Why on earth have we all been using kettles all our lives when we could have been heating drinks at with the kettle rod? Such. Fools.
Dutch Design Academy graduate Nils Chudy has collaborated with Miito to find a way of heating liquid in the cup, thus eliminating wasted energy used in boiling too much water in a kettle.
Now you just fill your mug with water, sit it on the space-age induction plate, stick in the metal rod, and heat just the right amount.
Designer Chudy explains: ‘We set out to redesign the electric kettle from the ground up, asking the question: how can we change people’s habits of overfilling electric kettles in order to save energy?’
The magic wand, which is currently in prototype phase, has no on or off button. It intuitively ‘understands what the user wants to do and it just works,’ says Chudy. It then shifts back to standby mode when you put it back on its base.
Yes, we are living in the future.
‘In the past years nothing much has happened with kettles, except they have more power and therefore waste more energy. We believe it is time to rethink the way we do things,’ Chudy told website Dezeen.
And before you ask why not just pop your cup in the microwave, Chudy points out that this is still 30 to 40 per cent less efficient than using induction.
The rod also works for cup-a-soups and basically any other liquid you can get into cups, teapots and bowls. Not Pot Noodles though *sad face*.