The Koko Cooker is a two-burner cookstove fueled by liquid ethanol. The stove comes with a cooker regulator that allows flame adjustment, and the flame can be lit using a matchstick. The product is designed, manufactured, and distributed by Koko. The manufacturing facility is based in Kenya and the product is currently being distributed in Kenya and Nairobi.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is implemented by the manufacturer in Kenya, with Koko Fuel available at over 700 shops across Nairobi.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Distributions to Date Status
As of 2019, 1000 units have been distributed in Nairobi.
Forced or passive
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Koko Cooker is a two-burner cookstove that use denatured bio-ethanol as fuel, with installations as a payment option. The flame can be activated using a matchstick, and the intensity of the flame can be regulated using the built-in flame regulator.
Fuel refills can be obtained from KOKOPoint ATM's.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Designer specified performance targets include: fast, easy, clean, safe, and affordable.
Vetted Performance Status
Testing performed by the manufacturer determined compliance with the Kenya Bureau of Safety for emissions and performance, safety, and durability.
Potential hazards related to the operation of this product concerns the handling of hot objects, and domestic accidents such as accidental burning.
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Compliance with regulations
The product is compliant with the Kenya Bureau of Standards minimum energy performance standards.