Fireless cookers are simple insulating containers that allow pots of food to continue to cook for an extended period of time after being removed from a heat source. This helps reduce the use of fuelwood, open fires and indoor air pollution.
Fireless cookers can be easily assembled using various readily-available materials. By reducing time spent on collecting firewood and attending an open fire, fireless cookers allow women more time to spend on income-generating and/or educational activities.
Based on information from a detailed monitoring survey carried out in 2020, it was confirmed that each fireless cooker saves an average of 0.74 metric tons of CO₂ per year.
The staple meals in Uganda and other African countries often require a long period of boiling. Fireless cookers act as slow cookers. In the morning, someone prepares a meal of stew or beans on a conventional fire, bringing it to boiling. They douse the fire and place the stew pot in the fireless cooker to cook slowly for a few hours. Women are freed up to go out to work and know that food will be ready to eat when the family returns home in the evening.
In addition, it prevents people from acquiring illnesses and diseases associated with eating cold food since they are rest assured that their food will be kept warm for at least 8 hours.
We have them in volumes for those who wish to buy one and there is an opportunity to train communities, groups and individuals on how to make them. They are affordable, clean and energy saving.
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