Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup with Variable Dispenser, Black
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- Second generation of Breville hot water dispenser
- Fast boil 3 kW concealed element for maximum efficiency and easy clean
- Variable single cup dispense -- choose from nine different cup sizes
- Manual stop allows you to control flow of water
- Large 2 litre illuminating water tank with extra-large rear water window
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The Breville Hot Cup with Variable Dispense VKJ318 is a hot water dispenser which can give you boiling water in 40 seconds. This second generation Hot Cup has features including a 2 litre capacity, a variable dispense feature so you can use 9 different sized cups, and a stop button.
The Breville Hot Cup provides a quick and simple solution for conserving electricity usage and saving time. The Breville Hot Cup VKJ318 dispenses just as much boiling water as you like, and this updated version has a stop button so you can choose the right number of cups to boil. The Hot Cup’s sleek and innovative design with a blue illumination upon boil are designed to add a sense of style and sophistication to any kitchen.
The Breville Hot Cup with Variable Dispense VKJ318 is easy to use – simply lift the main unit off the base and fill up at a tap just like a kettle. The base has a removable drip tray, which is easy to clean and dishwasher safe. No hassle, no fuss.
It is important to regularly de-scale your Hot Cup dependent on the hardness of your water. Please refer to the Instruction Booklet for directions.
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I love it!! It's so easy to use, and stops the others that live with me filling the kettle to the brim, and boiling it every time they want a cup full. I even use it for cooking - ok, so I boil it a couple of times, but it's quicker than filling from the tap and doing it that way.
The blue light is great, especially at night, as I sometimes get up in the night to make a drink and don't want to put the harsh overhead light on. I put the cup under the spout, put the kettle on, and with enough light to see by, I've got enough time to put the teabag and sugar in the cup.
If you make lots of cups of tea every time you boil the kettle, then this probably isn't for you, but if, like me you only make one cup a lot of the time, with the occasional two or three cups, then this is a brilliant idea.
I would think it's also ideal for people who have trouble lifting a normal kettle. I don't lift the hot cup off the base to fill it - I have a plastic jug which I use, it's so much easier.
Contrary to one of the reviews on here, it doesn't boil the whole lot of water every time (no idea where that notion came from!!) the reservoir does get a bit warm if you make two or three cups in a row, as some of the hot water gets pushed back into the reservoir when it resets itself, but it only actually boils the one cup at a time.
As for the plastic taste people have mentioned...yes, we did notice it when we first used it, but it soon went, and now we can't taste it....it's not us getting used to it either, as guests don't notice any difference.Read more ›
Then along comes the Breville Hot Cup and everything changes.
The Breville Hot Cup is quite a compact piece of kitchen kit, taking up no more space than my old kettle. The Hot Cup has a detachable drip tray (excellent for me because I have tall cups), a removal tank (with handle on the back for easy holding)and a large opening in top when you open the lid (but for some reason they have put other parts of the tank in there so you can get splash back if you fill it too quickly), also meant to say you get a separate base which is the size of my kettles old base unit.
Set up was a doddle. The only thing you have to put together is the tank onto the base and then the drip dray on the base if you are going to use it.
I filled the Hot Cup with water and set it to the smallest cup size with the easy to use revolving cup sizer, not wanting it to spill over. As soon as you press the boil button (the black button on the picture and when you do the tank lights up Breville Blue, you hear the traditional sound of a kettle boiling, and then seconds after that the water emerges steaming hot. It also has a stop button so you can press that if it looks as if the cup is going to overflow. It took 22 seconds from pressing the button to water appearing then even on the largest cup size the whole thing was over in 30 seconds.
Now having used the Quick Cup in the past I was a bit doubtful over the water temperature, so after using the machine for a few times (to get rid of the new smell and anything trapped inside) I went to smell the water it had just dispensed.Read more ›
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Additional cable is stored in the base if you need it.
The video shows the large filling aperture; the original Hot Cup only had a small aperture and was a bit fiddly to fill. The next piece shows the variable quantity dial and then the time taken to boil enough to fill a large mug, although I stop the flow part-way through by pressing the STOP button. You can make tea in a tea-pot but you need to choose the right tea-pot to get the water flow in to it.
What i would have like to read in a review.....
Boils one cup of water in around 35 seconds.
If you want another cup, just press the button again.
Easy to fill, ideal if you have weak hands or for the elderly.
Water temperature is not as hot as a kettle, probably around 95c rather than 100c but trust me (And I Love my tea and am VERY, VERY fussy)it makes a great cup of Tea. Even with cheap Tea Bags. To hot to drink straight away, you have to let cool.
Has varible dispense control that is simple to use, so with small cups you just turn it down.
Has STOP button, so if cup is filling up to much large stop button on top stops water instantly.
With very large cups you just turn it down to small cup size and press boil twice.
Its not anymore noisy than a 'normal' kettle.
No more chalky water has to be the best bit, as it leaves no sediment and water always tastes fresh.
Easy to clean.
Dont buy the cheaper non varible model unless all your cups are the same size and 250ml
Have still kept old kettle, that i now use juse for cooking and hot water botles, but it is out of site and only comes out on pasta nights or cold winter evenings.
Saves money on electric only boiling the water you need.
As a test, I boiled my exsting 3kw kettle to make 5 cups of tea, making the way i normally would took 6 mins.15 secs and still had water in kettle that i had boiled and didnt need, with Hotcup it took 4.07 and no additional water boiled. I know its a bit obsessive timimg it, but now i know for every 5 cups of tea i make, im saving 2 mins of electric, so in my house thats around 40mins of electrity a day!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Being disabled this makes brewing easier and much safer than trying to tip a kettle of boiled water and because it only heats the right amount of water you need for the cup/mug... Read morePublished 11 hours ago by Julia Turner
It is shame you have to wait 10 seconds or so before you get the 2nd serving. Not good if you are serving a familyPublished 2 days ago by redarrow1979
Simple to use, and handy for our upstairs Tv room. Simply plug in and fill with water? Once heated it only ejects one cup of hot wate, so perfect for the early morning cuppa.Published 3 days ago by Lucles
Bought as a gift and now I want one. Fast delivery and awesome productPublished 5 days ago by Kevin V.
can't fault the item Unfortunately I purchased it for my 80 yr old disabled auntie She is set in her ways and refusea to use itPublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer