The coal stove is a small charcoal fuelled cooker with a basin-like top covered by a flat metal grill attached to a long hollowed cylindrical foot. Similar to a single cooktop, the coal stove was used to cook a wide range of foods. Meats could be placed directly on the grill of the coal stove or on sticks laid across the top of the stove to be grilled or smoked. Pots that were usually round and blackened were positioned on coals for cooking. The coal stove is still a primary cooking device for some Jamaican families, especially when roasting breadfruit. Over time, the coal stove has lost its prominence to kerosene, gas and electrical cooking appliances.
- Reliable alternative cooking source
- Lasts about ten years
- Versatile—uses coals, fire wood, fruit pits and pellets, etc.
- Imparts unique flavor in food
- Coal burns longer and hotter than fire wood per fuel load
Product of Jamaica
Hand crafted from aluminium
A Jamaican Coal Stove is something most Jamaicans have used or seen operated up close and personal. But for second generation Jamaicans and foreigners who are not from Jamaica or other Caribbean countries, the term ‘Coal Stove’ may strike the imagination as something totally alien to them.
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THEY CAN BE ROUGH AT THE EDGES AND ALSO BE DISCOLOURED SOME PART AS THESE ARE MADE IN THE OLD STYLE FOUNDRIES TO GIVE IT THAT AUTHENTIC LOOK.
Great quality, heavy and matches picture in description.
This stove took my Mum back to her childhood days. Some of the edges are a bit rough otherwise it was perfect.