The exceptional performance of this stove is achieved in part by burning the smoke. A cleverly designed convection-fueled air duct directs preheated air at 300°C back into the top of the combustion chamber that ignites the smoke (smoke is just unburned fuel). The stove also utilizes an insulating heat shield, made of a highly reflective grade of stainless steel, as an insulator around the chimney or fire chamber. This not only serves to contain the heat but it also creates an envelope in which tertiary air is pre heated to around 300 degrees centigrade.

This stove has achieved the best ratings of all the wood burning stoves in the world (least emissions). It is the only wood burning stove that has achieved a Tier 4 ranking (with emissions below PM 2.5 0.1 g/MJ). This virtually eliminates harmful CO and CO2 gasses! We have managed to achieve the first part of the ultimate goal of the UN’s Global alliance, to achieve and supply Tier 4 cook stoves to the world

The Rocket Works stove has 97% combustion efficiency, and is thus virtually smokeless.