A rocket oven is economical and environment-friendly.
A rocket oven is economical and environment-friendly.

More and more people are using rocket ovens nowadays. For one, they’re relatively inexpensive than regular ovens. To add to that, they are also good for the environment. They increase fuel efficiency without increasing harmful emissions. In a sense, they help slow down climate change.

This may come useful in times of emergency.
This may come useful in times of emergency.

In some countries where wood fuel is scarce, rocket ovens help save lives. And they’re easy to build, too. You may not need it now but you can sure use one in times of emergency.

So why not make your own and reap the benefits of having a rocket oven?

Materials:

  • Dome mold (you may use a wok)
  • 20 standard 8x8x16 cement blocks
  • Plastic
  • 6” stove pipe and elbow
  • 25-lb castable refractory
  • 4 gallons perlite
  • 1/4 inch HardiBaker cement board
  • Plywood
  • 10 common red bricks
  • 5 fire bricks
  • Recycled barbecue grate

Tools:

  • saw

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Thanks to woodfiredpizza for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here