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Flare: The Most Time-, Cost- and Energy-Efficient Cooking Pot


p19500_1Cooking at home is great, and certainly a lot more healthy (for your body and your pocket) than eating out. Unfortunately, cooking takes up energy, and if you do not have solar panels on your roof-top, this could mean quite a high electric bill. But not if you use the Flare saucepan, the latest energy-efficient pot.

The new cooking pot called Flare, has a brand new design specifically developed to reach the desired temperature much faster, or to be more precise 44% faster than any conventional saucepan, maintains the temperature for much longer, and consequently, cuts down energy use by nearly 30%. This is achieved thanks to the use of aluminium in the making of the FIN-X technology, and the slightly unconventional shape, with high-performance ‘fins’, which distribute the heat in a much more effective manner.

The new cooking pan is a creation of a scientist at the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University, Dr. Thomas Povey, who is usually busy with developing technology that regulates the heat of jet and rocket engines. He joined forces with Lakeland, one of the leading kitchenware makers in the UK, and together they brought to life the revolutionary cooking pot, which is already seen as the item that every smart, energy-efficient kitchen, has to have.

If you are now completely convinced that you want to give this one a try, you will not have to wait much longer. Flare utensils are expected to appear on the shelves of major retail chains, and on the Lakeland’s website, as of next month. Flare pans will be available in three different shapes and various sizes. You will be able to purchase separate frying pan, stockpot, or a saucepan, or get a 3 piece flare pan set, and receive a great discount. The price of the individual components vary between £49.99 and £84.99, which might seem a bit steep, but Lakeland guarantees that if you do not like the product, you can bring it back at any time and get your money back.

Image (c) Lakeland

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  1. Rico Reed Well, first things first. Teflon and other non-stick coatings are only toxic if you burn them. If you’re using the cookware properly, it won’t burn, so that problem is out of the way. I’ve had an Anolon Advance Ultimate Pan for over five years now, and no sign of burnt or flaking non-stick coatings… http://www.amazon.com/review/R182KF1KWLR0ZW/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
    The only thing I wonder about with this Flare pan is quantifying gas savings versus the $100 price tag. The science seems sound, but I’d love to try it.
    Honestly, I really miss my Lodge 12″ cast-iron skillet, but my wife doesn’t care for the weight of the thing.

  2. This looks a bit gimmicky and I know I don’t want to be eating off either aluminum or the latest version of teflon coating.  We have greatly reduced our cooking energy by buying a magnetic  induction cooktop.  They can draw as many watts as regular resistance heating when on high but they are so fast they are on a lot less.  The bonus is that the kitchen or even the stove top its self do not get hot.  Only magnetic cookware can be used and only about half the kinds of stainless steel are magnetic.
    If you have not covered them before I could write an article.


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