HomeJPAIR Multidisciplinary Research Journalvol. 12 no. 1 (2013)

Development of Energy Saving Multi-Fuel Cooking Stove

Jesus Garcia | Manuel A. Bajet Jr.



The Philippines is typical of many developing countries where the majority of the population has low income. With the present economic crisis happening due   to the increase of oil prices, housewives are very much worried in budgeting family expenditures. They find hard to budget the day to day needs of the family. Thus, the need to design and develop a low consuming, multiple feed cooking stove, yet comparably performs with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), kerosene and electric stove, would somehow ease the day to day expenditure. Energy Saver Multi-Fed Cooking Stove was structured and made up of scrap iron bars sheet and a pipe welded together. It has a chimney and an ash tray.  Multi- Fuel in the sense that it can be fuelled  with firewood, charcoal like corn cobs, tobacco stalks, and others which were usually burned when the farmers lack knowledge in making use into fertilizer. Qualitative testing was done in cooking different food was done to identify the cooking fuel consumption. Using firewood is more economical in cooking with rice, vegetable dishes, boiling of fruits and root crops. While cooking meat and frying fish, charcoal is also more economical. In cooking different foods, it is significantly different from one another of fuel material. This implies that all the fuel materials are significantly different in terms of cooking different foods. Furthermore, cooking different foods is significantly different in all cooking stoves like LPG, kerosene, clay and electric stove.