Written on: 03/10/2013
I brought mine about 4 years ago and it is still going strong, when i first try it i didn't think i would like it and i must say with this model you do have to watch what size cup you use otherwise the water overflows if it is to small and yes it dose make a bit of noise ,not great when my husband is getting up as 4 in the morning for work,but for speed it is great ,and must save money as you only heat what you need . Saying that i do still have a normal kettle that i use as well ,because... (read more)
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 (1 review written)
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 (1 review written)
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)
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