Ecozoom cooking stoves are designed and recognized for outstanding resistance in harsh conditions. We have been in touch with our customers since the beginning of Ecozoom USA.
EcoZoom started selling stoves in June 2011, which means that our first batch of efficient burners is over ten years old. Undoubtedly, they have fought some serious battles: hikers and camping enthusiasts are not known to avoid snow, rain, sun and ice. So how do older stoves last?
Jake is an EcoZoom customer who wrote a brilliant review for Ecozoom Dura (Dura is the trade name for Ecozoom GREEN in the Americas). In ten years, he continues to use the stove to fry fish, cook steaks and even heat water for various household needs. Although he often uses the Ecozoom rocket stove, it is still in excellent condition.
“Maintenance is easy. If it has rained and in any situation where the cast iron dish rack has been exposed to moisture, we recommend lubricating it with a little oil, using a cloth or paper towels. When using the Ecozoom wood stove, I always place a sheet of aluminum foil under the pan or pot I cook with. This keeps the soot away from the bottom of the pan, making it easier to clean ”.
Over the years, we have learned a few little tricks that help you keep your Ecozoom rocket stove at its best performance, despite the harshest conditions of use you may be subjected to. One of the things that makes the Ecozoom economical burner unique is the cast iron lid / support. Cast iron is a very robust, heavy and almost indestructible metal. It is very well known because it is often used to make pans and cauldrons. Cast iron is what makes our stoves so durable and resilient, but the modules in which you treat them are essential to their lives.
Do not use too harsh soap, detergent or cleaning products. Take a damp cloth without soap and wipe the body of the stove after each use. To get rid of those stubborn pieces of food that could have spilled from the pan, rub coarse sea salt over them and wipe them with a cloth. Be sure to dry the cast iron lid before storing the Ecozoom burner in the trunk or closet. The cast iron element is covered with a layer of anti-rust paint which, with frequent and prolonged use, will eventually burn. However, you can keep the cast iron item from rusting by caring for it as you would a frying pan or cast iron skillet by seasoning it. Seasoning works both to make the iron non-stick - in the case of pans and pans - and to protect it from rust. You can use various oils, but we recommend linseed oil.
Store the Ecozoom rocket stove in a dry place. If you will not use it for extended periods of time, it is best to wrap it in newspapers and keep it in the cardboard box it came with. Another great option for storage is in a paint or metal bucket, if you have one available in the warehouse.
The elements of nature can be harsh for some outdoor equipment, making them look worn over time. The Ecozoom coating protects the stove from corrosive moisture and rust, while helping to preserve the original color after hours of cooking at high temperatures. However, some of our users have reported that the paint has come off the bottom of the Ecozoom stove. This happens when the embers have not been removed from the combustion chamber and are left to go out on their own inside the stove. To avoid unsightly damage to the paint, be sure to remove the embers after you have finished cooking.
Do you have any other tips for maintaining the Ecozoom cooking stove? We would be glad to hear from you! Send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on your findings.
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