Kenyan Domestic Ceramic Jiko Stove (Also called Kimathi Jiko): A lightweight, portable, fuel efficient stove with a ceramic inner lining and metal cladding catered to standard cooking methods in Kenya.
NGOs (KENGO, CARE (Kenya), UNICEF, Bellerive Foundation), Various local distributors in Kenya listed here.
Almost 200 clean cookstoves. Full list is available via the Clean Cooking Catalog.
Three stone fires and inefficient, traditional stoves.
Rural and urban low-income families in Kenya.
Large-scale promotion, production, sales, and repair network.
Through Kenya Energy and Environment Organisations in Nairobi, Kenya, or varous local distributors, listed here.
Dimensions: Diameter varies from 30 to 50 cm. Weight (kg): 3 – 6 kg
The Kenya Ceramic Jiko (KCJ) stove is a portable improved charcoal burning stove consisting of an hour-glass shaped metal cladding with an interior ceramic liner that is perforated to permit the ash to fall to the collection box at the base. A thin layer of vermiculite or cement is placed between the cladding and the liner. A single pot is placed on the rests at the top of the stove.
Training courses are available for stove manufacturers, vendors, and end-users through various NGOs (not specified).
30 months expected lifecycle. No warranty.
The manufacturer (KENGO) has not listed any specific targets of the product.
Testing results for the stove are summarized and can be downloaded from the Clean Cooking Catalog.
Aprovecho Research Center, U.S. EPA, University of California, Irvine, University of Nairobi.
Kammen, D.M., Research, Development and Commercialization of the Kenya Ceramic Jiko and Other Improved Biomass Stoves in Africa [Internet]. Berkeley (CA): University of California; 2011 [cited 2015 Jun 15].
Hyman E.L., The Experience with Improved Charcoal and Wood Stoves for Households and Institutions in Kenya [Internet]. 1985 Dec 19 [cited 2015 Jun 16].
About 1,000 additional aritcles on cookstoves in Kenya.
Extensive evaluation methods of U.S. EPA, University of California, Irvine, Aprovecho Research Center, and University of Nairobi are available on the Clean Cooking Catalog.
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