Calor is a concept to help people heat water on the go. Most food can be cooked using hot or boiling water, so offering a way to heat water without an oven range would allow more flexibility when eating away from home.
Many people try to eat healthy, but our stressful and high-paced jobs might now allow us the time to eat properly while we are hard at work. The solution is preparing food in the morning and taking it into work, but this takes time in the morning when you're rushing to get out the door.
I'm looking to target this product towards young professionals who are still forming their health habits. They're new into the workforce after graduating from school, and they are always conscious of their heath choices.
This particular demographic has very specific tastes. She wants her products to be expressive and to use quality and natural materials. Her vantage points and aspirations are wide-ranging and are ever-growing.
We need to be able to heat water to cook food. Vegetables and pasta are full of nutrition and carbohydrates to energize them throughout the day.
Boiling water and steeping food in the water usually involves a stove, a pot, and a strainer. What if there was an way to cook using fewer products?
What if something as ubiquitous and portable as a water bottle was capable of cooking?
Using an electric water kettle, I tested to see how foods could be cooked in a small and enclosed container. The results were terrific. In about 10 minutes, the noodles were ready to eat, and all it took was a container and a source of hot water. What if the container could heat the water?
I disassembled a water kettle to really see the insides and to understand all the different components that went into creating it. What I found was that the number of electrically driven components were very simple, and could be easily miniaturized for use in a more portable solution.
The project ended with a simple shape, with high quality stainless steel (type 410, a magnetic variation) cylinder. Calor can be activated by turning the lighter grey ring to the right, disjointing the smooth cylinder's shape, making it obvious that it is activated (and to avoid accidentally activating the heating mechanism). A strainer on the inside of the lid allows for someone to easily pour out the water without worrying about any food falling down into the drain.