Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Design: 4 out of 5
Features: 4 out of 5
Performance: 5 out of 5
Value for Money: 3 out of 5
One Cup kettles are extremely popular, not only because they boil water much faster than ordinary kettles but also they can save you money on your electricity bills. If you love your hot drinks, then this machine will be an ideal product for you as it dispenses boiling hot water in just 40 seconds with the touch of a button. And rather than boiling an entire kettle for a quick cuppa, the Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup dispenses exactly the amount of water you need, saving energy, time and effort.
The Breville VKJ318 looks incredibly stylish and sleek, so it would look great in any kitchen. However it does have a very large and bulky design, so it will take up quite a bit of space on your kitchen worktop. Therefore if you’re planning on buying this product, make sure you check the dimensions to ensure that you can accommodate it in your kitchen. The Breville VKJ318 has a very large 2 litre water tank, so it is capable of brewing up to 8 hot drinks before needing to be refilled. This makes it the perfect kettle for someone who loves their hot drinks. However the large water tank does mean that it can be quite heavy to carry around when full. Also unlike on standard kettles, this one cup kettle has an all-round clear water window, which makes it very easy to see how much water remains within the device.
The Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup is a hot water dispenser, which gives you boiling hot water in up to 40 seconds. One of our favourite features on this hot cup is that you can fit 9 different cup sizes underneath the dispenser. So you do not need to buy any fancy cups to use this product. The Breville VKJ318 is incredibly easy to use, as all you have to do is place your cup underneath the dispenser, and then use the dial to select the size of your cup you’re using, and press the button on the top. The machine will automatically dispense the selected amount of water into your cup in up to 40 seconds. Also if for any reason you need to stop the flow of water, there is a manual stop button, which will stop the water flow almost immediately. In addition, this VKJ318 Hot Cup is very easy to refill, as all you have to do is simply lift the main unit off the base, and fill it up at a tap just like a normal kettle. Also another brilliant feature on this hot cup is the included removable drip tray, which makes this device very easy to clean.
The Breville VKJ318 Hot Cup is incredibly easy to use, with clear and concise instructions. It works incredibly well and gives you boiling hot water in up to 40 seconds, which is much faster than many of its competitors. And the large water tank means that it does not need to be refilled as often. However when it does come to refilling the tank, we do recommend using filtered water. As using filtered water can make your appliances last much longer, as it reduces the lime scale built up within the appliance. The only flaws we could find with this one cup kettle is that sometimes it can leak after it has dispensed water. However this is not a huge issue, as any water which is leaked is caught within the removable drip tray. Also like all one cup kettles, this one is not ideal for cooking. For example if you needed to fill a saucepan full of water, you would have to hold the pan underneath until you have the right amount of water inside. Another minor issue we found with this kettle is that it is extremely loud when it dispenses water. And finally we must mention that it can sometimes splash water when dispensing, so be very careful.
Overall this stylish and modern looking kettle is great for saving money on your electricity bills. And it boils water incredibly fast, meaning no more waiting around for the kettle to boil. But whilst the Breville is great for a quick cuppa, it’s not so great for cooking with. Click here to buy from Amazon
- Boils quickly
- Saves you on your electricity bills and is more eco-friendly
- Easy to use
- Value for money
- Easy to clean
- Not good for cooking
- It splashes the water during the filling process
- Boils one cup of water in just 40 seconds!
- 2 litre tank can hold water for up to 8 cups
- Variable dispense feature – select your cup size and the right amount of water will automatically be dispensed
- Drip tray – no mess
- Stylish blue illumination – sleek and modern
- Width – 17cm
- Depth – 27.7cm
- Height – 28cm
- 2 Litres
Water Level Indicator:
- Permanent Filter
- Non-Slip feet
- Cord Storage