THE REFUGEE OVEN

Speed matters. But the most important speed is the velocity of goodness.
Rush for Good.
In response to the needs of 50 million refugees in the world, Middleby developed a stove for refugees which is extremely intuitive, affordable and highly patented. It has a magnifying glass that acts as a solar panel, so beyond cooking the appliance can purify water and charge a cell phone through heat transfer, not using electricity. The goal is to free the lives of women and girls by allowing them to find time to go to school and find decent employment instead of spending hours searching for wood to cook.

Selim and Middleby collaborated with Entrepreneurs Without Borders on a multi-national project addressing the global refugee crisis.