Written on: 01/04/2013
I bought this product because i was read a very good review online..But now, the product only fr display in my kitchen because no body want to drink frm the cup.the taste like got ' cockroach' inside the kettle.Its waste my money and i regreat to buy this. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2013 by Terrydene
I bought this one cup kettle after visiting our sons house and they had one.Immediately came home and ordered one ... then decided to read the reviews, and wondered if I had done the right thing ... however at the moment it works as it says,boils one cup in 50 secs and once we got the variable size cup right then we were well away, however we do use a jug to fill the kettle ... I personally would definitely recommend. (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2012 by topTrish
The cup sizes are a joke,I had to use it first on large cup then again on the small cup, which sort of defeats the object. When I tested the temperature of the water coming out of the unit it was only 90°C which is not really hot enough to mash Tea. Overall I was really disappointed,the unit did not live up to its claims and was a complete waste of money (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2011 by patsy77 (1 review written)
Variable amounts sounds as though it will programme more than one cup. It doesnt. Simply means nine cup sizes - nine cups? Increments by three drops at a time from tiny to normal mug size. Even then doesnt fill to the top. So whats variable? The plastic container doesnt lift out on its own - so whole unit has to be lifted to the tap. It is extremely heavy and even more so when the first amount has dripped through! Tried with a jug but lid gets in the way of pouring so water splashes all... (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2011
excellent value for money,i use my water filter jug to fill it (i think it will last longer),tea/coffe tastes great,very handy if you struggle filling a heavy kettle,mine was from my catalogue in the sale for £39.99 (bargain),beats any kettle,i would highly recommend,im ordering another 1 for my friend as a surprise as he suffers with his joints,so this is ideal,pop cup underneath,press button n bobs ur auntie!!! (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2011
I was very excited to get my new kettle yesterday and couldn't wait to make that first cup...until it only filled a 3rd of the cup!!! I tried again and again, even switching the cup amount smaller or bigger. On a supposivly big cup, I get 125ml, on the small cup, not even 50ml!!!
I can't even make 2 cups after another, as you have to wait for it to cool down, so the time I can make the 2nd one, the 1st is cold already.
Obviously I haven't even made a 'whole' cup of coffee yet, and after... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2011
Bought it as it was supposedly a quick-dispense machine; but it boils just like a kettle, not dispensing hot water immediately; so no money or time saved here. Also, you can't alter the amount it dispenses... expensive and waste of money. returned it for refund (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2011
lots of comments about taste of water. Well ours started tasting really bad after 6 months, and on inspection of interior of kettle, there was a layer of thick white emulsion all over the sides. It seemed to be silicone, which I assume has come out of a joint somewhere. No wonder it tasted funny. I am taking a sample to trading standards for analysis. I also get the occasional problem of it boiling a second cup straight after the first, which is quite dangerous if left unattended. ... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2011
After 16 months the Strix R48 Remote Steam Switch (the switch you press to make it work) burnt out. Breville will not repair the Hotcup outside of gaurantee period. Strix will only supply the switch to manufacturers. They will not supply the general public or indepandant local repairers. Bear in mind the switch is pressed far more often on a one cup than a Kettle. So the switch will have a far shorter life. Throwing away a hotcup every 16 months cannot be 'Green', it has to be manufactured... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2011
I bought this a week ago as it was on offer and seemed like a good idea. Unfortunately it dispenses a set amount of water even if you turn it off it carries on until this set amount has been dispensed.I wished I had known this before I bought it. The main problem, however, is the taste. We have flushed it through time after time but you can still smell and taste the plastic. I will have to take this back as I can't drink anything from this machine! (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2010
Had product for less than one week so scores above are nominal based upon my 1st impressions. The basic idea os great and it's very easy to use.
