The Jikokoa (G3)
The Jikokoa is a charcoal stove designed for East Africa that reduces fuel consumption by more than 50% and reduces harmful emissions by more than 60% compared to traditional cooking methods. BDL’s sister organization, Burn Manufacturing Co., a social venture company, is manufacturing over 20,000 Jikokoa’s monthly at their factory near Nairobi, Kenya. Over 450,000 Jikokoa stoves have been produced and sold to date, saving families up to $200 per year in fuel costs.
Burn Design Lab worked in partnership with Burn Manufacturing Co. on this third generation of the stove.
“This stove has changed my life because I do not use a lot of firewood and it is very comfortable and it also does not have smoke while cooking. Now with the money I have saved I can use it to do other jobs, you know there is always need for money, you can even buy chicken.”—Eunice Wairimu, Kenya
Stats & Features
Shrink sleave coated handles
Cool to the touch
Dual purpose ashtray
Used for both ash removal and air flow adjustment
High temperature alloy combusion chamber and cone deck
This allows for sustained high temperature to burn fuels efficiently
High temperature ceramic wool insulation
43% thermal efficiency
Heat output high power: 2.5 KW
Turn down ratio: 7.2
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