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Agnes Kalyonge, Wilson Irungu, Monica Mbinya,Lucy Ahie
About the publication
The aim of this project was to offer smart cooking solutions to the Kenyan population, specifically those connected to the grid. Knowledge and access to existing modern energy cooking solutions is key because this underpins a sustainable, improved healthy living and reduced environmental degradation.
Throughout the project we encouraged the use of electricity as an affordable alternative or addition to fuel stacking in households when cooking. There was a lack of knowledge as well as availability of efficient, affordable and energy saving cooking appliances in the market. Most Kenyans are aware of the electric hot plates which are very expensive to use because they draw too much electricity rendering them impractical for everyday cooking. On the other hand, almost all Kenyans we spoke to during the project were aware of the rice cookers and some of them have them in their houses.