Whether you’re making coffee, ramen or a gourmet Italian dinner, the odds are that you boil at least a pot of water every day. That adds up to a lot of energy use – but UK kitchenware manufacturer, Lakeland recently teamed up with a rocket scientist from Oxford to create a pot that heats food 40% faster than conventional models. The cast aluminum pot, dubbed Flare, has fins that direct flames across the bottom and up the sides, capturing energy that would otherwise be wasted.
Oxford University engineering professor Dr Thomas Povey invented the new energy-efficient pot in collaboration with Lakeland. Povey is usually focused on managing heat from jet and rocket engines, but when he applied his knowledge on a small scale the results were impressive. The Flare saucepan can reach cooking temperature around 34% faster, and it uses 28% less energy than conventional saucepans. It’s made from aluminum with stainless steel handles, and it also holds heat much more effectively than traditional models.
The pot will launch next month in the UK through Lakeland‘s website and stores. Prices range from £49.99 for a milk pot to £59.99 for a ten-inch frying pan, £64.99 for a saucepan and £84.99 for a stockpot.