Ohmic heating for a quiet kitchen
The benefits of ohmic heating are currently being transferred into everyday items. Miniaturised, the technology can be employed in a kettle, offering a completely silent boil. Ohmic heating also resists the effects of scale. it has been shown to greatly prolong the life of a kettle in hard water areas compared to conventional elements. Likewise, electrically heated showers will not lose performance due to scale build up. Other items such as steam irons and instant water heaters are in development.
Ohmic heating has also found a place in vending machines. The ability to heat thick liquids containing solids, quickly and evenly make it ideal for soups. Its low maintenance requirements make it beneficial for all sorts of drinks heating.