Eddy Kettle - Kevin O'Malley
Designed to support a circular economy and reduce carbon emissions by up to 30%
The electric kettle has become one of the most disposable kitchen appliances. A short life expectancy and high power consumption lead to a significant environmental impact associated with a product found in 98% of UK households.
The Eddy Kettle combines innovative technology and design detailing to deliver a sustainable product from cradle to grave. All common points of failure found in conventional kettles have been eliminated, significantly increasing the lifespan of the product.
The ‘Smart’ base utilises whistle frequency detection and induction heating to ensure no electronic components are necessary in the recyclable ‘Dumb’ jug. This allows damaged jugs to be easily replaced with minimal environmental impact.
Relocated water level indicators allow the user to fill the correct amount of water with ease, saving up to 40% of water consumption and considerably reducing carbon emissions. A Life Cycle Assessment was conducted on the Eddy Kettle to show the potential carbon footprint has been reduced by up to 30% compared to conventional electric kettles.
The Eddy Kettle is an example of life cycle engineering and design applied in unity.