Gasgrunda pengel

Published on April 22nd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Gåsgrunda Pengel Stove

Materials: Trashbasket + Toothbrush Gasket

Description: This is my Gåsgrunda Pengel Stove,

Its made out of 2 products from IKEA.
The Gåsgrunda Trashbasket
The Gåsgrunda Toothbrush Gasket

This one is very handy and reliable for all the Hackers out there.

Following equipment is needed:
1 Gåsgrunda Trashbasket
1 Gåsgrunda Toothbrush Gasket
1 Drill (for Iron) 5mm
1 Drill (for Iron) 7mm
1 Drill (for Iron) 10mm
4 Stainless Steel Brackets
8 Screws
8 Nuts

1) Drill randomly approx. 15x 5mm holes at the bottom of the Toothbrush Gasket

2) Drill 8x holes (7mm) at lower part of the Toothbrush Gasket. (Approximately 20mm above the bottom)

3) Drill 8x 10mm holes at lower part of the Trashbasket. Distance between the holes should be even.

4) Place the Toothbrush. Gasket to the backside of the lid from the Trashbasket.
The Toothbrush Gasket should be placed in the center of the lid. (Backside= is that side that faces down when the lid is placed on top)

5) Place the Brackets and mark on the backside of the lid for drilling.

6) Drill 4x 5mm holes

7) Mount the Brackets and place the Toothbrush Gasket to mark the second attachment of the Brackets.(At the side of the Toothbrush Gasket)

8) Drill holes (5mm)

9) Mount the Brackets now to the side of the Toothb. Gask.

10) Drill 2 holes in between every brackets (7mm). Approx 20mm from the top.

Now, assemble / place the Lid with the mounted Toothbrush Gasket into the Trashbasket
and your Gåsgrunda Pengel Stove is ready to be used.
No extra sealing is needed!
Please have in mind that this is a very strong Stove, it is also a very strong material.
Please be careful once you drill, since it can be somewhat “slippery”.

For a clearer idea, please watch this video:

~ Håkan, Sweden

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

7 Responses to Gåsgrunda Pengel Stove

  1. Håkan says:

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I have made a few of these type of stoves, I prefer a bit smaller holes on the bottom but I haven’t experimented with the dimensions of your stove. Your stove is definitely one of the best looking ones with very clean lines and if you happen to have that cook kit it really shines.

    Wind allows a nice forced air flow like a forge. You can get this by putting holes on only one side on the bottom, or by having a metal band or such covering some of the bottom holes, then face holes into wind. Assuming there is a wind you could turn the stove to adjust the output in a small way. I prefer a removable band as if there is no wind holes on only one side might not allow enough air flow.

    Several popular models of these stoves use a fan to force the air and achieve upwards of 10,000 BTUs for what looks like the same size stove.

    This would be a bit heavy for a backpacking trip, however for camping, canoeing, tailgating, and generally anywhere you might use a Charcoal BBQ this is a great little stove. The stainless steel looks like it would be indestructible.

    I think I would try and use steel pop rivets (not aluminum) although you can’t see them it might seem a bit silly. You might have done this but I would have started with the lower holes on the burn chamber to be about 5mm or 1/4″ or so and have the larger 7mm ones on the top of the toothbrush holder. It might be slightly harder to light but the gasification might work better.

    Once this type of stove is running properly, there really should be no smoke. This is actually dangerous because folks think they could use it inside. Never use this inside an enclosed space! These are for outdoor use just like charcoal BBQs.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi all,
    Thank you for your kind words!

    @MacMama, Stainless steel has an melting point at approx. 1100°-1500° depending on the mixture of added Nickel as well Carbon for example. this stove will never reach that temp. But I appreciate your concerns.

    @Jenny, The measurement from the center of the bottom holes to the bottom of the trash is about 25mm. Thank you for your feedback.

    @Scottclayton, Yes, I have looked into the possibility as well regarding the cuttlery caddy, But I kinda figured that I will not have that controlled airflow as well as, when it gets windy, it will not be as much “wind-proof” as it is now.

    Knock your self out guys! :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Great stove hack! Sturdy,works well and inexpensive. The video made the instructions much easier to visualize. Thanks for sharing!

  5. MacMama says:

    Seems dangerous, using these materials that are not meant to get so hot!

  6. scottclayton says:

    While probably not the lightest option for wood stoves, this looks like a very stable and strong stove. Others have been made from IKEA’s stainless steel cuttlery holder: .

    Wood stoves can be dangerous, though all stoves have some level of danger. I’m not sure if there would be danger in the heating up of the materials however, since I think they’re made of stainless steel, which has a melting point around 1500°C.

  7. Anonymous says:

    While I was terrified that you might burn yourself the entire time I watched this video, I also thought it was pretty amazing what you were able to do and how clearly you explained this genius hack. My question to you is how far down did you measure on the trash can for your cut? I will never need to make this, but that seemed to be the only measurement that was missing–brilliant hack!


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