EcoZoom’s Zoom Versa is a fabulous, durable, efficient stove renowned for its versatility. It’s one of the ‘old school’ rocket stoves, with cast-iron top and thick insulation. Tried and tested design over many years across Africa.
EcoZoom’s Versa Stove can burn wood, charcoal, or dried biomass. The Versa is a great option for those wanting cook fuel options while still providing the same EcoZoom durability.
A fully insulated vertical combustion chamber forces gases to mix with flames when in use, decreasing harmful emissions whilst giving tremendous fuel efficiency. The combustion chamber and top door insulation is lined with a refractory metal to provide ultimate durability. Both the main combustion chamber door and the damper door (bottom door) have reinforced metal frames with hinges that serve to securely close the doors and regulate airflow.
Lastly, the Versa features EcoZoom’s newly designed three-prong stove top and stainless steel handles. The new flattened prongs decrease the chance of chipping the cast iron top while still offering the ability to cook with a flat or rounded bottom pot/pan.
The new rigid stainless steel handles are covered with silicone grips to ensure they stay cool even when the stove is hot – great for shaking out the ash.
Adding adjustable doors to a Rocket stove allows for control of the air that enters the fire to speed up or slow down the rate of gas air combustion. More air is needed to start a cold fire and to create a hot fire initially. Once the fire is going, partially closing the bottom door limits the air, increases heat transfer to the pot and reduces harmful emissions.
Also available is the EcoZoom Power Ring which significantly increases the efficiency of your EcoZoom rocket stove. It is attached to the side of your cooking pot or kettle and creates a channel for the hot flue gases from the stove. These move up against the side of the pot transferring more of their precious heat to the contents. The Power ring also acts as a windshield, further improving the overall efficiency. Adding this wind-shield increases the efficiency of the stove by 25%.
The ring is adjustable in diameter and is designed only for use with the EcoZoom stove. Made of galvanised steel throughout.
Checkout this interesting article on the impact of insulating cooking pots which relates directly to the use of the Power Ring.
Power Ring weighs 0.5kg and measures 26cm (adjustable) Diameter and 10cm Height.
- Shipping Weight: 8.6kg
- Refractory metal combustion chamber
- Two internal grates to hold both wood and charcoal
- Two hinged doors
- 3-prong universal cast iron stove top and stainless steel handles
- Stick support
Instructions may be downloaded from here