Kimberly Stove has been selected as one of 14 finalists to go to Washington DC this coming November 2013 for a wood stove competition with stoves from all over the world. These competitors are all seen as the World’s best, and the competition will be fierce. The promoters and supporters of this even include U.S. Dept. of agriculture and forestry, Global Alliance For Clean Cook Stoves, Hearth Products and Bar-B-Q assn., New York State Energy Research And Development Authority, Popular Mechanics, and the Washington State Department Of Ecology.
Local inventor Roger Lehet and his wife Bridget have been perfecting a new breed of wood stoves which are capable of simultaneously heating, cooking, baking, producing hot water, and electricity. Their stove is now one of fourteen finalists to be included in the Alliance for Green Heat wood stove decathlon this coming November in Washington D.C.
The story behind this incredible stove is one of invention due to necessity as the Lehet’s ended up living on a boat just off the shore of Vashon Island after losing their wood stove shop after 25 years in business in the down turned economy.
Today the little stove has the accreditation of numerous and prestigious agencies such as UL Safety Standards, Environmental Protection Agency, Canadian Safety Standards, Sierra Club Green Home Products Provider, and Mother Earth News. The Lehet’s have not only been invited to the competition in D.C. but as Key speakers at the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup Washington this coming May. Their topic of discussion will be "Off Grid Living and Clean Bio Mass Heat".
For more information on this stove and the goals of the company please see www.unforgettablefirellc.com or contact Roger Lehet at 206 850 2322.