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Table 4 Cookstove factors agreed upon by key players

From: Deconstructing networks, unearthing consensus: Diffusion of “cleaner” cookstoves in rural Himalayas of India

Code Rank Code Rank
LPG—fast 1 Tandoor—wood has to be cut small 1
LPG—less work 2 Tandoor—vessels turn black 2
LPG—vessels remain clean 3 Tandoor—too hot for use in summer 1
LPG—good for use in summer 2 Tandoor—initial smoke 1
LPG—allows one to do other things 5 Tandoor—takes time to start 3
LPG—no smoke 2 MC—food tastes good 1
LPG—affordable 6 MC—any size wood can be burnt 2
LPG—does not require wood 1 MC—fast 2
LPG—dangerous 1 MC—less wood 3
LPG—expensive 1 MC—less work 3
LPG—cannot cook food for gods 0 MC—cheap 3
LPG—rotis do not taste good 1 MC—smoke not a problem 0
LPG—irregular supply 2 MC—very smoky 1
LPG—no use in winter 0 MC—walls of the house turn black 2
LPG—not used to it 3 MC—not efficient 0
LPG—no benefits 0 MC—vessels turn black 1
Induction—good for making tea 1 MC—uses more wood 3
Induction—switches off by itself 1 MC—lots of work 4
Induction—clean 3 MC—fear of fire 0
Induction—good for forests 1 KS—great for emergencies 1
Induction—cheap 0 KS—expensive 1
Induction—fast 1 HT—allows cooking of multiple items 0
Induction—novelty 0 HT—heat is more uniform 0
Induction—not durable 1 HT—no smoke 0
Induction—high initial investment 1 HT—clean 0
Induction—good for only tea 1 HT—food tastes good 0
Induction—rotis do not taste good 1 HT—more durable than tandoor 0
Induction—not sure 1 HT—larger vessels can be used 0
Induction—tea does not taste good 1 HT—uses less wood 0
Induction—electricity unsure 1 HT—no disadvantages 0
Tandoor—needed for winter 1 HT—remains hot for longer 0
Tandoor—no smoke 2 HT—takes time to heat up 0
Tandoor—vessels remain clean 3 HT—not sure of the advantages 0
Tandoor—easy to use 0 TS—good for winter 0
Tandoor—walls do not turn black 0 TS—fast 0
Tandoor—roti tastes better 2 TS—rotis taste good 0
Tandoor—cooking and heating 3 TS—portable 0
Tandoor—no other alternative 4 TS—any size of wood can be used 2
Tandoor—no disadvantage 0 TS—any vessel size can be used 1
Tandoor—uses less wood 1 TS—vessels turn black 0
Tandoor—uses wood, more work 4 TS—fire hazard 0
Tandoor—requires more wood 2 TS—more wood 0
Tandoor—not durable 0 TS—smoky 0
Tandoor—not good for roti 0 TS—not good for health 0