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The Ecocina supports pots of almost
The plancha is used for cooking meat, tortillas or pupusas (filled tortillas).
Internal chimney of low-fired tile surrounded by insulating pumice keeps the stove exterior cool to the touch.
Adjustable metal skirt fits a variety of pots and pans and forces hot air around the pot for maximum cooking efficiency.
The pot supports elevate the cooking surface above the stove top and allow cooking with almost any size pot or griddle (“plancha”).
The portaleña raises the wood off the bottom of the combustion area to allow sufficient air to enter, increasing burner efficiency.
Testing Report for the Ecocina (216 KB)
With an air-intake opening the same size as the exit, oxygen entering through the bottom moves efficiently through the internal chimney, driving heat directly to the cooking pot while burning the gasses and particulate matter.
Without the startup capital, expertise and help StoveTeam International arranged, we would not have been able to start our factory in Honduras. One of their teams of Rotarian volunteers helped set up our factory and trained the workers.
The volunteer trip made me realize the profound changes the Stove Team can achieve. I wasn’t aware how much wood is needed to cook on an open fire and how much deforestation is due to the practice of gathering wood. I was impressed to see how much wood can be saved using the Ecocina. Families that only used the Ecocina were using much less wood.
I love Latin America…I love meeting the people of the campo and speaking with them. I appreciate the chance to do a meaningful task that takes me into their homes and allows a bond of communication and mutual understanding to occur. I value the mission of StoveTeam to provide support to a local entrepreneur to produce and distribute stoves locally.
StoveTeam International helped me start a factory in El Salvador. We now employ 22 local workers and our factory has produced over 15,000 stoves that improve the lives of more than 120,000 people.
I like the new website. It gets right into the problems of cooking with open fires. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to building another factory to make a difference in many lives in Morelia, México. Que Dios los Bendiga.
I would like to continue participating, once or twice a year, year after year after year…as long as our job involves Kitchen Performance Tests or other significant, direct contact with villagers. It’s the most meaningful international volunteer work I’ve ever done.