Meet Miito, one of those objects that makes you think, “Why didn’t anyone think of this before?!” Innovative, minimal, sustainable, and most importantly, logical, it works by simply heating up liquids directly in one’s mug as opposed to a kettle. Invented by Copenhagen-based Studio Chudy and Grase, Miito’s clean, innovative design saves both money and time.
So how does it work? Simply fill up your mug with water, place it onto the induction base, and immerse the metal rod in the liquid. The plate creates an electromagnetic field, and the rod quickly warms up and transfers the heat directly and only to the liquid. As compared to conventional stovetop and electric kettles, the device uses very little energy and takes little time.
The device automatically shifts back into standby mode once the boiling point has been reached and switches off when returned to its base. “Miito is designed in a way that is very intuitive and user-friendly. There is no on or off button—instead it understands what the user wants to do and it just works,” say the designers.
Other than mugs, Miito also works with any non-ferrous receptacles like bowls or teapots. It will also heat up a variety of liquids, including tea, coffee, soup and milk. The minimal shape of the rod, which is topped by an insulated silicone handle, allows for easy cleaning while minimizing limescale build-up.
The invention is currently patent-pending, but the designers hope that once it goes into production, it will revolutionize the market.
Find out more about the innovative Miito, here.
Photos courtesy of Studio Chudy and Grase