MIITO is an innovative product that heats liquids directly in the vessel to be used, hence eliminating the heating of excess water. Simply fill your cup with water, place it onto the induction base and immerse the rod in the liquid. The induction base heats the rod, which then heats the liquid surrounding it. MIITO works with non-ferrous vessels of any size, for example a pot of tea when inviting guests. MIITO can also heat your soup or milk for a coffee. The clean shape of the rod allows it to be cleaned easily.
MIITO does not have an on/off button: simply lift the rod from the base and it shifts to “Standby” mode. In this mode a small current flows which detects the ferrous material of the induction plate. Once a vessel is placed onto the base and the rod is placed inside, the full induction power turns on and heats the induction plate of the rod. The device signals once the liquid has boiled and shifts back into “Standby”. By placing the rod on the base the device shuts off.
Source: jamesdysonaward.orgAdded: 16 October 2014