A Pack O’ Heat-Em-Ups

And just when you thought you were going to have to use that pesky park-grill again. Or start up a fire that’d burn down the forest. No way! Here’s what you’re gonna do: whip out one of these! “Stoov!” It’s basically what amounts to a magnet you program, stick to your pot, and let heat up. Sounds reasonable enough?

Goodness gracious me, magnet cookers with touch screen controls, what that Mathieu Baele won’t come up with next. This Stoov project is made for cooking where cooking would otherwise be a hassle. Bring your pot, bring your charged-up Stoov, and you’re ready to get cookin!

Internal battery, robust shape for travel, electromagnets, touch-screen activation. Charge up to 6 Stoovs at a time with the adapter. When power is sent through the Stoov, it sticks to the pot. When the power is shut off, the Stoov releases itself politely.

Definitely not for turning on and sticking on to unsuspecting cars.

Definitely not!

Designer: Mathieu Baele






  • Gunnar Tveiten says:

    This one, like to many designs, forget to consider the physics.

    Boiling anything takes energy, rather a lot of it.

    At home, on the stove, a pot that size may boil after 5 minutes of 2000W, i.e. after a little more than half a megajoule of energy has been input.

    The tiny 100ml battery in this device simply cannot hold that much energy, not even close. Not even adding all 6 devices to a single pot, would be sufficient to make the poil even reach the boiling-point, before the batteries are depleted.

    Batteries suck for applications that require large amounts of power, particularily if it also needs to come in a small package.

    A litre of good batteries, can hold only about 0.2 Kwh worth of energy. A litre of ordinary petrol holds literally 50 times that energy, around 10Kwh.

  • reality says:

    saw this one this morning and held off with my comment. im glad gunnar has stepped in and saved my finger tips..! x3 loosely balancing a pot. c’mon

  • Kane says:

    Not hating on the design but is it being charged through a headphone jack?

    • reality says:

      the comments here dont ‘hate’ the design they just sprinkle a little reality on it.

      • Kane says:

        My comment wasn’t referring to anybody else’s. Thanks for helping me confirm what constructive critism looks like though.

  • Chris Burns says:

    more a design for the future when energy can be harnessed inside a little bitty thing like that, yes?

  • Gunnar Tveiten says:

    *grin* Antimatter ain’t needed, at all. It’s just that chemical batteries are so horribly sucky. 1% of the energy-density of perfectly ordinary petrol is pitiful, that’s what.

    If you -could- put antimatter in this, it’d be useful for flattening a city, or, alternatively, a single gram of antimatter would contain enough energy to boil 230 cubic metres worth of water.

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