right, moment of truth. Medha: Let’s do this! Oh! It is steaming! Jake: The onions look, like, perfect. Medha: The onions look good.
Jake: There’s a little bit of a char there. Jake: You wanna try one? Medha: No I can’t. I’m fasting. Jake: Oh, right.
Medha: But you go ahead. Jake: OK, I’m gonna try one. You ready? Medha: Yeah. Is it good? Jake: That is so good. This cooked all the way through. In all seriousness, you
could cook this stuff for almost the same amount of
time with a stove or an oven, Medha: Yeah!
Jake: and it would not be this, like, soft and cooked through. Medha: I thought it was
gonna take 40 minutes for all this to cook through. But after 25 minutes, we saw
that the GoSun was steaming, and the vegetables actually
came out well-cooked. Jake: Came out perfect. In 20 minutes. So the vegetables cooked really well, but it’s time for the ultimate test: It’s chicken time. Medha: Chicken! Jake: (imitates chicken squawking) Medha, the box said that in good sun, like we have right now, this should cook in 40 minutes. Medha: Yeah.
Jake: In not-so-great sun, an hour. How long do you think it’ll actually take? Medha: I think it’s gonna
take, like, 80 minutes for it to actually cook through, maybe even 100 minutes. Jake: All right, let’s load it up. See you later, chicken. Have fun in there, buddies. Medha: All right, so it’s been 40 minutes that the chicken has been cooking. And Jake tested it out in the middle, and we think it’s
actually pretty much done. Jake: Yeah, ’cause, like,
you thought there’s no way. You said at least 80 minutes. Flashback. Medha: I think it’s gonna
take, like, 80 minutes for it to actually cook through. Jake: She said 80 minutes. Medha: I did.
Jake: It’s been half that time and it smells done. I think I’m gonna win this one. Medha: Here it is! Jake: Oh my gosh.
Medha: Oh, it’s just dripping. So here we go. It’s cooked! It smells really good. Oh, oh, Jake, what? You just went for that? Jake: It’s awesome. I have complete faith. Like, this chicken is clearly well-done. This thing kicked butt. Honestly, we could have cooked
it, like, 10 minutes less. It’s a little overdone. Medha: Really? Jake: Yeah!
Medha: Wow! Jake: Your seasoning is so good. Medha: Thank you! Jake: Like, you should be, like, a chef. You seasoned these really well. Medha: So now we’re at our third test, and we’re gonna bake cookies. Jake: Let’s do it. Medha: Are you excited?
Jake: It’s the encore. Let’s cook those cookies. Medha: I honestly think
this won’t take long. It’ll take 10 minutes. Jake: Yeah, the only thing
is the clouds have moved in, so it will slow things down a little bit. Medha: I’m just nervous about
what shape it’ll just take, because I don’t think it’s
gonna become a circle. OK, here we go. So I’m kinda worried,
because it’s been 40 minutes since we put the cookies into the chamber, and I don’t know if it’s fully cooked yet. Jake: It’s been a little
cloudy out, so I think that’s part of the reason why
it’s taking so long. Let’s give it a shot. See what it’s like. Oh, it smells so good. Medha: Oh my God! Jake: Oh shoot!
Medha: It’s like a half-tubed cookie.
Jake: It’s a giant cookie. You wanna try it? Medha: I can’t, but you can. Jake: It’s hot. It’s cooked. Medha: It’s cooked!
Jake: It’s just not as crispy as you would get, like, in
an oven cooking, for sure. Jake: It’s, like, kinda mushy.
Medha: It’s, like, it’s, like, crumbly. Jake: But it’s cooked,
like, all the way through. Medha: It actually looks like
it could be crust for a pie. Jake: Yeah, it’s hot.
Medha: It looks, like, yeah, it’s very hot. Jake: Oof, burned my mouth.
Medha: But it’s definitely not a regular cookie, which, I
mean, we kind of expected, because this was a tubelike chamber. Jake: What a day. Medha: It’s been a long day. Jake: I got a little burned. Medha: He got a lot of burned. Jake: But so did that chicken.
It was cooked perfectly. Wasn’t that fun? Medha: It actually was pretty great. The chicken was cooked so well,
and Jake ate so much of it. And the cookies, OK, yes,
they were a disappointment, but they still cooked. Jake: That being said,
there was nothing on the box or the pamphlet about cooking cookies. We were really kinda pushing
the limits on what it could do. Medha: Yeah.
Jake: And we found out maybe it’s not ideal for cookies.
Medha: No. Jake: So Medha, would you say
that the GoSun really works? Medha: I have to say it
actually does really work. It is pretty amazing that
the sun can cook your chicken and you could eat it. Jake: I think one possible issue
is that it was kinda small. For how big of a product it was, the amount of food you could
put in there really wasn’t, isn’t really more than for,
like, two or three people. Medha: Don’t expect to use this
for a huge family barbecue. Expect this for, like, a
two-person date or something. Jake: Was this invention a total disaster? Medha: Or a huge success? Jake: Or somewhere in between? Medha: Let us know in the comments. Jake: So Medha, have you ever
been out in the wilderness, maybe the jungle or at sea, and be like, “Holy cow, I have a hankering for
a blueberry muffin”? Medha: I’ve definitely had that, mmhmm. Jake: Here you go. Product for you. Take the GoSun next with you just in case you need a
muffin out on the sea.

