We are all culprits when it comes to boiling too much water for a single cup of tea. Everyday we’re becoming aware of things we’re wasting, gasoline, energy, water, and much more. It’s the small things like overfilling your electric kettle which you could change in order to conserve water. Tea kettles are loud, slow, ugly, and wasteful, but the new product, Miito can solve all of these problems.
Created by Danish design studio Chudy and Grase, Miito is the brainchild of Nils Chudy and Jasmina Grase, former design students of Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. They both believe in simplifying our surroundings, but not compromising functionality and so Miito was born. This product heats the exact amount of water you need in the vessel of your choice, whether it’s a cup, teapot, or soup bowl. Not only does the device save time, it also saves energy. According to the Energy Saving Trust, if everyone boiled only the water they needed, they would save enough electricity to power the nation’s street lights for two months.
To heat water, you place your mug on the special induction plate and immerse th metal rod in it. The base creates an electromagnetic field that heats the rod, which then heats the liquid surrounding it. The Miito isn’t so much a redesigned tea kettle as it is a reinvention of the way we boil water. The advantages of this device are plenty, no limestone which makes Miito cleaner and more quiet than electric kettles, it works with any vessel, and it works with any liquid. The team is now looking into how to mass produce their invention and they are hoping to sell it for around 80 pounds once they reach the markets. The product has been shorlisted to receive the James Dyson award, but it is still just a prototype.