BioLite HomeStove
BioLite HomeStove
Manufacturer

Designed for the 3 billion people worldwide who cook on smoky, open fires, the BioLite HomeStove is a low-cost, high-quality biomass cookstove that provides users with on-demand electricity capable of charging mobile phones and LED lights through an on-board USB port.

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unrated
Emissions
unrated
Efficiency
unrated
Indoor emissions
unrated
Safety
Information for consumers
Maximum pot capacity
10 L
Approximate lifetime
5 years
People fed per meal
5-10
Pot type accommodated
(Flat bottom/Round bottom)
Both
Countries deployed
Ghana, India, Uganda
Common foods cooked
India: A wide range of North and South Indian dishes, including roti, rice, dal, lentils, potato ; Sub-Saharan Africa: Rice, beans, corn meal (posho / uguali/ fufu), Millet (kalo), plantain, green banana (matoke), potato, sweet potato, cassava
Manufacturer's warranty available?
Yes
Warranty details
1 year limited product warranty: BioLite, LLC warrants that the BioLite HomeStove will be free from defects in workmanship and materials under normal use for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date.
General information
Manufactured in
China
Suggested retail price
USD 40-70
Dimensions (l/w/h)
270/270/310 mm
Weight
8.0 kg
Shipping dimensions
355/335/345 mm
Shipping weight
8.0 kg
Local assembly possible?
No
Includes instructions?
No
Other information
USB Power Output: Peak: 1.5W @ 5V

Compatible Devices: Powers most USB-chargeable devices including LED lights and mobile phones

Charging Time: 20 minutes of charging provides 60 minutes of talk time (based on Nokia 101 - charging times vary by device and by strength of fire)

Boil Time: 5 minutes to boil 1 liter of water, 20 minutes to boil 5 liters. (varies based on strength of fire)

Characteristics
Fan, Thermoelectric generator, Non-traditional, Household, Portable, Side-feed, Pot skirt
Fuels
Crop residues, Dung, Wood
Materials
Metal
Performance details
CCT/UCT metrics
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
Specific consumption (fuel) 114.0 g fuel/kg food 114.0 g fuel/kg food 1
Time to cook food 51.0 min 51.0 min 1
Test Conditions Metrics
Metric Min value Max value Number of tests
Weight remaining char 116.0 g 116.0 g 1