EcoZoom's Zoom Versa was named for its versatility. It’s a durable rocket stove that can burn wood, dried biomass or charcoal. The Zoom Versa can give off 23,000 BTUs of power, more than many propane stoves, and the temperature of the stove is easy to control making it ideal for temperature sensitive tasks like canning.
The Zoom Versa features an abrasion resistant and durable ceramic combustion chamber with a 10 cm in diameter vertical section that forces the gases to mix with the flame, decreasing harmful emissions. It has a refractory metal liner to the inside of the combustion chamber that protects the ceramic insulation, increases the life of the stove, and improves combustion efficiency. The 6-pronged cast iron stovetop improves heat transfer to any kind of pot including round bottom pots and woks. This stove features hinged combustion chamber doors enabling for an effortless conversion from wood to charcoal fuels.
Feed wood fuel into the big door. Use the small lower door to control the flow of air into the fire (which lowers emissions). When burning charcoal, close the big door and control the rate of burn by opening and closing the lower door. Adding adjustable doors to a rocket stove allows for control of the air that enters the fire to speed up or slow down the rate of combustion. More air is needed to start a cold fire and to create a hot fire initially. Once the fire is going, partially closing the bottom door limits the air, increases heat transfer to the pot and reduces harmful emissions.
Every EcoZoom stove comes with an adjustable galvanized steel pot skirt (or fuel saving ring). The pot skirt allows you to cook in less time and use less fuel because it forces the heat and gases up the sides of the pot rather than allowing them to escape out the sides. Place pot on the cooking table beside the already lit stove. Put pot skirt around pot and adjust to fit tight. The pot skirt has built in spacers to allow the perfect amount of air to pass through. Place pot and pot skirt on stovetop and push pot skirt down with potholder until it touches the stovetop. If your pot is larger than the size of the stovetop, do not use the pot skirt.
- Refractory metal combustion chamber
- Abrasion-resistant, lightweight ceramic insulation
- Two internal grates to hold both wood and charcoal
- Two hinged doors with reinforced metal frames
- 6-pronged universal cast iron stove top
- Stick support
- Painted sheet metal body
- Plastic and steel handles
- Comes with an adjustable galvanized steel pot skirt
The Zoom Versa comes in a hexagonal box and has a shipping weight of 26.75lbs.
- Stove: D-11 in H-12 1/2 in
- Upper Door: W-4 1/2 in H-2 3/8 in
- Lower Door: W-2 3/8 in. H-1 3/8 in
EcoZoom stoves are safe, easy and fun to use for outdoor cooking. The outside of the stove stays cool to the touch when use is under an hour. The stove is quick to light, easy to maintain the flame and simple to clean up. When using wood the best fuel is laying on the ground all around you, making it fun for children to gather twigs and participant in the cooking. (It’s also great for roasting marshmallows!)
Using an advanced rocket stove design, the Zoom Versa is a flex fuel stove that can cook a whole chicken with 10 charcoal briquettes or a meal with a handful of twigs from the backyard.
The EcoZoom stove travels well in a 5-gallon bucket with lid from the hardware store. The bucket protects the stove, makes it stackable and allows extra room to store kindling and matches. It is also easy to clean in case ash gets into.
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For many the EcoZoom stove is an essential part of their emergency preparation plan and kits. The stove is small, easy to store and fuel for it is all around you. EcoZoom stoves use up to 60% less wood than an open fire and decrease smoke and harmful emissions by 70%.
In an emergency, the supple of fuel can be interrupted. If you’re cooking with gas fuels, you may run out before the emergency is over. As it can become costly and cumbersome to store large amounts of propane, the EcoZoom stove can be seen as a lower cost, more secure option.
If planning to use the EcoZoom in an emergency, we advise you to get it early and practice. That way, if you’re caught without your typical cooking method you’ll feel secure that you know how to use your alternative.
The EcoZoom stove stores well in a 5-gallon bucket with lid from the hardware store. The bucket protects the stove, makes it stackable and allows extra room to store kindling and matches. It is also easy to clean in case ash gets into.