Designed using 100% recyclable plastic, this design aims to tackle the unsustainable use patterns of overfilling and re-boiling associated with the electric kettle. Overfilling makes the kettle take longer to boil so users forget they put it on and then end up re-boiling the kettle, wasting both energy and money.
Esko allows users to set the volume and temperature of the water they want heated. This makes it more difficult for users to overfill and thus reduces the need to re-boil. Esko also has an app attached that notifies users when their water has finished heating so they are less likely to forget and need to reboil. Using a thermocoil, typically seen in coffee machines, Esko can boil 1 mug of water in under 1 minute. The user ends up saving energy by only heating the water they need to the temperature they need.
Esko is mainly controlled by the app which teaches users about the different temperatures to brew tea and coffee. Users end up saving energy whilst being able to make delicious tea and coffee. The app also allows users to try new tea and coffee recipes and learn how to repair the product should components break.
To increase the product lifespan, and reduce waste, Esko has been designed so users can replace and upgrade the thermocoil, and the pump, should they break or more efficient components become available.
The outer shell is injection moulded and made of recycled HDPE. Internals include a thermocoil, temperature sensors, flow meter, and submersible pump
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