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Peter Alwin is the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2010

Peter Alwin from National Institute of Design in India is the winner of the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 competition for inventing The Snail, the Micro Induction Heating.

Electrolux, a global leader in home and professional appliances, selected The Snail as the Electrolux Design Lab 2010 winner. The announcement was made at the finals in London on September 23, 2010, at 100% Design London, the UK’s leading architecture and design event.

The Snail is a portable heating and cooking device based on magnetic induction processes. Such is the size and versatility of the Snail, it can be stuck directly on to a pot, a pan, a mug etc. to heat the contents.This reduces the amount of space required for conventional cooking whilst adding portability to the process. Powered by a high density sugar crystal battery, the Snail converts the energy from the sugar, heating up a coil to conduct the magnetic induction process to the utensil. Integrated sensors detect the food type being heated so as to automatically adjust the time and temperature. A simple touch sensitive display with interface helps to monitor the process.

Congratulations Peter!

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