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Kenya Ceramic Jiko

This is a Project. It is dated 1982–83. Its medium is ceramic lining, metal rings.

The Kenya Ceramic Jiko is a portable charcoal stove which, with proper use and maintenance, can reduce fuel consumption by 30-50%, saving the consumer money, reducing toxic gas and particulate matter, and resulting in better overall heath for the user. The stove is now used in over 50% of all urban homes and 16% of rural homes in Kenya and is spreading to neighboring African countries.

  • Sugarcane Charcoal
  • bagasse (waste product fibers left after the juice has been squeezed from....
  • DO90.002

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (Small): 15.2 × 24.1 cm (6 in. × 9 1/2 in.) H x diam. (Standard): 17.8 × 27.9 cm (7 × 11 in.) H x diam. (Medium): 22.9 × 30.5 cm (9 × 12 in.) H x diam. (Large): 29.2 × 38.1 cm (11 1/2 in. × 15 in.) H x diam. (Extra large): 35.6 × 43.2 cm (14 × 17 in.)

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