BURTON, Wash. — Two years ago Bridget and Roger Lehet were living on a 30-foot boat with their daughter in what they thought was absolute poverty. Out of necessity they invented a multi-fueled wood cook stove, originally designed for the boat, but also perfect for any small space such as yurts, RVs, cabins, or any other place where portable heating and cooking are required.
The stove’s compact design, measuring 30 inches tall with a 10-inch diameter, allows it to be installed with very little footprint, while its burn technology offers plenty of useable heat with little to no visible emission, said Bridget Lehet.
One of the key features which make this stove unique is its portability. Weighing only 80 pounds, and utilizing a 3-inch chimney system vented through the RV’s roof, this complete unit can be deployed in minutes, possibly for disaster relief efforts.
Another unique feature is the patent-pending secondary combustion system which recycles exhaust gasses from the primary fire by re-burning them at temperatures of up to 1,600 F which completely incinerates all carcinogenic smoke particles before they become pollution, she explained.
This also allows the Kimberly Stove to operate on very little fuel. For winter heating, a 5-pound extruded sawdust log will provide enough heat to keep the average boat or RV warm and cozy for at least 8 hours, and provide more than 1,100 F for cooking.
For spring and fall use, one pound of standard charcoal will run this stove at a lower heat range for up to 12 hours.
Flexibility of fuel types is another unique feature of the Kimberly stove. The firebox and all areas of high temperature and corrosive exposure are constructed completely of type 316L high temperature stainless steel.
“This allows users to select fuels other stoves can’t burn such as salt water drift wood, charcoal and coal,” said Bridget. “Soon we will be able to offer the ability to use pellets, gasses and oils, such as bio diesel.
“We firmly believe that the Kimberly Stove can and will have a huge impact globally,” she explained. “Our aim is to address key issues with green technology which will also provide jobs while caring for our environment.”
For more information, call 206.293.2035.
SOURCE: Kimberly Stove press release