One major problem though; after repeated usuage the water still tastes awful and metallic. This can even be tasteed through coffee so unfortunately back it goes today. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010 by trekums (2 reviews written)
Had it fir about 6 months. From new the water was not actually boiling as advertised. At around 3 months old the lid started popping up for no reason. I decided that I could live with those faults. However, in the last week it has started dispensing random quantities - mostly less than it should. I have de-scaled it twice but that make no difference. I am taking it back to Comet today. Pity - if it worked it would be great. (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2010
Have not noticed the water tasting funny, nor has it leaked anywhere (that I have noticed yet). This was a wedding gift and I was expecting great things. It is super for 1 cup, but if you need 2 cups or more, or for cooking it takes ages. Because it (presumably) only boils enough water for what is being dispensed it then takes twice as long as a normal kettle!
The variable function is good so I don't have to watch it, though the downside of that is I ended up with a cold cup of tea this... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2010
Bought as a replacement for a Tefal QuickCup which broke within 2 months.
Bad points: 'cup' is a misnomer - it fills a large sized mug to the brim, so we are constantly tipping water away. It spreads water everywhere if you aren't dilligent about emptying the drip tray - we keep ours on a tray now. The pretty blue light broke after a month or so. I still need to keep an ordinary kettle for water for cooking or if we have several visitors.
Good points: Unlike the Tefal it does actually... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2010
Who thought up this design? I was looking to replace our old and cheap kettle that has given up the ghost. I thought that boiling a single cup of water at a time was a great idea and was very 'green' But its absolutley useless. The amount of water boiled is fixed. It isn't enough to fill a mug, but press the button again and the cup overflows. You can't fill up tea pots, caffetierres etc. This is the biggest waste of money I have ever spent. It's going back to Currys tomorrow and I'll buy a... (read more)
Written on: 26/09/2010
I love this but it leaks all over the place (ruined my digital camera which i'd left on the side)
Does not fill up a standard size mug and has a funny taste to the water.
will be contacting brevil for a replacement/refund (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2010
Purchased just over a year ago thought this was brilliant but recently it has started automatically reboiling and dispensing hot water, so now we have to stand and watch it fill the cup then press the stop button (and switching it off the socket just in case), quite a shock finding an over flowing cup and boiling hot tea all over the worktop and it was still pumping out more hot water..!!! (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2010
Purchased the Breville Hot Cup Kettle two months ago as loved the idea you can only boil one cup, thought it was fantastic until yesterday when it started to cut out during boiling, Spoke to Argos who say they will exchange it as it is only two months old, also it does not always give you a full cup of hot water, one cup will half fill and the next cup will overflow and it no longer sits snuggly on the base it wobbles about as it boils and Yes its very noisy. Hope the replacement is... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2010
Breville "Hotcup". What a wonderful idea for my mother-in-law, on her own now, but has arthritic hands, so has difficulty lifting kettle. Got one from Argos (although this fact is unnecessary) and it leaked from the base of the handle just with cold water in it!! Took it back, got another one, fantastic, fills a mug with very hot water, bit noisey though, but ideal for ma-in-law. Just putting it back in box noticed water at the base at the back, yes you guessed it leaking water from the... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2010
We love it - we do not think it is noisy - we bought the variable one (£60 from Comet) The drip tray is in exactly the right place - but we never need it because we have the variable setting. It boils enough water in 30 seconds to fill a large mug (With room left for milk) This kettle has got to save us money in the long term. (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2010 by pauly8888 (1 review written)
I thought it was great at first. I'm the only one that drinks hot drinks in my house, so a one-cup kettle sounded like a good idea. However, I found I missed my normal kettle sometimes when cooking, so ended up with 2 kettles side by side on my worktop.
