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Breville VKJ142 Hot Cup

by Breville
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (631 customer reviews)
Price: £34.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Breville's first generation hot water dispenser
  • Fast boil 3 kW concealed element for maximum efficiency and easy clean
  • Dispenses five cups without refilling so you only boil the amount of water you need
  • No mess drip tray and easy to fill
  • 1.5 litre illuminating water tank with extra-large rear water window
Breville Hot Cup
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Product details

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  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • Item model number: VKJ142
  • ASIN: B001L5SSGQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Jan 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (631 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 506 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
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Product Description

Product Description

The Breville VKJ142 Hot Cup offers boiling hot water at the touch of a button to deliver delicious hot drinks in an instant. Its patented design means you only boil one cup at a time saving time, money and energy.

The Hot Cup's 1.5 litre illuminating water tank
1.5 litre illuminating water tank
The Hot Cup's easy to work on button
Boiled water at the touch of a button
Pouring water into the Hot Cup's removable water tank
Easy to fill water tank works just like a kettle
The Hot Cup's detachable drip tray in action
Save on spills with the detachable drip tray
Boiling water in an instant

The Breville Hot Cup is designed to boil a cup of water in a matter of seconds, meaning great hot drinks at the touch of a button. It dispenses a 250 millilitre (ml) cup of boiling water--the equivalent of a standard drinking mug--and will dispense up to five cups without refilling--perfect for families or small offices.

The innovative patented technology ensures that water is only dispensed once it has reached boiling point, not simply very warm, but 100 degrees Celsius, making perfect hot drinks every time. In addition, the smooth and continuous flow of water keeps any splashing to a minimum.

By only boiling enough water for the number of cups you need, the Hot Cup is economical and energy efficient. There's no boiled water going to waste and it helps you save pennies on electricity bills.


Easy to use and easy to clean

The Breville Hot Cup features a fast boil 3 kilowatt (kW) concealed element which delivers maximum efficiency and keeps the water tank easy to clean. The 1.5 litre (l) capacity water tank is also easy to fill thanks to its lid release button. Press the button down to open and then fill the water tank with fresh, cold water just like you would a kettle.

The extra-large rear water window helps you accurately fill the water tank and once filled, you can place the it back on the base facing any angle as it's 360 degree (°) rotational. This means you don't have to line it up in a certain place to function.


Illumination on boil gives a blue hue

When activated, the tank illuminates to give a stylish blue glow to your kitchen. This modern design makes the Hot Cup a sophisticated addition to your kitchen worktop. And it continues to look good even when not in use thanks to its gloss black finish with smart stainless steel trim.

Mess is kept to a minimum as the drip tray at the base of the unit collects all stray spillages. It's easily removable for cleaning and is dishwasher safe. Also doing its bit to help keep your kitchen workspace tidy is the cord storage. This coils loose and unused cord under the base of the unit so that it's not swamping your kitchen and taking up unwanted space and the base itself is non- slip so you don't have to worry about it slipping on your work surface.

Breville is the leading brand of small home kitchen appliances in the UK, with a hugely successful range of products across the spectrum of kitchen appliances including kettles, toasters, irons, blenders, food processors, microwaves and many others. Breville's success is driven by innovation and design, as well as a determination to provide great looking, high quality products that meet the demands of every kitchen in the country.

NOTE: The boiling and dispensing method does create a different noise to that of a kettle

Box Contains

  • 1 x Breville Hot Cup with Variable Dispense
  • 1 x Drip tray
  • 1 x Instruction booklet
  • 1 x One-year manufacturer's warranty


  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    245 of 252 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Has earned a place on our (already crowded) worktop 22 April 2009
    By Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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    We are much more impressed with the hotcup than we expected to be. I couldn't really see a need for it before it came but now I barely use my kettle at all as it's so much quicker and easier to use the hotcup.
    It's very nice to look at and smaller than the average kettle. You fill it just like a kettle by lifting it off the base and popping up the lid. It hold 5 X 250ml "shots" of water.
    It stays turned off until you need it, then you put a cup under the spout and press the button on top and it starts to boil a shot of water. It's fairly loud right at the end when it's dispensing the water and a bit sputtering but you have a cupful of boiling water in 50 seconds. I use the time that it's boiling to be ready and waiting with my milk and spoon and it really is a quick cup of tea.
    When reading other reviews I saw mention of a plasticky taste but I haven't noticed any difference in taste to tea made in my kettle.
    I think we get on with it well particularly as we have fairly large mugs so the shot of water either fits v well or underfills. I've had no case of it overflowing although I can see that this would be a problem for some people and the lack of control is a downside. I also wish it would have levels on the side illustrating how many cups of water are left in the tank.
    It won't replace our kettle completely as I still use larger amounts of boiling water for cooking but it has been used for every cup of tea since we've had it.
    All in all,we are really impressed with the hotcup and it has speedily become a well-used appliance in our kitchen. Only problem is how much tea I am getting through since it has arrived.
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    143 of 149 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It's not a Hot Cup... it's a Hot Mug! 19 May 2009
    By b4-its-2-l8 TOP 1000 REVIEWER
    Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
    This product is excellent. It won't replace a kettle because when friends are around you'll need the ability to make multiple hot drinks simultaneously, which this won't do, but for energy conscious individuals who only wish to heat enough water to make one drink at a time... this is excellent.

