Solar Cooker Comparison: Which is the best?

Solar Cooker

Have you ever considered cooking with the sun? Imagine – no electricity, propane, or flame needed. You’d save money and the environment, all while cooking a delicious meal! All you need to get started is a solar cooker, but which one is the best? In this article, I compare three popular solar ovens for Tiny House and off-grid enthusiasts. Let’s figure out which one is top dog . . .

Watch my video review to see me bake scones in all three solar cookers!


The three solar cookers featured in this review are the Solavore Sport, Sunflair, and GoSun Sport. Each is unique and has Pros & Cons. I’ve listed some of the specs for you below. 

Solavore Sport

Solar Cooker

Details on the Solavore Sport:

  • Purchase here:
  • Price: $287 (w/ reflectors)
  • Temperatures: 225º – 250º w/o reflectors, 275º-325º w/ reflectors
  • Cooks for up to 8 people
  • Made in USA
  • Cook time for scones: 1hr 45m
  • Preheat necessary: Yes
  • Stand out feature: Most Versatile For Big Meals
  • Perfect for: Off-grid cabin and family meals


 Details on the Sunflair:

  • Purchase here:
  • Price: $154.99 (deluxe), $79.99 (mini)
  • Temperatures: 220-235,º and up to 285º with optimal conditions
  • Deluxe cooks for 6-8 people / Mini cooks for 1-2 people
  • Made in China
  • Cook time for scones: 1hr 45m
  • Preheat necessary: Yes
  • Stand out feature: Most Compactable & Lightweight
  • Perfect for: Backpacking / Small Spaces

GoSun Sport

Details on the GoSun Sport:

  • Purchase here: (save 10% with code: “TinyHouseGiantJourney”)
  • Price: $279 (or $251.10 with code “TinyHouseGiantJourney”)
  • Temperatures: Up to 550º in optimal conditions
  • Cooks for 1-2 people
  • Made in China
  • Cook time for scones: 22-30 mins
  • Preheat necessary: No
  • Stand out feature: Fastest / Hottest Temperatures
  • Perfect for: Camping / Glamping / Backyard BBQ for 1-2 people

Interestingly enough, I liked all three solar cookers. Each one has Pros & Cons, and could be the perfect oven in the right situation. The GoSun is sleek and cooks super fast, but it’s limited in size. The Sunflair is super lightweight and compact, but it’s lacking insulation and steadiness. The Solavore works well in a variety of weather situations, but it’s not very transportable nor compact. Before purchasing a solar cooker, you need to decide which one fits best with your cooking style and living situation.

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A solar cooker is an excellent kitchen companion for a Tiny Houser, especially if you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint. That being said, you should never rely solely on a solar cooker to prepare all of your food. After all, they need ample amounts of sunshine to work! If the weather doesn’t cooperate, or you wish to cook at night, you’ll need to use another cooking method. Click here to find out what I use in my Tiny House kitchen.

Finally, I’m giving one solar cooker away FOR FREE! All you have to do is watch my video review, subscribe to my YouTube channel, and comment on the video which cooker was your favorite. I’ll pick one winner and send them a free solar cooker!

Which Solar Cooker Do You Like the Best?

Full Disclosure: All solar ovens featured in this review were sponsored, but I’m under no obligation to give a good review. If you purchase through the links (or using the codes) provided, I will receive a small commission. This is how I’m able to support this website.


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