Updated on January 28, 2024


Created on July 3, 2016

JikoJoy Charcoal Stove

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The Charcoal Stove (also known as Jiko.Joy!) was a charcoal stove designed and manufactured in Nairobi in Kenya by Kenya Stoves.

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Product Description

The JikoJoy Charcoal Stove is a smokeless and portable charcoal-burning cook stove. Manufactured by Kenya Stove in Nairobi (Kenya), it is designed to require less charcoal per cooking task.

According to the manufacturer, most users reduce fuel consumption by half compared to traditional Kenya Ceramic Jiko stoves, reducing charcoal demand and deforestation associated with charcoal production. This product appears to be discontinued since 2015.



Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price


Target Users (Target Impact Group)


Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Kenya Stove

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove and Burn Jikokoa.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Charcoal stoves are 100% manufactured by Kenya Stove's factory based in Nairobi (Kenya) on a made-to-order basis.

Intellectural Property Type

Select Type

User Provision Model

Directly from the manufacturer  

Distributions to Date Status

The number of charcoal stoves distributed is unknown, however, and for July 2015 stoves were distributed in Kinoo, Uthiru and across Nairobi, Kenya.

Fuel type


Chimney (yes/no)


Forced or passive


Pot type

Flat bottom

Pot capacity (L)

5 L

Thermal efficiency (%)


PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


Time to boil (min/L)

25 mins per 5 L

Design Specifications

Made by heavy gauge metal, design specifications include a strong and sturdy metal frame, the grill, heavy-duty pot stands, and a circular handle. It weighs 4.2 kg and its dimensions (l/w/h) are 330 x 300 x 210 mm. Maximum pot capacity is 5 L and people fed per meal are between 1 and 6.  

Product Schematics

Technical Support

No specific training is required, for further support contact the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

Due to its modular design, it has replaceable parts as the circular handle structure and the grill.  


Product approximate lifecycle is 5 years and it comes with a 6-months warranty.  

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The main objective when designing the Jiko.Joy! was to have an affordable solution that reduced the health risks related to indoor air pollution and deforestation, while emitting 50% less carbon monoxide and smoke than the traditional charcoal jiko and while consuming half charcoal.    

Vetted Performance Status

According to the Global Alliance Clean Cookstove Catalog, performance is unrated.


Potential hazards related to the operation of this product concerns respiratory diseases linked to the burning of traditional biomass and domestic accidents such as accidental burning or spill-overs.

Complementary Technical Systems


Academic Research and References

No academic references.

Clean Cooking Alliance – Clean Cooking Catalog: Results Report – JikoJoy Charcoal Stove. n.d. www.catalag.cleancookstoves.org. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Compliance with regulations

Certified by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) with the Standardization Mark. This mark is required for locally manufactured products.

Evaluation methods


Other Information

Inventors, Young World. 2014. Kenya Stove. Vimeo. August 5, 2014. Jiko.Joy! Charcoal Stove. 2014. www.youtube.com. How to Make a Kenya Ceramic Jiko (a Short Cookstove Training Film for Existing Manufacturers). 2015. www.youtube.com.

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