This charcoal stove was originally designed as an alternative stove for people living in rural Nicaraguan communities. This small stove can be placed on top of a traditional Nicaraguan wood stove, giving the user the capability to cook with charcoal instead of wood. Since charcoal is cleaner burning than wood, this change can have a positive impact on the user's health.
The charcoal stove is presented here as an inexpensive and portable alternative to a traditional barbecue grill..
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Step 1: Gathering materials
Time: Once you have collected the materials, making a stove takes less than 3 hours
1. Sheet metal (10"x10' hot dipped galvanized flashing from Home Depot works well)
2. Wire (14 gauged galvanized wire from Home Depot works well)
1. Shears or scissors
3. Ruler and marker
4. Hammer and nail
5. Work gloves