Updated on August 31, 2021


Created on November 17, 2019

Estufa Palermo

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The Estufa Palermo is a plancha-style, wood-burning stove with a chimney.

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Product Description

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.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Manufactured in Mexico.

Intellectural Property Type


User Provision Model

This product is available through direct sales from the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status


Fuel type

Biomass, wood

Chimney (yes/no)


Forced or passive


Pot type

Flat bottom

Pot capacity (L)

50 L

Thermal efficiency (%)


PM emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


CO emissions (g/MJ delivered to pot)


Time to boil (min/L)


Design Specifications

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).

Technical Support

Provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

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


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