The Chispa Hogar is a ‘hybrid-rocket’ stove made by Soluciones Apropiadas. The 16′ x 32′ flat griddle top is designed to accommodate the needs of Guatemalan families and has removable rings to place the pot in direct contact with flames, improving stove efficiency. The stove is available with a steel frame stand or can be installed on top of a concrete or brick base.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Mass produced in the Soluciones Apropidas factory in San Antonio Aguas Calientes, near Antigua, Guatemala.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain the stove directly from Soluciones Apropiadas or distributors such as Cosas Mejores.
Distributions to Date Status
Forced or passive
Pot capacity (L)
Thermal efficiency (%)
PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)
Time to boil (min/L)
The design of this stove was a collaboration between Soluciones Apropiadas and Nomadic Design Studio. The stove includes an 8 ft chimney and surface area for preparing and storing food. Product specifications include:
Installation guides with graphics detailing cleaning, proper use and maintenance are provided for end users and implementors in Spanish or English.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
60-65% more efficient than traditional wood stoves
Vetted Performance Status
The installation guide provides instructions for proper use.
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