Obama Stove
Obama Stove
Locally manufactured

The construction of each stove is 100% handmade. It starts with cutting out the pattern from the tin stock. Then by hammer, and anything the workers can use as an anvil, they hammer the tin into the creases and folds needed. Next, the hammered tin is riveted in key points to ensure high quality and durability. The ceramic insert is placed inside the shell and it is riveted around the top. This is to secure the insert so that it cannot fall out and it stays in place. The four stove top pot holders are riveted onto all sides around the top, as well as the two handles and the door and latch are riveted into place. During this process, decorative dimples and gold spray paint adorn it to give it some good looks. http://youtu.be/6MZJ2yU7IIE

IWA tiers of performance
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Indoor emissions
Information for consumers
Maximum pot capacity
not available
Approximate lifetime
3 years
People fed per meal
Pot type accommodated
(Flat bottom/Round bottom)
Countries deployed
Common foods cooked
not available
Manufacturer's warranty available?
Warranty details
not available
General information
Manufactured in
Suggested retail price
On the market
Dimensions (l/w/h)
not available
8.0 kg
Shipping dimensions
not available
Shipping weight
not available
Local assembly possible?
Materials needed for local assembly
not available
Includes instructions?
Other information
These stoves not only provide employment opportunities for the local population, they allow enterprising people to open their own businesses using them or selling them, thereby earning a livelihood for themselves and their families. For more information, visit: http://www.greenenergywithoutborders.org
Non-traditional, Household, Portable, Ceramic-lined
Cement, Metal
Performance details
IWA emissions  
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
IWA high power CO 13.25 g/MJ-del 13.25 g/MJ-del 1
IWA high power PM 86.27 mg/MJ-del 86.27 mg/MJ-del 1
IWA low power CO 0.03 g/min/L 0.03 g/min/L 1
IWA low power PM 0.21 mg/min/L 0.21 mg/min/L 1
IWA efficiency  
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
IWA high power thermal efficiency 34.0 % 34.0 % 1
IWA low power specific consumption 0.008 MJ/min/L 0.008 MJ/min/L 1
IWA indoor emissions  
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
IWA high power indoor CO 0.63 g/min 0.63 g/min 1
IWA low power indoor CO 0.16 g/min 0.16 g/min 1
IWA high power indoor PM 4.08 mg/min 4.08 mg/min 1
IWA low power indoor PM 0.97 mg/min 0.97 mg/min 1
Safety metrics
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
Sharp edges and points rating 3.0 3.0 1
Cookstove tipping rating 4.0 4.0 1
Containment of fuel rating 4.0 4.0 1
Obstructions near cooking surface rating 4.0 4.0 1
Surface temperature rating 1.0 1.0 1
Heat transmission to surroundings rating 4.0 4.0 1
Temperature of operational construction rating 3.0 3.0 1
Chimney shielding rating 4.0 4.0 1
Flames surrounding cookpot rating 4.0 4.0 1
Flames or fuel exiting chamber rating 4.0 4.0 1
Total safety score 91.0 points 91.0 points 1