Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup

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Fancy a nice hot cuppa in seconds? Speedy, slick and simple, the Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup dispenses boiling water at the touch of a button. In fact, it’s 4x faster than using a conventional kettle and by boiling what you need you can save energy too.

The Breville VKJ318 can cope with up to 8 x 250ml cups (2L) without refilling and ensures that water is only dispensed at boiling point, making perfect hot drinks each time. What’s more, the smooth and continuous flow of water keeps splashing to a minimum. Thanks to variable dispense, you can choose from nine different cup sizes to fill. A manual stop button will also stop water flow mid-cycle. 

Using the Hot Cup is easy – simply lift the main unit off the base and fill under a tap just like a normal kettle. The base also holds a removable drip tray, which is straightforward to clean and dishwasher safe.

The Breville Hot Cup also features a blue illumination as it boils, which along with the sleek design is sure to bring a bit of ‘wow’ factor to your worktop.

H28.0 x W17.0 x D27.7cm
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Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup 4.4 5 75 75
Concept is great As a concept, it's great and really efficient. It doesn't take long to work out how much water you need for your favourite mug/cup, and it's easy to use. Has to be said though that after a few weeks, the cool blue lights stopped working, so we did exchange it. 01 April 2014
Smart, Economical and Fast! Everyone should have one of these! I purchased as I have a sore shoulder and was finding the kettle difficult to lift BUT I would recommend this item to everyone. You can vary the cup or mug size you want. Takes about 30 seconds to make one cup, you can lift the chamber oilff to refill like a kettle or fill it with a jug. I chose to buy my Hot cup from John Lewis because I get the two year guarantee from them. Several family members and friends have asked for the details so they can get one too, 10 March 2014
Fantastic purchase Really like this item. Ideal if you are only making a drink for one or two people as you only boil the amount of water need. Not boiling hot but perfect for that quick cup of tea or coffee. 25 February 2014
Speedy cup of tea! We love the speed of making a cuppa with this hot cup and like the fact that it's not pouring steam all over the kitchen like a standard kettle. Variable output is ok but could be a lot better. You could never fill a small saucepan up on the largest output which is a tad annoying but not the end of the world. It could do with set volumes as the volume that it dispenses can change even if you haven't changed the setting. This would be annoying without the stop button but with the button it's ok. I would recommend if you regularly boil the kettle for one or two. Any more regularly will be annoying. Although this seems like a negative review we are really happy with it just know that people like to know the weaknesses of an item before buying. 04 February 2014
Good for one or two cups, not for a family. There is only two of us so its a good hot water boiler. Put a cup under with tea or coffee in it and its quick and ready to drink. Downside is that although it has a dial to give the measure of water you require, this is not accurate. It fills the first cup but if you follow up with another cup straight after it only fills the cup halfway up. 04 February 2014
Great product for arthritic hands! Brilliant piece of kit for elderly parent with arthritis! Don't understand previous complaints. This machine enables those with poor/weak grip and/or dexterity to safely make hot drinks without the risk of dropping or spilling boiling water from a conventional kettle. Independence and safe, hot drinks, at a good price! With excellent delivery service by John Lewis, as always! Recommend this product to anybody with arthritis. 01 February 2014
Very useful and easy to use! Very pleased with this hot water machine. One annoying thing though,when the machine is cold and you press the button to release the lid for filling it does`nt always release,so you have to encourage it yourself. 28 January 2014
Loved this appliance I love everything about the Hot Cup. Perfect for households of one or two people and great for folk like me who have arthritic hands as there is no lifting required. I fill it from a filter jug just once or twice a day. 06 January 2014
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