New Electric Kettle Comes With Fastest Boiling Speed

Aug 9, 2013
Chikara Nakayama, Nikkei Monozukuri
The steam-less electric kettle capable of boiling a cup of water in about 45 seconds
The steam-less electric kettle capable of boiling a cup of water in about 45 seconds
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Tiger Corp developed a steam-less electric kettle that has the industry's fastest speed (about 45 seconds) of boiling a cup of water (about 140mL).

The kettle is the latest model of Tiger's "Electric Kettle Wakuko" and does not emit steam to the outside of the kettle. The company will release the kettle, "PCH-G," Sept 1, 2013. It also reduces power consumption because of the short boiling time.

The boiling time (from turning on the switch to the automatic stop of the boiling) was reduced by employing Tiger's "print heater," which has a new structure, and reducing the time it takes to detect a boiling state. The amount of power required for boiling a cup of water is about 22% smaller, compared with the company's previous product (PCH-A, manufactured in 2012), due to the reduction of the boiling time and especially detection time, which enables to cut electricity supply without wasting energy.

Tiger's steam-less electric kettles do not emit steam because they turn steam into droplets with the "Steam Catcher Structure," located in the inside of the lid. Furthermore, they have (1) a structure that prevents water from being spilled even when they fall over, (2) double-layer structure that prevents the outside of the kettle from being too hot and (3) boil dry safety function.