In this world of hyper unemployment, scarcity of money and unfavourable political environment, when many young men and women of Uganda have resorted to travel abroad for greener pastures. Only a few however have set their minds on infiltrating the entrepreneurship world. In which innovation are born of brilliant notions.
With energy conservation as a goad, a young man known as Don Koledu Deogracious has decided to involve in creation of “Fireless Cookers” as he calls this product. These are energy conserving cookers that are clean and safe.
Fact is with this product food can never get burnt and when food is ready, it can keep warm for more than 6hrs and it contains the food’s aroma and taste. It can also be washed to keep it clean.
A FIRELESS COOKER
It is a circular product made up of intrinsic and meticulously sown patterns of cloth. Within the outer cloth lies a sponge and then a black cloth inside.
Since it has no means of generating heat, it is designed in the way of heat conservation. Which is why a black cloth and the cushions are vital. These are meant to contain the heat on the food without letting it emit outside.
HOW TO USE A FIRELESS COOKER
With a fireless cooker all you have to do is to pre-cook your food on a cooker or a charcoal stove for a given amount of time. This helps it to gain the required momentum of heat to sustain and guarantee its success in the fireless cooker.
Once the food has boiled enough to the highest boiling point, then transfer the whole saucepan in the fireless cooker. This has two domes of cushions. One is meant to support your food from beneath and another to cover it from the top. Your food should sit in between the cushions and wrap it up well. Then place it somewhere far from the reach of children.
TABLE OF FOOD SUCCESSFULLY COOKED
|FOOD||PRE-COOKED TIME||TIME IN FIRELESS COOKER|
|RICE||5 MINUTES||25 MINUTES|
|IRISH POTATOES||5 MINUTES||1 HRS|
|MATOOKE BOIL||5 MINUTES||30 MINUTES|
|FRESH/ SOAKED BEANS||45MINUTES||3 HRS|
|SWEAT POTATOES||25 MINUTES||2 HRS|
|MEAT||15 MINUTES||3 HRS|
|MATOOKE IN LEAVES||20MINUTES||30 MINUTES|
Well the list is limited but more room to explore what other foods can one cook as well as carry it to work. Work as your cooking.
Besides cooking, this cooker can act as a stylish African hand bag as long as the cushions are removed, a considerable amount of space can accommodate other items. Two holders make it easier to carry and hang anywhere.
It is light in weight due to its non heavy properties.
It can also be used as a pillow, this was averred by the one owner of a product who claimed to have gone out in the field and suffered from fatigue. She found solace and comfort in laying her head on the cooker because it was soft.
It also comes in different colours and sizes as per an order.
Mostly parents or guardians with babies, people who detest to spend more time in the kitchen and single adults.