Berkeley-Darfur Stove "Cool Mesh"
Berkeley-Darfur Stove "Cool Mesh"
Manufacturer
Shri Hari Industries

The Berkeley-Darfur Stove is an advanced, high quality, metal (steel), fuel-efficient wood burning stove. It is mass-produced through high quality control procedures during manufacture and assembly. These measures are taken to keep costs down and to maintain optimal stove dimensions. As a result, this stove is believed to perform more consistently, transfer heat more efficiently and have a longer product life than the much cheaper improved mud stoves that dominate the fuel-efficient stove (FES) market in Darfur. The stove is fueled by firewood, the most traditional and common cooking fuel in Darfur, but it can also use wood scraps and twigs. Based on feedback from women in Darfur, the original stove Berkeley-Darfur Stove design was modified to be incased in a mesh to make the stove more attractive after use and to prevent burns. Slight modifications, such as a change in pot rod positioning have been made to accommodate Ethiopian pots and coffee roasting pans.

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unrated
Emissions
unrated
Efficiency
unrated
Indoor emissions
unrated
Safety
Information for consumers
Maximum pot capacity
15 L
Approximate lifetime
5 years
People fed per meal
4-8
Pot type accommodated
(Flat bottom/Round bottom)
Round bottom
Countries deployed
Ethiopia, Sudan
Common foods cooked
porridge, sauces, coffee, tea
Manufacturer's warranty available?
Yes
Warranty details
In Ethiopia, where this stove has already been piloted, we offer a warranty in the case of manufacturing fault within the first 6 months of use. Stoves damaged by poor handling and use cannot be repaired or replaced by this warranty. In Darfur, as with the Berkeley-Darfur Stove v14, we will offer customers that the stove will be repaired or replaced at our stove assembly shop in the case of manufacturing fault within the first year of use. Stoves damaged by poor handling and use cannot be repaired or replaced by this warranty. After 1 year, stoves may still be repaired for a fee.
General information
Manufactured in
India
Suggested retail price
USD 18-35
Dimensions (l/w/h)
813/432/305 mm
Weight
5.0 kg
Shipping dimensions
not available
Shipping weight
not available
Local assembly possible?
Yes
Materials needed for local assembly
stainless steel, wood, cast iron, mild steel
Includes instructions?
No
Other information
The stove is manufactured as flat-kits in India and then assembled locally. The design is owned by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and distributed by Potential Energy and its local partners. In Darfur, this stove is known by its name in Sudanese Arabic, Kanun Khamsa Dagaig, or “Five-Minute Stove.” This name was given to the stove by women in Darfur who were impressed with how much quicker it cooks their food than the traditional three-stone fire (ladaya). Based on feedback from women in Darfur, the mesh was added to make the stove more attractive and to prevent the stove from being hot to the touch.
Characteristics
Household, Portable, Rocket, Non-traditional, Pot skirt, Sunken pot
Fuels
Wood
Materials
Metal
Performance details