But, after a couple of months, my one-cup started leaking out of the sides or the base. At first, I thought it was the drip tray, but no, it actually leaks out of the joins on the front of the kettle. (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
I have no idea what the taste is from the machine but we can't drink the water I will be taking it back to the shop in the morning. The machine looks great and is so easy to use I thought it would be perfect as I have a baby and could make the millions of bottles up, am really disappointed with this strange taste anyone else had this problem ? (read more)
Written on: 26/06/2010
bought a Breville hot cup with variable dispense but it has a horrible taste making the water undrinkable contacted breville via email but they did not reply so i put a review on their website complaining about the taste and poor customer service but they have not posted it as the censor their reviews DON'T BUY A BREVILLE (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010 by Jillus (4 reviews written)
Only had mine for a short while but simply love it, have got used to the variable amounts switch and the boiling noise does not last long so no compaints about that. Much better than a kettle and so much quicker, might keep a kettle handy for large family gatherings and needs for large pots of tea. Nothing I don't like about it! (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2010 by Helen Hooton (1 review written)
saw one at my sisters & said thats what I want so went out & bought one.
why was this simple devise not thought of before.?
fantastic invention,only one drawback is length of cable ,not long enough to reach plugs so have to use extension lead ,but it has not put me of useing it.
first thing we do when we come in is just press the button for a quick cuppa.
before when asked to do a cuppa hubby,s reply was dont know how to but now he comes & says is it time for a cuppa.
just wish I could have... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2010 by Danma (1 review written)
At last I have a fast way to boil water for both tea and coffee. I have placed my teapot under the spout and made great tea, I hate using a teabag in a cup so I am happy! All my coffee mugs are the right size for the amount of water dispensed with room for milk. Instant cup of coffee for guests, no problem ! (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2010 by Curiousclive (2 reviews written)
Although not had long enough to rate durability or service and support, this kettle is performing extremely well on setting up.
One complaint there is no manual supplied to explain how to descale the unit or other maintenance tasks.
Only drawback is now I make too many cups of tea now it is so easy. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2010 by LyndaKelly (3 reviews written)
I've only just got mine and love it....yes, the noise was a surprise even after reading reviews-I thought people were exaggerating !!! They're not....and the power cord is way too short. I had to rearrange appliances to enable it to reach my socket on the wall.
It is a bit tricky to fill in my sink so I have a milkbottle at hand and use that instead. Mug size not an issue....regular mugs are fine....
It boils VERY fast-that's very impressive indeed.
I may have to retain my kettle for my... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2010
Have had 2 within a year. First one leaked and top filler hatch stopped opening with button, also boiled 300ml of water instead of 250ml which it is supposed to. Second one all the same prob's but dose not leak. Dose not seem to be eco friendly when you are boiling 50ml of water to much every time. (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2010 by Eddie51 (1 review written)
OK if you are disabled and can not safely lift a kettle.
Otherwise a waste of money. It gives a fixed amount of hot water which is too much for a cup and too little for a mug.
£60 wasted , get a Tesco value kettle for under £4 Yes ! you will still need a kettle in addition to this!
Major improvement would be to put a button on it that stopped the flow when you wanted ! How hard can that be ? (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2010
With the variable dispenser model, there seems to be a fault with the actual dispenser switch. It's plastic and even if it works for a day, I can tell you that it will soon stop working and get stuck! We've sent back three to Amazon who tell me they have now stopped stocking it. It's a shame because it's much better than the first model without the variable dispenser and the stop button. Come on, Breville, bring out another model with a metal switch! (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2009
Had this for xmas and I love it. No more waiting in the morning for the kettle to boil, just press the button and off you go. As long as it carries on working as it is at the moment I'll be well pleased. (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2009
Given as a gift, great gift idea for elderly, sigles etc. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2009 by Crastergirl (1 review written)
The Breville Hot Cup... I'd wanted 1 of these for AGES! Got it home, all excited, but... it took what seemed ages to boil, then when dispensing water it's INCREDIBLY noisy, it could be heard from garden! I then went on to research the product, came across this site, and see that everyone is saying the same about the noise, so I guess mine is not faulty. Ignore what everyone is saying about dispensing too much, we have a cupboard full of mugs here, and it is quite literally a standard mug... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2009
AAAArggghhh its useless . I have only just bought it and its going back.
