Shielded Firewood Cook Stove

Why to choose this solution?
The shielded cook stove saves firewood compared to the ordinary three-stone cook stove and also produces much less smoke. The Shielded Cook Stove makes cooking easier since one does not need to keep blowing fire and monitoring the burning all the time. The Shielded Cook Stove can also be designed in such a way that it uses both charcoal, briquettes and firewood such that it does not limit the fuel sources in the local communities. It is movable whereby one can cook within the kitchen or outside the kitchen and also minimises accidents and burns since it is insulated and organised.
Savings per day or production:
The Shielded Cook Stove saves three times the amount of firewood as the three-stone cook stove uses. It uses 3-5 pieces of firewood to have a complete meal for a normal family.
Cost in money and in own time to construct:
The stove costs 10,000-20,000 Uganda Shillings (2.7-5.5 US$). It takes about 3-5 hours for a skilled person to construct a shielded cook stove.
5 years, if it does not fall down during moving and is not left outside during raining.
Maintenance needed:
In case of any crack developing on the stove, fill it with a piece of soil that that was used during construction. This is encouraged to be done between the time of construction to the time when the stove is completely dry and even during the period of stove usage.
Resources needed in use:
Dry pieces of firewood, charcoal, or briquettes.
Problems and limits:
Smoke production depends on the nature of fuel used. However, this stove reduces the smoke as much as possible, therefore we encourage a good kitchen ventilation and users should always use dry firewood. There are quality problems with potters that do not follow precise guidelines and measures to make it correct hence discouraging the use of shielded cook stoves.
Where and how can you get it or make it?
JEEP promotes these stoves through training of trainers (TOTs) in various parts of Uganda. Contact us to get you to our nearest service provider (TOT) to your location.
Skills needed to produce, install. maintenance, use:
Production needs a skilled person; maintenance and use need short introduction only.
How to use it:
Not relevant
How to maintain it:
Not relevant
Climate effect (if any):
Reduces greenhouse gas emissions around 1,4 tons CO2/year.
Where it is used and how many users are there?
Used in Northern, Central, Eastern, and Western regions of Uganda. Over 1,000 families in the country have adopted this cooking technology.
Why is it successful?
It is successful because of its efficiency, limited smoke (cleaner) and affordability. It is also portable, which means that one can use it both in the kitchen and outside the kitchen.
If you can make it, a short description, typical problems, materials needed.:
Needs a skilled person to make. Materials needed to make it include; dry grass, leaves, sawdust, coffee husks, rice husks, water and anthill, clay soil.
How to make it (if possible):
To be added
How is it delivered and by whom?
Business model is production by TOTs (Trainers of Trainers) who will build these stoves in the homes of those who will have picked the interest in the energy saving shielded stove. The price of the stove will like be negotiable depending on the distance moved, availability of materials, assistance given and financial status of someone. Skilled potters / TOTs are also crucial in maintaining the quality.
Successful financial model
Support for development, trainings, and establishment of organised TOTs union.
What policies and strategies helped the success?
Government has set strict laws against deforestation. The government has encouraged the researchers / NGOs / CSOs to come to come up strategies of minimising wood (fuel) consumption during the cooking. Additionally, many actors from the private sector are taking part in the fight for climate change and are trying their best to promote efficient clean energy technologies.
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Support for development, trainings, and establishment of organised TOTs union.
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