KuniTatu - Three Stick Stove
KuniTatu - Three Stick Stove
Locally manufactured

The stove is furnished with a chimney, which is vital when cooking is done in unventilated kitchens. Calculations show that the stove can be sold on commercial terms for $ 11 $ to $ 13 - depending on the size of stove wanted and possible transportation costs. Few tools are needed to cast the stove parts. The stove parts do not need firing after they are cast. No kiln is needed to make the stove. Therefore, the stoves can be made locally by the local women since burnt bricks and cement are available. The stove parts are immediately assembled and held together by a piece of wire. No metal is needed for the chimney since it is made from the same material as the rest of the stove. The chimney can easily be pulled out of its socket for cleaning and it does not corrode. - In the photo the chimney block with the chimney is in place. The combustion chamber is seen inside the kitchen hut. For further information see: www.improved-stovesandchimney.com

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Information for consumers
Maximum pot capacity
12 L
Approximate lifetime
2 years
People fed per meal
Pot type accommodated
(Flat bottom/Round bottom)
Countries deployed
Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Common foods cooked
maize porridge - meat
Manufacturer's warranty available?
Warranty details
The combustion chamber can be replaced if it cracks within the first year.
General information
Manufactured in
Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania
Suggested retail price
USD 11-13
Dimensions (l/w/h)
400/280/260 mm
21.0 kg
Shipping dimensions
not available
Shipping weight
22.0 kg
Local assembly possible?
Materials needed for local assembly
Locally made bricks that are crushed and mixed with cement, ratio 3,5 : 1 and three different moulds made of sewage pipes of different dimensions. Dividers are placed inside the mould for the combustion chamber to cast two semi-circular halves.
Includes instructions?
Other information
A business model is developed: The stove groups get three bags of cement to make the first 18 stoves for sale. The groups themselves provide the burnt bricks for production. The stove groups have formed out of local VLSA groups. The groups pay themselves for extra cement when needed from the money they get from sales. The surplus is divided among the members. Basically, the stove is constructed to be used with firewood inside kitchens. It has a horizontal piece of chimney connected to the chimney block outside the kitchen wall. At the top of the block the vertical chimney is placed. The stove can easily be turned into a stove for charcoal.
Non-traditional, Household, Portable, Side-feed, Ceramic-lined, Chimney
Charcoal, Crop residues, Wood
Brick, Cement
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