The Arivi Stove is a wick-type domestic paraffin stove for low-income households. It is designed to be safe, clean and affordable to buy and to use. The Arivi Stove has a substantial maximum power output of 1.6kW with a burner efficiency of 85% and an overall cooking efficiency of 60%. The 2.5 liter fuel tank provides an long cooking time while carefully designed airflow over the tank keeps the fuel temperature safely at 37 degrees Celsius and most of the outside housing remains safe to touch. The Arivi Stove will not ignite or explode when knocked over. The flame self-extinguishes immediately when the stove is tilted.
In South Africa 60,000 people a year are injured due to paraffin related incidents. Many of these incidents are caused by unsafe paraffin appliances. We would like to inform the 5 million people in South Africa who mainly use paraffin to cook with that there is a safe and clean paraffin stove available in South Africa that can enable them to use paraffin for cooking in a safe manner.
The stove is inexpensive to buy but also cooks food quickly at high power, using 30% less fuel to cook a meal than other stoves. The safety features of the stove meet the stringent South African SANS 1906 national standard fully. The flame is extinguished if the stove is knocked over. The stove is clean burning, reducing the unpleasant smell of paraffin while eliminating smoke, so that users and children suffer from fewer respiratory ailments. Importantly, the clean-burning stove produces less than 25% of the amount of carbon monoxide required by law.
Stage of development: ready for serial production
Eva’s burner automatically shuts off when the stove is lifted, moved, tilted or when the fuel cap is opened. The stove does not leak paraffin even when shaken and a cool-touch wall separates the burner from the fuel cap and the user’s hands.
The burner runs at a high overall cooking efficiency at all power settings and maintains consistent power of 1.5kW for over 500 hours in continuous testing.