    The product is simple and the process is simple; fill the reservoir with water (which has enough capacity for 5 mugs), flick the switch, and 35 seconds later... it produces one steaming hot mug of water...

    ...or bowl / jug / whatever you place under the spout... but... I wouldn't recommend placing a cup or anything else small; the unit produces 250ml of scalding hot water (which is appropriate for a standard sized mug) each time, no more, and no less. Consequently, if you use a cup, the chances are you'll have to deal with the overspill but fortunately Breville included a 'beer pump style' drip tray that should cover this.

    For me it's brilliant: I put the coffee in the mug, place it under the spout, flick the switch and carry on about my business, when I come back not only is the water hot, my mug's also poured (and in this respect it reminds me of the old 'Teasmaid' units there used to be, the only difference being this one starts manually, not via a timer).

    I already use a thermal kettle which keeps my unused boiled water hot, and do so for the sake of reducing my energy consumption, but I like this product because I only boil the amount of water I need to at the time I need to use it.

    I have only two quibbles: the opening to pour water in could be a little wider to allow easier topping up; it's narrow and oddly angled.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye kettle, Hello Hot Cup 11 Feb 2011
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    I`ve had this for quite some time now, the model which puts out 250mls of near boiling water....

    I went for this model at the time over it`s competitor which apparently didn`t make the water as hot.

    Quite simply, for my daily tea & coffee making needs this has all but replaced my normal kettle (which I have obviously kept for larger boils)

    This is super and gets used all day long here.....literally.

    I noticed that it can take a few seconds longer to "boil" when the water is ice cold out of the tap in the winter, but it`s still very quick compared to a kettle that isn`t even full.

    I`ve had it over a year now, and if I had to replace it I would like the next version up which allows you to eject variable amounts, and a slightly larger water holding tank would be nice, but I am not sorry I bought this at all.

    Definitely 5 stars for me - my best Xmas present to myself...which was 2009 and it`s still working just fine.
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    143 of 151 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant - well worth it - added tip! 7 Feb 2009
    Having bought the tefal quick cup a few months earlier and finding it is not hot enough for a cup of tea of for someone who likes very hot drinks, i bought the Breville Hot Cup.

    It is really good - although takes longer than the tefal to heat up - but it is boiling water, and ideal for the cups of tea etc that need boiling water.

    The only critism is that there is no flow regulator, you cant press the button to stop flow, it has a set amount. this was resulting in overflowing mugs (after milk had been added) - so the ingenious way around it, is that we now have a small jug placed under the nozzle at all times, and the water dispenses into that and we pour what we need into the cup.

    Very quick, very easy and very useful.
    we now have both units side by side, so for different drinks, people etc have the choice!!!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars I would like a small cup of coffee in the morning
    don't know yet if I can adjust the amount of water , at the moment it's a large mug of coffee , I would like a small cup of coffee in the morning.
    Published 13 hours ago by ANNETTE SIMMONS
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    this is the second one of these and I love it
    Published 1 day ago by Kaffco
    3.0 out of 5 stars It didn't last!
    Lasted for one year + one week, shame because it was pretty good whilst it was working.
    Published 2 days ago by graham
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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    Published 3 days ago by alan mugford
    5.0 out of 5 stars BREVILLE VKJ142 HOT CUP
    I AM HIGHLY DELIGHTED WITH THE BREVILLE HOT CUP - THE ONLY IRRITATING THING IS THAT YOU
    HAVE TO FIND A CUP/BEAKER THAT TAKES THE HOT WATER, OTHERWISE IT OVERFLOWS AS... Read more
    Published 3 days ago by Mrs Susan Oxendale
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Well pleased. does what it says, thank you.
    Published 4 days ago by Joyce Gillespie
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Very good product
    Published 5 days ago by S. Farnham
    5.0 out of 5 stars ... who has difficulty with handgrips should find this a great help. I...
    anyone who has difficulty with handgrips should find this a great help. I keep telling my friends.
    Published 5 days ago by Mrs May Linn
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    the last one lasted a long time and did the job well, so bought another one
    Published 6 days ago by DOUGAL
    1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
    It spits water everywhere and doesn't output enough for a proper mug. I returned the item for a refund.
    Published 7 days ago by RH
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