Introduction: DIY Super Pot for Rocket Stoves

Executive Summary: Keep your hands clean and upgrade the efficiency of your rocket stove with this DIY Double Walled cook pot inspired by the StoveTec SuperPot. This video shows you how to make your own cheaply.

Look around the internet and you'll see rocket stove after rocket stove that has neglected to include a pot skirt to achieve that efficiency that made rocket stoves famous. Luckily the bright folks at StoveTec came up with a solution. It's a double walled pot that sits on a rocket stoves and increases heat transfer. Check it out on their website:

This Instructable will show you how to make your own with scrap materials. Not only will it make your stove more efficient but it will also keeps your hands cleaner as only the inner wall becomes charred.

Full Disclosure: I'm not affiliated with StoveTec in anyway, I'm just a fan of their great ideas.

Step 1: You Will Need...


-Two thin walled cooking pots, one with a smaller diameter and height than the other

-Grease or lard to cool drilling

-Masking tape

-Marker or pencil


-Angle Grinder, Dremel with cut off wheel or a hack saw for the particularly hearty characters


-Drill bits capable of drilling metal, smaller size

-Drill bits capable of drilling metal, larger size at least 1/2"

-Sand paper

-Screw driver for marking

-Pliers, channel locks or vice grips


-PPE: Gloves, eye and hearing protection

-Vice or clamp

Step 2: Follow Video Instructions

I tried my hand at making a how-to video with iMovie. Hopefully it's clear and easy to follow. Let me know how I did in the comments below.

Want to get more out of your rocket stoves? Check out my other Instructable on how to make better Rocket Stoves with a FREE tool.

Step 3: Key Point

Measurements will vary depending on your pot selection. However, the key is to ensure that there is at least 1/2" of clearance under the smaller pot for heat and smoke to travel. Otherwise your super pot with snuff out the fire.