The E-Cooker is a non-electric and portable slow cooker. The E-Cooker slow cooks food by retaining the heat from an initial simmer on a stove. This allows users to cook food for up to 12 hours without the need for fuel or electricity. Made from recycled insulation materials from cooler and refrigeration products, the E-Cooker is housed within a wicker basket, and comes in several different sizes, including family and institutional-sized models.
Slow cooking with insulation materials greatly reduces the amount of energy needed to adequately cook any variety of foods. The E-Cooker can reduce fuel consumption (gas, wood, charcoal, etc) by up to 70%, saving families money and reducing dependence on fuels that create negative health and environmental impacts. Since the E-Cooker does not require an energy source beyond the initial simmer of food, users can devote their time to productive activities, rather than monitoring and tending to a simmering pot.
The E-Cooker can also be used in conjunction with clean cookstoves, for maximum energy efficiency and health benefits.
The E-Cooker is manufactured in El Salvador and is currently distributed throughout Central America. The E-Cooker is also available for purchase online, and retails at $20 for a family-sized unit.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America
Price range (USD): 20 to 50 USD (in bulk)
Available online: yes
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes
Dimensions: 470 x 470 x 220 mm
Weight: 1.35 kg