100 thoughts on “The Solar Oven | It’s Cool, But Does It Really Work

  1. You know you can cook a meal when you live in a tropical country without this thing…especially around summertime 🌞

  2. well yea its just a matter of using heat you can cook an egg on the asphalt if its hot enough lol this is just preference on what people prefer to cook with and my guess is your trying to get people into buying clean energy products so they are using less and less of the industry, understandable but human activity is not causing global warming, it is causing disease pollution though ^_^

  3. When all the oven and burners were being used in my dorm buildings kitchen, I would cook my meal on a hot pan in the sun. I went to ASU

  4. The girl is a mood at the beginning lmao

    Her: it’s S T E A M I N G 😫
    Her: ahh F U- 😔 its so 😩 hot 🥵

  5. Guy: Do you wanna try the veggies

    Girl: no no sorry I can’t I’m fasting

    Guy: oh ok

    (After cooking chicken)

    (After cooking cookie)

    Guy: hey do you wanna try the cookies

    Me: wait but didn’t he ask her before and she said she was fasting?

  6. Jake: want to try it
    Medha: I can’t I’m fasting

    Jake: want to try it??
    Medha: I can’t I’m fasting

    Jake: want to try it??!!?
    Medha: I can’t I’m fasting

  7. She chose to fast during this shoot = comes across as smug, self-centered.

    If Medha were really dedicated to her work, she would've prepared to be OFF her fast for this video shoot. Instead, she's catering to HER NEEDS while leaving viewers in the dark.

    If she's fasting for religious reasons *(or any reason)*, then INSIDER needs to find a different person for this particular shoot because a core part of this video is *food*.

    If I were the owners of GoSun Sport solar oven, I'd be very upset. Medha is conveying, "I'll review your product but I won't try the cooked food"… even though cooked food is the whole point of the video.

  8. Medha is fasting due to ashadhi ekadashi😄😄😄😄🙏🙏🙏🙏Lots of love from India!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  9. Did anyone noticed that he checked his wrisk so he can see the time but there is no watch. 2:02

  10. I made eggs and bacon on my driveway once. It took a while but it was cooked. So the sun can do a lot more than you think

  11. Aluminium and salty or acidic foods is REALLY a bad idea because it dissolves the aluminium and you will have it in your food, which is bad for your health.

  12. The fudge why did they even test that shit when they're not tasting the food. Its only the guy who do the job lol. I'm only paying for the guy if i was their boss! ,😒

  13. I made a solar oven once as a school project. Apparently it worked too well and i ended up with a burning cookie

  14. How surprising! You follow the instructions and it works like they said it does! Just like virtually everything else in the world.

  15. Lol hey guys let's pick the girl who's fasting and won't eat anything to make this video of them making all this food hahaha 🤣 LMFAO

  16. Hey you know what would be a great idea for a food video? Get the host to not try any food they're testing because she's fasting, yeah that's a great idea!

  17. I couple of years ago I made my own solar cooker out of a giant chocolate box and a piece of plexiglass

    P.S I still have it

  18. It's ridiculous that she is not eating. You should've chosen a different person to partner with the guy. She makes me cringe. Ugh.

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