The Estufa Palermo is a plancha-style cookstove with a smoke extraction chimney, designed to burn wood and other biomass fuels with up to a 60% saving in fuel. It is designed and manufactured in Mexico by Abastecedora Palermo.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is distributed by Abastecedora Palermo in Mexico.
Manufactured in Mexico.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
This product is available through direct sales from the manufacturer.
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 Estufa Palermo is a side-feed, plancha-style, modular cookstove with a chimney. It is designed to burn biomass such as wood and has a large flat plate for the use of flat-bottomed pots. The maximum pot capacity is 50 L, and the unit weighs 40 kg. The dimension of the stove is 81 mm x 51 mm x 21 mm (l/w/h).
Provided by the manufacturer.
This product does have replaceable parts, including the chimney, smoke exhaust chute, combustion chamber tray and insulating bricks.
The product has a warranty of 2 years and an expected lifecycle of 10 years.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
The cookstove is designed to reduce fuel consumption, smoke, and CO2 emissions.
Vetted Performance Status
Potential safety hazards include burns from hot surfaces, and those associated with other biomass stoves.
Complementary Technical Systems
Academic Research and References
Medina, P., et al., 2017, “Comparative performance of five Mexican plancha-type cookstoves using Water Boiling Tests,” Development Engineering, Vol 2., pp. 20-28.
Wang, X., et al., 2013, “What Have We Learned about Household Biomass Cooking in Central America?,” Washington DC.
Compliance with regulations