"Energy is always somewhat wasted when it is transformed from one type to another, you can't even break even. Energy conversion is like playing cards in a casino, and entropy is the house handle, you dig? It's depressing when you think about it."
Assuming you are using an electric heating element. Electrical current passes through element heating it up. A pot of water placed on the stove will absorb the heat and warm up.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.