Tea, coffee and many hot drinks demand different temperatures to taste perfect – yet water kettles only stop at 100°C
Allow all drinks to be perfect. The perfect cup of green tea is made at 70-80°C, kids drink tea at 35-40°C – at other times you need the water to boil. We solved this with a simple temperature control.
The longer before 100°C you prefer to stop heating, the more energy you’ll save.
The Full Story
You can be more kind on the environment by making a cup of tea more tasty
We examined consumer behaviours while boiling water, and we studied functions of current kettles. We found an interesting correlation. Most people prefer for instance green tea at 70°C, while Kettles go all the way to 100°C. At the same time, energy consumption is a water kettles largest impact on the environment. This is of course one of those moments when we get happy during research.
Most water kettles are also perceived as “not kitchen like”. Usually they are experienced as ordinary electronics.
Getting around the problems
Let’s start with the solution to the heating problem. We included a temperature control in the design to offer perfect drinks and to be more kind on the environment in one go.
The glass container prevents you from pouring too much water, which saves you time and consumes less energy. If you boil a lot of water for many tea drinkers, the water stays warm longer thanks to the double glass Thermos.
To make it fit a common kitchen environment, we we’re happy to use glass and ceramics in a simple, elegant execution.
Consequently, we set out to meet the following issues:
- How can we let people have better drinks and be more kind on the environment at the same time?
- How can we design a kettle that is experienced as fitting into a kitchen, rather than intruding a kitchen with something that feel like ordinary electronics.