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How Solo Stoves Work

cross section of the solo stove showing how the solo stove airflow system works
  • cooking ring

    Directs heat up and towards the center of your pot for maximized efficiency. The cooking ring also acts as a windscreen while still allowing oxygen to fuel the flame. The entire cooking ring can be packed into the stove body for compact storage.

  • secondary burn

    Vent holes near the top of the burn chamber allow preheated oxygen to fuel the flame resulting in a more complete combustion and a hotter fire with less smoke.

  • nichrome wire gate

    Allows oxygen to be fed directly to embers from below. This helps to burn biofuel faster and hotter while allowing spent ash to fall out of the process.

  • ash pan

    Catches loose ash and prevents it from clogging vital airflow. The ash pan also acts as a heat shield and prevents your stove from scorching the ground beneath it.

  • airflow

    Rising hot air, and the absence of oxygen created by the combustion process, pulls air through the bottom vent holes. This air movement fuels the fire at its base while also providing a boost of preheated air through the vent holes at the top of the burn chamber.

 




Built to Last

The Solo Stove is made by using a one piece construction process. This manufacturing process allows us to use state-of-the-art precision presses to form and shape solid pieces of high grade stainless steel. The outer shell of the Solo Stove is actually one entire piece of stainless steel with no seams or welds. The inner firebox and floating ashpan are also made using one piece construction. This eliminates the need for excessive welding and increases the overall strength and lifespan of the stove. Nichrome wire, which has a high melting point of 2552 degrees Fahrenheit, is used for the grate.

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