Cool People Doing Cool Things: MIITO – Tea Without A Kettle

ID Collaborative blog post

How much of your life have you waited for the tea kettle to boil?  when it finally did, there’s a good chance that you didn’t use half of that boiled water.  In her 2013 TED Talk, sustainability strategist Leyla Acaroglu pointed out that if everyone in the United Kingdom boiled only as much water as they needed, for one year, it would save enough electricity to power their streetlights for two months.  It was this alarming fact the called Nils Chudy, a graduate of the Design Academy Eindhoven, to action.  His solution is MIITO – a rod and baseplate that apply heat directly into any nonferrous vessel so that you heat the amount of water, coffee, soup or milk required.  So basically, it’s genius.