Whenever we want to have a cup of hot coffee or tea, typically we boil some water from the kettle either through an electric or gas source. The problem with that is we tend to overfill our kettles even for just one cup since the minimum fill for most kettles are approximately 500ml. Moreover, conventional kettles are only good for one thing – boiling plain water.
MIITO is a gloriously simple idea that makes heating liquids much more sustainable. It works by immersing a heating rod in the vessel you wish to heat e.g. a glass or cup, soup bowl or teapot, etc up to a base of 9mm thick. Energy then transfers from the induction base to the heating rod which in turn heats up the liquid around it.
What makes MIITO even more impressive is the versatility of being able to heat milk, soup or any hot liquid fast, easy and quite possibly at a temperature you want. There’s simply no need for a coffee machine to heat up milk for your latte or turn on the power-hungry microwave for a small bowl of soup. Come to think about it, you probably won’t even need your conventional kettle with MIITO around.
MIITO is safe to use too since its heating rod is made from stainless steel and since the induction base works like any induction cooker meaning it won’t be hot to touch after use. Inevitably, the lower part of the heating rod will be hot after use, and that should be the only concern if you have kids in the house though we feel MIITO could simply including an accessory for safe-keeping the heating rod after use.
Already winning a handful of design awards, MIITO is trending on Kickstarter available for €90 (est~ S$132.93) a piece but keep in mind it won’t ship until April 2016.Pledge Now