Mr. Tea is a hot plate and magnetic stirrer in the same enclosure


Not being a coffee drinker [Hunter Scott] wanted a way to make tea while lurking in his workshop. Well it’s not exactly rocket science, as all you need is water at the right temperature and a vessel in which the tea can be steeped. But we do commend him on not only building a nice little hot plate enclosure, but rolling a magnetic stirrer into the other side of the box.

You heard us right, the stirrer is not combined with the plate, but resides on the underside of the same PSU enclosure. The plate itself is from a unit he bought at the store and cannibalized. The light switch dimmer lets him adjust the heat it puts out. When not hot, he can flip it over and use the stir plate. This consists of a hard drive magnet attached to a PC fan. For the stirrer itself he encased a neodymium magnet in some thermoplastic. The magnetic combination works well together with a demonstration which shows it stirring water through the base of a tea-cup.


  1. Michael says:

    And then you burn your desk when switching over from boiling your tea to stirring it:-)

  2. nah! says:

    why would he want the stirrer on the other side, usually you combine these too so you can hot stir cold stir, and heat without stirring …

  3. pcf11 says:

    I pity the poor fool who doesn’t eat my breakfast products!

  4. Panyk says:

    Having hot plates combined with stirrers is nothing new, look in any university chem lab; there’s really no other way to mix adequately while stirring… it looks novel but it solves a problem that doesn’t exist

  5. 0c says:

    Mr Tea’s hand is on the wrong side

  6. Jason Dubrow says:

    Pretty sweet! If this can do 1-2 gallons of milk and keep it at ~80 degrees….you can use this to make cheeses!

  7. awesome posting.

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