We collectively waste a huge amount of energy heating up our drinks every day. In fact there’s a theory that one day of extra energy use from over-filling electric kettles is enough to light all the street lights in England for a night. Scary. But now an enterprising design team has come up with an idea to do away with the conventional kettle completely, and so save massive amounts of this wasted energy.
MIITO is an induction based replacement for the electric kettle. The key thing about it is the fact that it only heats exactly the amount of liquid you need for your drink. And that can include milk, soup and other liquids as well as water, note.
The idea is you put a simple looking rod into the cup or container with the liquid, and the induction base starts up to heat the liquid through the rod. It’s very clever stuff, and of course there’s no waste at all because you only heat the amount you need at that time.
The idea is currently in the running to win a James Dyson design award, and we think it definitely deserves to have a shot at production. It’s cool, smart and eco friendly, and anything which can help us save millions of pounds worth of energy has got to be a worthy product to offer the world.