#1817: Flexelement

Today’s invention is a new form of element for kettles which improves heat transfer to the water and lessens the build-up of scale in hard water regions.

This takes the form of a flexible heating element which is moored at one end only.

As the water heats, so boiling occurs on the element’s moving surface, generating intensified turbulence which, in turn, promotes heat transfer.

The element will thus flap up and down, due to the convective boiling regime, cracking and shedding any scale build-up.

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