Fireless Cooker

Practical Action

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Solution Overview & Benefits

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 such as baskets or wood boxes for the container, and straw, hay, cloth or sand for insulation. 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.

A do-it-yourself assembly guide for local manufacture is provided by Practical Action, and available on the solution provider's website, below.

History & Development

While the fireless cooker is not a new invention, and has been used for years, traditional use has waned in many developing regions.


Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes

Additional Information

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