Most of us will turn the kettle on in our house a good few times a day to make cups of tea, coffee or to cook the shpuds, but a lot of the time we end up boiling a lot more water than we need.

That leads to a lot of energy being wasted on boiling water that we don't need, and apparently "one day of extra energy use [from overfilling electric kettles] is enough to light all the streetlights in England for a night", according to Mitto, the company behind this project.

Their new take on the kettle promises to put a stop to all that by heating up just the amount of water we need with a revolutionary design that can be used in any cup, pot or vessel that you choose. 

Miito are looking to fund the project through a Kickstarter page, and they've had a lot of success already, with nearly €330,000 raised (at the time of writing) more than twice their goal of €150,000. The design is effcieint, better for the environment, and works with pretty much any liquid, from coffee to soup to sauce. 

You can still pre-order a Mitto on the Kickstarter page for €90 if you want to have the fanciest kettle in the world in your gaff, which is expected to start shipping in April of 2016. Just make sure you've got a big tea pot (and some USA biscuits) for when the neighbous pop round at the Christmas. You wouldn't want to be boiling the cups up one by one, sure we'd die of the thirsht.