Breville VKJ367 Hot Cup with Brita filter
Great product poor life span
This is a great idea and I love the Hot Cup but they are very expensive especially as they don't last.
The first one I had leaked at the base before the year was up so I was able to replace it. The replacement did last 2 years and then blew up. Before that happened I bought 2 as presents for my family and they only lasted just over the year and past the guarantee so was unable to replace them. I really miss my Hot cup but won't buy another as they only seem to last just over a year and it's not worth the money. The manufacturers need to sort this problem out and bring the price down. I certainly will not be buying any more although I love the quickness of them.
Great looking product with so much potential.
And yet here i am 1 week on still flushing the machine with tap water and bicarbonate of soda to remove the foul taste from the water.
In fairness it is much better tasting now, but i muct have boiled well over 100 full dispenses - used an entire tub of bicarb, spent Â£Â£Â£s on electricity in the process (there goes the energy efficiency) and probably ruined the insides by boiling so much bicarbonate of soda.
I'm too stuborn to return the item but would not expect to have to go through so much trouble.
I have an older hot cup but wanted one with more control, this one does it all, but unfortunately we could not get rid of the terrible plastic taste, we contacted Breville who suggested we de-scale it and if that did not work, then return it. This we ended up doing, as de-scaling it made no difference. Shame....
Does exactully what it says on the box....
This kettle is perfect for someone who wanted to a quick cup of tea/coffee with no waiting around. Press the button and within 30-40 seconds a cup of HOT water.
There are 2 snags I have with this product; one is with the amount of water it can hold due to the filter so need topping up very frequently.
The second problem is the kettle can only boil one mug of water. So if you want a bucket loads of hot water (eg, to fill up hot water bottle) then you will need to boil for 3-4-5 times to get the required amount.
Love the idea,fantastic for my partially sighted wife,BUT unfortunately I could not get rid of a very unpleasant after taste in spite of making sure the unit was correctly set up and thoroughly clean, so, I had no choice but send it back. Shame!!
We brought this kettle as our other Breville One Cup broke. We thought we would go for this one as has the added benefit of the water filter. The design is so much better and with tr added bonus of the clear compartment instead of the frosted. It's a lot less quieter as well and also tastes better. Will definitely buy another if need be
One of the best purchases I've ever made
It really is excellent & saves boiling the kettle all the time .It splashes a bit but it's not a real problem .
Previously I had the VKJ318 which had a problem with the lid. It was refunded immediately as the company did not have a replacement for me.. I have replaced it with this model so it doesn't need descaling so much - you find that you don't get so much water if it needs descaling, leaving you with a 'short' cup. I am, overall, delighted with this product, boils quickly, saves money as only boils what you need, looks great too. Must be good or I wouldn't have got another!