Burn is a cook stove manufacturer based in Kenya. They aim to develop and pilot a ‘guaranteed perfect meal’ electric pressure cooker with features for the revolution of the electric cooking solution in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Burn is developing a new and revolutionary EPC technology, that will benefit all income groups and improve health outcomes and prevent environmental degradation. An EPC can deliver 78% cost reduction for cooking traditional foods, while reducing cooking time by up to 75%. The average Kenyan household currently spends about £0.78/day on cooking fuels while an EPC can do many of the same tasks for £0.20. This makes the payback period for the technology within 4-5 months, when EPCs perform the majority of cooking tasks. Unfortunately, current EPC designs are not adapted to the current challenges of the SSA grid, such as brown outs, black outs and inconsistent voltage. Burn has identified several key technological features to accommodate for this weak and grid context. Burn will build on its current 23 home pilots and develop these ‘guaranteed perfect meal’ EPC features thereby preparing for the commercialization of a revolutionary, made in Kenya, electric cooking solution.
Their project is due to complete in February 2021.