What a very brillant and clever product! I am simply bowled over by its simplicity and efficiacy of use. Perfect for singletons and families alike (and especially good for those with teenagers like mine who like to boil a whole kettle for one cup of tea then forget to drink it!!).
Straight out of the box, it plugs in on a docking base with retractable cable and attachable drip tray. A nice chrome button opens the back lid where you fill the water reservoir. Then choose the size of mug you want and press the button (not forgetting to place your cup under the spout first!). The Breville Hot cup lights up in beautiful blue light, a low rumble and approx 45 seconds later - one hot cup of water for whatever drink takes your fancy!
I needed to fiddle with the variable amount to match the size of my mugs, but no hardship as there is an instant 'STOP' button. I also needed to angle the unit slightly as it is a little larger than a conventional kettle.
Thrilled with it totally. Pleased with the water temperature (nice hot cup of tea) and noise level (no different from the kettle), but most of all with the speed.
Cannot recommend this more highly!