Only fills half a mug then have to wait for it to boil again to fill it to the top, then it overfills. Useless useless useless. There rant over going to get my moneyback. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
After reading reviews on The Breville Hot Cup I had a few doubts as to it's suitability.
I love it!!!
Unlike the Tefal version, it heats the water to boiling point, a bit noisy but so fast that it isn't a problem.
The fact that the water tanks holds more than 1 mug is useful.
With the correct size of mug there is no problem with leaking water.
I have now ordrered another for my Father from Sainsburys who have it on special offer.
It will be my Christmas present of choice for several people (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2009
brilliant idea for a kettle but has a severe design fault with the drainage system to the drip tray, drainage channel is no-where near the drip tray causing a large amount of excess water to leak over work tops, we did try plugging the holes with blue tack to stop this but the water still seeps out. I thought I could manage with kitchen roll wrapped around the base but kind of defeats the purpose of the stylish looking kettle. I expected more from a £60.00 kettle and I have reverted back to... (read more)
Written on: 01/10/2009
I boughgt this Breville Hot Cup because I have joint problems and it's brilliant except that the automatic lid is not so automatic as I have to pull the lid up and that defeats the object of buying this item. I have returned my hot cup for replacement while it is under guarantee but what happens when this runs out? I am in the process of returning my month old one and will probably get my money back and go back to the old style kettle which is not what I want. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2009
So far I think this Breville Hot Cup is really good, my cups seem fine, for those who's cup run over, get a bigger cup, or "mug",
I got this as I live alone, and one cup at a time is spot on. Looks good, and does what you need.
Written on: 05/09/2009
I am disabled and found lifting an ordinary kettle difficult and dangerous. I love the Breville it solves all my problems and unlike its competitor, my drink is boiling too. A jug is needed for most of my mugs to catch the excess water but that is easily dealt with. No drips, splashing or problems. I would definitely recommend it to others. (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2009 by mikenetic (6 reviews written)
I was a bit unsure as to whether to order this breville hot cup because so many previous reviews all seemed to make the same comment that 250ml of hot water is too much for a tea cup. I have measured our cups and mugs and they are all in the range of 280-350. Because of this I decided to go ahead and buy the breville rather than the Tefal which seems to have a temp issue. I am very pleased we got this item it does exactly what we require, the only complaint is the noise during the dispensing... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009 by proctv (2 reviews written)
Much as i love the Breville Hot Cup, i have to agree with others it is not so good for people who want milk in their tea and coffee, i have to have a jug at the side of it to catch the water thats not needed, if only it was like the tefal i had when i could stop it when i had enough water (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2009
Have had this Breville Hot Cup for 2 months now and like it. 250ml a bit too much for standard mugs if you like to add milk. The resovoir could be bigger too as it needs frequent refilling in our coffee addict house.Very stylish and eco-friendly tho and makes a satisfying coffee maker like noise. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009 by proctv (2 reviews written)
love the look and the idea of Breville Hot Cup, but only good for people who dont take milk. would be great if it did 220 mils of water instead of 250 or even have a button you could press to stop the water, we have to have a jug at the side of it at all times for people to catch the water not needed heedless to say work top constantly wet through, dont buy one unless you use pint pots for your tea/coffee! (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2009 by amd mad (1 review written)
We get half a pint of hot water from our Breville Hot Cup ,no spillls or over fills. Very easy to use press the button a hot cup of water in 37 seconds,perfect for tea . well recomended (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009
Basically a the Breville Hot Cup is a TOTAL waste of money.
It ONLY boils 250ml of water at any one time....
OK you might think (OK if you are happy to drink from a tea cup)...But useless if you want a mug of TEA or COFFEE, as it will fill to 3/4s full.
Try to stop it up & it will spill over!!
I will go back to my TEFAL Quick Cup kettle which allows you to control amounts of water.
(This does have its bad points too...(Thats why I bought the Breville)...DOH (read more)
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