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Rocket Scientist Designs 'Flare' Pot That Cooks Food 40% Faster, Saves Energy

by , 07/13/14

Lakeland kitchenware, energy saving kitchenware, energy saving pan, green saucepan, Oxford scientists, green appliances, green design, green technology, sustainable cooking

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.

Lakeland kitchenware, energy saving kitchenware, energy saving pan, green saucepan, Oxford scientists, green appliances, green design, green technology, sustainable cooking

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.

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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.

+ Lakeland

Via Daily Mail, The Telegraph

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4 Comments

  1. james f. podgurski July 30, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    i will not eat or drink anything heated in aluminum.

  2. stickershock July 20, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I’m surprised there isn’t a twist or helix in the fins to increase their length and slow dissipation. And yes to the other comments about aluminium.

  3. Bali Haui July 13, 2014 at 4:04 am

    “cast aluminum” this is as far as I read the story. Why not copper? Or at least steel?

  4. Daniel Tregant July 11, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    No…aluminium is bad for the brain and has been linked to dementia

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