Breville VKJ784 Hot Cup with Variable Water Dispenser. 121/9292 £47.49 @ Argos
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Breville VKJ784 Hot Cup with Variable Water Dispenser. 121/9292 £47.49 @ Argos

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Found 29th Jun 2016
Please forgive. 1st post. Went on to order the cheapest model of this range and found this at 47.99 instead of 94.99. They come recommended to me from 2 family members and have good reviews. Mine reserved and collecting in about 10 mins.
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Excellent product and cheap to run, would definitely recommend. Hot
Voted HOT, how ironic!

We bought one of these last time they were this price and love it. We had one of the first 'hot cups' that never really boiled the water, merley got it very hot. Although hot enough to drink, didnt seem hot enough to infuse the tea. This one though, does the job much better! The first 10 or so cups tasted quite plasticy even though flushed the machine through twice before using properly, but now the plastic taste is no more. As some water can get flushed back into the receptacle i think it takes a while for those pipes to lose the plastic taste.
Brilliant product. water very hot , good for tea infusions and saves energy too!
Alternatively, if you already have a Tassimo, you could use that to disperse hot water.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl8ia-1gMMQ

Hot deal though if you'd rather the stand-alone machine.
What's this like for hot water for cooking veg. and stuff like that? Is there anything it can't do that a regular kettle can? I don't want to end up having to keep the old kettle in cupboard too.
uksparky

What's this like for hot water for cooking veg. and stuff like that? Is … What's this like for hot water for cooking veg. and stuff like that? Is there anything it can't do that a regular kettle can? I don't want to end up having to keep the old kettle in cupboard too.


It only boils 1 cups worth at a time although you can set it to be a BIG cup full, then you have to wait for it to boil another cup full.
I've used one of these, seemed a bit gimmicky. I think some people don't realise that you don't have to fill the kettle to the brim each time you use it.
Never knew I needed this, well I still don't know if I need this, so I will keep it at that and move on. Bye.
fifty quid and all it does is warm water
proves they can convince you anything
edit; still using the £3.50 kettle from wilko 3yrs ago
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 30th Jun 2016
supermann

I've used one of these, seemed a bit gimmicky. I think some people don't … I've used one of these, seemed a bit gimmicky. I think some people don't realise that you don't have to fill the kettle to the brim each time you use it.


Exactly. Just put a cups worth of water in a kettle and its ready in 30 seconds and it's boiling hot !
Great product if you have someone with limited strength or joint movement and finds it dangerous to lift a kettle full of boiling water
uksparky

What's this like for hot water for cooking veg. and stuff like that? Is … What's this like for hot water for cooking veg. and stuff like that? Is there anything it can't do that a regular kettle can? I don't want to end up having to keep the old kettle in cupboard too.


This is not good for filling a hot water bottle is the only thing I can think of.
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rankninja

Great product if you have someone with limited strength or joint movement … Great product if you have someone with limited strength or joint movement and finds it dangerous to lift a kettle full of boiling water



This is why we purchased this. Only had since last night and does the job.
The difference between the different models (784 and 318) is simply the plastic colour - black or gunmetal.

"Half price" seems misleading - not merely previously this price at Argos but around the same price as others. You can get the 318 for just a couple of quid more at John Lewis, but with a 2 year warranty.
Many many online reviews speak of problems with the things leaking (and a persistent 'plastic' taste). Personally, I think that a couple of quid more for no fuss return (for twice Argos' warranty period) looks like a better deal to me.
So I'm voting cold rather than abstaining.
Edited by: "wdh" 30th Jun 2016
Tomofife

Voted HOT, how ironic!We bought one of these last time they were this … Voted HOT, how ironic!We bought one of these last time they were this price and love it. We had one of the first 'hot cups' that never really boiled the water, merley got it very hot. Although hot enough to drink, didnt seem hot enough to infuse the tea. This one though, does the job much better! The first 10 or so cups tasted quite plasticy even though flushed the machine through twice before using properly, but now the plastic taste is no more. As some water can get flushed back into the receptacle i think it takes a while for those pipes to lose the plastic taste.


How is that ironic?
Unless you've particularly set your heart on the red one the blue version has been easily available for £49.50 or less for the last year or so. It seems everyone is fooled by a 'was' price.
Edited by: "DubDriver" 30th Jun 2016
We had one of these in blue for a few years. I like the convenience of putting the cup under with tea bag, pressing the button and being able to go off and come back with a nicely brewed tea. Bit sad I know
Ooh quite interested in one of these bc struggle with kettle (even my compact one!) for reasons of disability. But I do love tea and I like my water boiling for that (not just warm/very warm)! Does this do boiling or just warm does anyone know please? Thank you
Mine arrived today, works a treat, really pleased with it! We had the smaller one before and have used it extensively, never let us down. Hopefully this one will be just as reliable!
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ktjd

Ooh quite interested in one of these bc struggle with kettle (even my … Ooh quite interested in one of these bc struggle with kettle (even my compact one!) for reasons of disability. But I do love tea and I like my water boiling for that (not just warm/very warm)! Does this do boiling or just warm does anyone know please? Thank you



My wife is a tea drinker through and through and this was bought for her and she loves it. She has week hands. And it def boils not just warms.
Won't let me reply to individual comments - or like them grrr! So thanks both for that most helpful... Thinking of going for it..
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