HotCup with Variable Dispense, Gloss Black




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The VKJ318 Hot Cup with Variable Dispense delivers boiling water in 40 seconds, a choice of 9 cup sizes and a stop button.


HotCup with Variable Dispense, Gloss Black

Speed up your morning routine with the HotCup with Variable Dispense by Breville. Delightful in gloss black, this clever hot water dispenser boils water in just 40 seconds – slashing the time spent waiting for traditional kettles to boil. Great for busy families and the rushed morning routine, the hot water dispenser means less waiting around for your early-morning pick-me-up or well-earned afternoon treat.

Incredibly simple to use, the HotCup water dispenser allows you to choose from nine different cup sizes – giving you freedom to boil as much or as little as you want. And as the hot water dispenser only boils the selected amount of water, it is far more economical and energy-efficient than most standard kettles – great for you and the environment.

Dispensing hot water at the touch of a button, the HotCup combines functionality with usability. The push button lid on the removable 2l tank means that filling the hot water dispenser is just as easy as filling a kettle. Capable of holding water for up to 10 cups at any time, the HotCup with Variable Dispense is well-suited to the busy family home – accommodating even the most popular of brew rounds.

The sleek and attractive appliance has been designed to complement the contemporary kitchen. Sitting pretty on the kitchen work surface, the clean, straight lines and minimalist flourishes of the HotCup combines form with function.

The 2l water tank illuminates blue during boiling, a useful feature so you know when the HotCup has been turned on. And the stop button gives you complete control if you have a last minute change of heart, or wish to boil with exact precision. The HotCup with Variable Dispense is designed to provide complete boiling freedom.

The Breville HotCup with Variable Dispense includes:
• 2l water tank
• Cup size selector
• Removable easy-to-clean drip tray
• Permanent limescale filter
• Stop button

  • Dispenses boiling water at the touch of a button
  • Vary the amount dispensed according to your needs: choose from 9 cup sizes
  • Stop button allows water flow to be stopped mid-cycle
  • Push-button lid release makes filling easy - just like a kettle
  • Removable, easy-to-clean drip tray means no worktop mess
  • Blue illumination in boil mode
  • Large water window makes accurate filling easy
  • Gloss black finish with polished stainless steel trim
  • 3kW heating element for fast boiling time
  • 2L 7-10 cup capacity
  • 360 base for left and right-handed use
  • Concealed element for easy cleaning
  • Push button lid
  • Permanent limescale filter
  • Non-slip feet
  • Cord storage

Service & Support

HotCup with Variable Dispense, Gloss Black is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nearly perfect but ... Why have never bought one of these before?? It's GREAT. My wife and I both really like it. Fast. Efficient. Accurate dispensing. So why not 5 stars? Simply that the selector dial is too fiddly for our 'mature' fingers. We use different sized mugs, so we keep having to turn the selector to 'our' position. A really simple enhancement of an easier to turn knob (with a little bit more 'click' as well) and it would have got 5+.
Date published: 2020-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Developed a catastrophic fault This item was very good initially, but recently it has become unusable. Atfer dispensing one cup, instead of switching off it proceeds to dispense another and the only way to stop it is to disconnect it from the mains. The stop button does not work at all. Descaling it has made no difference. It will sometimes boil all the water in the tank too. The troubleshooting section of the manual does not mention this phenomenon.
Date published: 2019-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Economical, convenient, safe I bought one for my elderly father who was struggling to pour from a conventional kettle. It immediately gave him safely from boiling water and was so convenient that I bought one for myself. (By the way, the reservoir is quite heavy when full but my father just filled it in situe using a jug. Turn off at the mains temporarily while filling if you do this.) I do have a couple of suggestions for improvement (if you read these reviews, Breville.) First, while having the whole thing light up while it's on is pretty, the place you really want the light is shining down into the cup! Second, the knob for adjusting the amount of water dispensed is fiddly, especially for elderly fingers and eyesight. It would be much easier if there were several separate 'dispense' buttons, one for each size of cup.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What boiling water? Cup dispenser does not deliver I have 2 main complaints about this hotcup hot water dispenser. 1) It gives the impression it dispenses boiling water. Not true. I measured the temperature as soon as the water was in the cup. It read 95 degrees centigrade and reduces rapidly. As a result my cup of tea now tastes differently. 2) Description says it dispenses regular cup quantities. Not true. The levels, if doing more than one cup after each other, gives different quantities so be careful. Can set to high water levels for the first cup and use the stop button when the required level is required. If you can put up with these faults, which I, then it is a useful machine and will save you money as it only heats up the quantity needed, not the whole kettle.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful machine I purchased this after my smaller Breville dispenser stopped working. I had this for 2 months only when it started to dispense the wrong amount of water for the setting it was on. So I rescaled it as advised and it did not resolve the issue. On the highest setting I get under 100ml of hot water. I have descaked it again but still no good. I contacted where I purchased it from (online) and was told I could send it back for it to be looked at but it was to be sent back at my cost. Not happy at all
Date published: 2019-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Useful Addition This product is easy to setup and use, looks well made and quite stylish. This is a great gadget if, like me, you often make hot drinks for just one person. The boiling process is quick and once you've set the dial to the correct place, you get the right amount of water each time. I fill the 2 litre water tank first thing in the morning and it lasts all day. Whilst it uses a similar wattage to our kettle, it is only boiling a small amount so takes less time and therefore still more economical overall. The only addition I would like to see is a variable temperature option as you don't need the water as hot as this for coffee.
Date published: 2022-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my disability I purchased this a few years back when I was struggling with a kettle it's still going strong and is fantastic best thing I ever purchased. I have to use a jug to refill as it's very heavy to lift and fill so i just fill a jug push button to open lid it's so easy. It's great with the various size options so cater for all mug sizes. I also use this for making gravey and custard its suitable for all needs
Date published: 2020-02-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very poor I bought this product 2 years ago. It was working perfectly then it suddenly stopped. Not a very good service life for the price. Cannot even get spares to repair it so it is now scrap.
Date published: 2021-01-03
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