Frequently Asked Questions

1. How economical and efficient are the stoves?

- The stoves are very efficient and economical because you only get to use a few pieces of charcoal for you to be able to cook.

2. How much charcoal does the stove consume?

- It depends on how much you are going to cook, but we assure you that you only need a few charcoals compared to charcoal stoves made out of metal/cement or any other kind of materials.

3. Do the stoves break because of heat?

- The stoves break when you drop them but they will never break because of heat. The firebricks are specially designed for and to insulate heat.

4. What is the ideal type of charcoal?

- Denser/heavier quality charcoals are preferred than lighter ones but the stoves can use all types and quality of charcoal.

5. What types of charcoal can be used?

- You can use any kind of wood charcoal, briquette or coconut shell charcoal. Do not use charcoal that is partially carbonized (coal that is still partially wood which produces soot and smoke when heated).

6. Where do we buy charcoal?

- You may buy from public markets. As much as possible, buy by the sack to save on cost.

7. How does it differ from LPG stoves?

- It is different from LPG fueled stoves because charcoal as fuel is cheaper. Also, our products are economical because of the lessened use of charcoals due to the very high heat insulating property of our stoves.

8. How does it differ from other charcoal fueled stoves?

- Our products are more economical because of the lessened use of charcoals due to the very high heat insulating property of our stoves as compared to metal stoves that doesn't contain heat well.

9. What do we do when there's smoke coming out of the stove?

- Check the fire box. The smoke is most likely coming from pieces of partially carbonized charcoal that are still raw. Remove these to prevent soot buildup on brick walls.

10. How much weight and kaldero (pot, cauldron, kettle) size can the stoves handle?

- The weight doesn't matter because the base outline of the stoves are made out of cast iron metals. The stoves can handle a 14x14" pot size.

11. How much charcoal does it need to cook?

- It really depends on what kind of charcoal you would use. Technically, from our experience we only need 150 grams of charcoal to cook 1kg of rice (half full of the stove).

12. What is the difference between RS model and RPO model?

- The RPO model is more convenient to use because of the pull-out feature that lets you refill charcoal with ease rather than taking out the pot/pan every time you need to refill with charcoal.

13. What is the difference between DRPO and TRPO model features?

- Clearly the TRPO has the fan/blower feature for high pressure cooking. Both have side air vent/s and has a stainless cover on top for shut-off purposes. Instead of pouring water, you take the oxygen out inside the stove with the stainless cover.

14. How long does it take to light up and be ready for cooking? (gaano ka tagal ang pag papabaga ng uling)?

- With our easy steps to light up the stove, with the TRPO model you can already cook in 1minute. For other models, you can cook within 2-3minutes depending on how much charcoal soaked in denatured alcohol you put in.

15. Can we also grill (Ihaw) foods with the use of stoves?

- Of course, but your space is limited compared to products that are really for grilling.

16. How many wattage does the TRPO model's blower/fan have?

- The TRPO model's blower/fan has only 2 wattage that doesn't consume large amount of electricity.

17. Does the TRPO model's blower/fan has to be kept running every time we're using it?

- No, the blower/fan is only used on starting to light up the charcoal faster and for high pressure cooking.

18. When we put in the stainless cover after cooking with DRPO and TRPO model, does it preserve the charcoal inside?

- Yes it does. Since there won't be any oxygen going in the stove, the charcoals will be preserved and can be used again for the next time that you will cook.