The Mefisto Kettle Only Warms What Will be Drunk

 - Sep 19, 2011
References: industrialdesignserved
Your first impression of the Mefisto kettle might leave you wondering about its function, since the form of this culinary contraption is decidedly unusual. But as its configuration begins to suggest, this unique product fulfills a purpose that's ill addressed by manufacturers, offering an innovative solution to a problem that many do not stop to consider.

The three-legged item is designed to warm the water within one or two mugs by placing a limb into each receptacle. Both have fluid level sensors and heating wires inside, while the third appendage contains the battery and the charging plug.

Notably, where Daan Ballieu's concept succeeds is in its efficiency to boil just the right amount of water for a cup of tea or instant coffee, eliminating the wasteful discrepancy between water boiled and water drunk with the clever Electrolux Mefisto kettle.