Table 4

Reported advantages and disadvantages of using a Plancha.

All women using Plancha n = 89


Advantages

n

Disadvantages

n


Less smoke

84

Colder in the kitchen

7

    Easier everyday work

Difficult to get light from Plancha

2

Better position

73

Cannot use light from fire

3

Plancha can be used as surface to work

13

More time cutting wood into pieces

13

Shorter cook time

59

Longer time cooking

6

Cleaner clothes

37

Difficult cooking with big clay pots

11

Less cloth to wash

3

Difficult cooking food for animals

9

Cleaner pots

14

Cleaner children

24

Cleaner skin

16

    Comfort

Warmer inside the house

4

More comfortable kitchen

28

Less smoke smell in the house

3

Less smoke smell in the clothes

4

Less smoke smell in the hair

3

    Potential for saving resources

Save wood

32

Save money

3

    Social benefits

Improved social status

29

Proud to work in the kitchen

17

Kitchen is now a meeting point

1

    Health benefits

Less worried about burns in children

48


Díaz et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:7   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-7

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