by Allen Dong, Larry Fisher, Mark Kamiya, Annie Souter

Issue: 33

Journal section: General Articles
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Received: 2010-10-05


The typical woodstove used for cooking in Nicaragua, illustrated below, is a cement trough that contains an open fire, with metal straps suspended over the trough to support cooking pots. Since there is no chimney, most of the smoke exhausts into the kitchen. This type of cookstove can be improved by building a cover over the top of the cement trough using clay tiles and cement, and leaving round openings as seats for the cooking pots. The pot seats are strengthened by metal rings made from car-wheel rims, which also provide structural support for the surrounding cement and tiles...

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