COMPARATIVE FUEL TESTING FOR THE PHILIPS STOVE (MODEL HD4012) – CAMBODIA

The Philips stove is a high performance, improved and clean cookstove. To evaluate its potential successful introduction in Cambodia, a variety of tests have been carried out, assessing its operation with locally available traditional and innovative fuel types and comparing it to traditional cookstoves and cooking practices. The stove has been tested with over 13 types of fuel, first qualitatively and then quantitatively through water boiling tests and controlled cooking tests. In all tests, the Philips stove performed better than the traditional cookstoves available in Cambodia, and its performances showed an impressive consistency through very low standard deviations of the average values obtained in the different tests.