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British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan
British rocket scientist says he's designed a better saucepan

Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans. The “Flare Pan”, designed by Thomas Povey, is being manufactured and sold by Lakeland, a British kitchenware chain. It was introduced for sale Wednesday, but so far it seems to be available only in Britain, though it can be ordered through Lakeland’s website, with prices starting at about $85. Delivery won't begin until Aug. 25. Povey specializes in the design of high-efficiency cooling systems for next-generation jet engines. He is also...

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