We've seen several innovations in the design of the humble electric kettle recently that save time and energy – here's another one. The "Eco Switch" kettle has two settings – one for normal boiling water and a second which heats water to 85-degrees Celsius (185F) for things like soup. This means you get your warm water quicker, save energy, and you don't have to wait for it to cool down before you can drink it.

SEVERIN's Eco Switch kettle also features a double-walled stainless steel housing which keeps the water hot for longer and an LED flip switch lets you see which of the two settings you have chosen.

The Eco switch kettle will hit shelves in March 2011 at a cost of 50 Euros.