Since 2013, BURN’s JikokoaTM charcoal cookstove has been Kenya’s best-selling and top-rated stove for fuel efficiency and durability.
The company now has launched the Jikokoa Xtra, the newest stove which is a complete reimagining of the original Jikokoa design.
Coming after eight years of design, testing and market research, The Jikokoa Xtra addresses feedback from distributors and customers for a bigger charcoal cookstove.
“The Xtra is the largest, strongest and most durable stove we’ve ever built. Among its design features is a cast-iron cooking top, reinforced handles, rubber feet, texturized side body construction, and newly-designed pot supporters which provide greater cooking stability and can accommodate larger pots.”
Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes the durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves.
The stoves also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.
“With more than 460,000 stoves sold since 2013, BURN has established itself as the most trusted jiko brand thanks to our unwavering commitment to innovative research and design, manufacturing excellence, and customer care.”
BURN is the only jiko company which manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility.
“We are extremely proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and support a workforce which is 60 per cent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”
The company says that their JikokoaTM and JikokoaTM Xtra reduce fuel expenses by more than 50 per cent, which is especially pertinent to Kenya given the recent logging ban and subsequent effects on charcoal supply/costs to end-user consumers.
Jikokoa Xtra joins a long list of other innovations among them KuniokoaTM hailed as the world’s most fuel-efficient natural draft wood stove.
It offers families a safe, clean and economical alternative to cooking with wood.
Another item is the BURN Kamata introduced in August 2018.
“The sufuria gripper is our first product entry in the cooking accessory marketplace.”
BURN has on-the-ground operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Somaliland, and has distribution experience in many other countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Central America and Asia.
In Tanzania, the jikos are available at Givewatts East Africa, Green Light planet and Choppies supermarket.