The earthen rocket oven at Rancho Mastatal.
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Authors Rancho Mastatal
Location Costa Rica
Status Deployed
Instance of Earthen ovens
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The earthen rocket oven at Rancho Mastatal was originally built as a standard earthen oven. Overtime, they decided that the cooking style of the earthen oven did not fit their needs. Quicker cooking methods were needed. Instead of deconstructing the earthen oven, they decided to reconstruct it as an earthen rocket oven using principles from the rocket stove.

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The table below describes the components of the earthen rocket oven.

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This is the fuel shelf where the stove is fed with locally harvested fuel from a nearby mill.
This is the cooking shelf. A constant cross-sectional area is used throughout the oven - similar to a rocket stove.
The heat travels from the fuel shelf up to the cooking shelf.
Brick chimney with a cob mortar.
Inside view of the chimney.
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Keywords travel internships, earthen construction, improved cook stoves, cookers, stoves, food heating, rocket stoves, earthen ovens
SDG SDG07 Affordable and clean energy, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Justine Cook
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 6 pages link here
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Created September 11, 2014 by Justine Cook
Modified October 23, 2023 by Maintenance script
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