EcoZoom is changing the way people cook, literally, across the world. They’ve made outdoor cooking healthier, eco-friendly, and more efficient. These rocket stoves are great for camping, prepping, emergency preparedness and off-the-grid living.
Benefits of the EcoZoom stoves
Unlike other methods used for outdoor cooking, EcoZoom rocket stoves don’t run on gas or propane. You can use charcoal, solid biomass or firewood for cooking on these stoves, depending on the model. This is convenient as you can often find natural materials wherever you are. These stoves are extremely popular among survivalists and backpackers because they don’t require lengthy preparation for getting a meal ready.
Highly durable and fuel efficient, EcoZoom rocket stoves rate well for their safety features. They are easy to use, easy to clean, and portable. They have silicone grips for carrying, so you can safely move the stoves if you needed to.
Types of EcoZoom rocket stoves
- Versa: Uses wood, dried biomass, or charcoal
- Dura: You can use wood and dried biomass
- Zoom Jet: Uses charcoal
Although this stove is extremely efficient when running on wood, using charcoal allows for a more controlled experience while cooking.
One of the biggest highlights of the Versa is its fully insulated combustion chamber. It’s insulated with high quality refractory metal. The chamber’s design ensures the smokes/gases mix well with the flame. This feature helps keep the harmful emissions very low. It also increases the stove’s fuel efficiency.
The Versa stove is durable. It has reinforced metal door frames as well.
EcoZoom Versa dimensions
- Weight: 14.25 lbs
- Height: 9.5″
- Diameter (top): 11.2″
The big difference between the Versa and the Dura is the Dura doesn’t use charcoal. Both stoves offer great quality and are easy-to-use.
EcoZoom Dura dimensions
- Weight: 10.25 lbs
- Height: 9.5″
- Diameter (top): 10.2″
EcoZoom Jet Economy Stove
This is their newest stove. It too has rocket stove technology. You can only use charcoal when using this model.
While not a rocket stove and not designed to be portable, the Plancha deserves mention as it’s a popular model for cabins, outdoor kitchens, and larger families. It is ideal for off-the-grid living and for emergencies.
EcoZoom designed the Plancha based on the same technology used for making the Versa. However, unlike the Versa, the Plancha has two burners.
- Plancha: Can use wood, dried biomass, or charcoal
The stove has been designed keeping in mind the necessities of people who are familiar with Mexican wood stoves. One of the biggest pluses of this stove is its 8 foot chimney. The chimney helps in keeping the cooking area free from harmful emissions. There’s a spot in the back of the stove to dry wet wood or biomass.
You can fire up both of the combustion chambers together if you are cooking several items. However, for small cooking tasks, using just one of the chambers works too.
The Plancha is a perfect stove for an outdoor kitchen or cabin. It is not designed to be portable.
Dimensions of the Plancha
- Weight: 82 lbs
- Stove height: 12″
- Chimney height: 8′
- Stove width: 18 x 22″
It’s true that at 82 pounds, it cannot be moved from place to place easily. However, if you are at home and want off-grid cooking, this is the product you should opt for.
Pot Skirt for EcoZoom
A pot skirt is basically a metal ring that you secure around a pot’s bottom before putting it on the stove. The ring helps EcoZoom rocket stoves to work more efficiently. With all EcoZoom stoves, you need to purchase the pot skirt separately. You can use it with pans as well.
Using a pot skirt ensures the heat concentrates both on the pot’s sides and on the bottom. By preventing the heat from escaping, the product increases the rocket stove’s efficiency by as much as 25 percent.
Cast Iron Frying Pan
A quality frying pan will enable you to fry eggs, freshly captured fish, or veggies when cooking outdoors on a rocket stove. Cast iron is known for its excellent heat retention properties. This means EcoZoom’s Cast Iron Frying Pan would help keep your food warm.
Core technology of EcoZoom rocket stoves
All the EcoZoom stoves sport an innovative rocket stove design. The internal combustion chambers of these stoves have been designed to encourage the smokes/gases to blend well with the flame. This results in a more complete and cleaner burn.
Thanks to the fully-insulated structures, these stoves burn 60% less fuel compared to open fire cooking. In addition, they produce 70% less smoke. Another great thing about EcoZoom’s technology is the stoves’ exteriors never become dangerously hot. This minimizes the chance of burns.
EcoZoom products in developing countries
More than 3 billion people across the world don’t have access to gas or electricity. Their only option is to cook using biomass, which often results in use of inefficient and unhealthy fires. It’s unhealthy for them as well as for our planet. It also contributes to deforestation.
Every day, women and children in developing nations spend hours gathering fuel. This stops them from concentrating on other essential activities. Also, many families in these parts of the world spend as much as 30% of their total monthly earnings on fuel. This often leads to energy poverty.
EcoZoom brings solutions to developing countries with these efficient outdoor stoves.
These rocket stoves are safer, healthier and eco-friendly. These stoves make life easier people all over the world.