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This Solar-Powered Stove Will Change Your Summer Barbecues

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Most third-grade science classes have experimented with solar cookers for hot dogs and dehydrating produce. The concept is simple: harness and enhance the sun’s rays with mirrors and glass (or clear plastic) to cook food without gas, fire, or charcoal—and without any carbon emissions.

But those contraptions of foil, plastic wrap, mirrors, and cardboard have seen a serious upgrade with solar ovens that can replace your whole barbecue or convection oven—and now, with a new portable stove on the market that heats up five times faster than your classic charcoal grill.