Updated on September 16, 2019


Created on August 27, 2015

Burn Jikokoa

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Designed by Burn and distributed in Kenya, Jikokoa is a Rocket type cookstove for burning charcoal.

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Product Description

Designed by Burn, Jikokoa is an efficient cookstove for Kenyans with a major manufacturing site in the country. Compared to Burn’s competitors’ stoves, it reduces toxic fumes that result from traditional Sub-Sharan cooking methods by 63%, fuel consumption by 60% and cooks faster by 50%. Video about the features and performance of this stove.

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Burn, through it's manufacturing plant in partnership with Living Goods and via major retail distributors throughout Kenya such as Nakumatt.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass manufactured in Nairobi, Kenya.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

Directly by purchase online or through the organization's over 180 distributors, including all of the major supermarkets and various small kiosks throughout Kenya. Burn has partnered with M-Kopa and Equity Bank in order to allow consumers to purchase the stove on credit.

Distributions to Date Status

Over 178,754 Jikokoa stoves have been distributed.

Fuel type


Chimney (yes/no)


Forced or passive


Pot type

Flat bottom

Pot capacity (L)

7 L

Thermal efficiency (%)

42.44 %

PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

45.39 mg/MJ-del

CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)

12.5 g/MJ-del

Time to boil (min/L)

24.75 min/5 L

Design Specifications

Design specifications include high chromium woven grate that maintains a consistent fuel surface area, while the geometry of the inlet channel draws a balanced volume of air, lightweight and ceramic wool insulation (rated to 1,260ºC) that allows the combustion chamber to maintain its super high temperature while the outside stays cool to touch, 1,000ºC firepower that lights fast and easy and allows cooking on large pots and an easy ashtray with ergonomic handles. Pot capacity is 7 L. Jikokoa weighs 3.1 kg and its dimensions (LxWxH) in cm are 35 x 29.5 x 24.

Technical Support

Burn has a customer service representative available for telephone contact.

Replacement Components

Parts are available for purchase and installation by certified technicians. These parts and repairs are free under warranty.


Approximate 2 year lifetime. 1-year warranty from date of purchase.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The Jikokoa reduces fuel consumption by 55%, emissions by 64%, and fuel costs by 150USD - 250USD per year. The manufacturers claim that the fuel savings will pay for the cost of the stove after 3-4 months of use.

Vetted Performance Status

Testing results for the stove are summarized and can be downloaded from the Clean Cooking Catalog.



Complementary Technical Systems

The product could most likely be enhanced with the use of a skirt.

Academic Research and References

Jetter, J.J., Kariher, P (2009). Solid-fuel household cookstoves: characterization of performance and emissions. Biomass and Bioenergy. 2009;33:2294-305.

Jetter, J., et al (2012). Pollutant emissions and energy efficiency under controlled conditions for household biomass cookstoves and implications for metrics useful in setting international test standards. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012;46(19):10827-10834.

Anenberg, S.C., et al (2013). Cleaner cooking solutions to achieve health, climate, and economic co-benefits. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013;47(9):3944-3952.

Compliance with regulations

Burn followed Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves design and performance standards of improved cookstoves. Interview with representative

Other Information

In 2015, Burn won the Clean Energy for Women and Girls Award organized by Ashden.  

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