Breville HotCup Hot Water Dispenser, 1.7 Litres with 3 KW Fast Boil, Pre-set cup fill, with manual “STOP” button, Energy-efficient use, Gloss Black [VKT124]
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Filling the unit is done from the top via a lift up opening, which is reassuringly quite large to reduce the chance of spillages. Meanwhile, in front of that is a knob that can be twisted to specify the amount of hot water you want dispensed. In front of that is a chunky emergency stop button, in case you’ve just realized that your cup is too small for the amount of water coming out. That’s about it. Granted, the water tank isn’t the biggest at just 1.7 litres, but for occasional cups it’s fine. Many hot water dispenser listings play fast and loose with their language in an effort to obscure what their product can and can’t do. Very often, a search for “instant boilers” will lead you to dispensers that do not yield 100°C water. While this may not be a dealbreaker, just keep in mind that there is an appreciable difference between boiling and almost-boiling in many applications. (Pasta comes to mind!) Efficiency: Always-on vs. One Cup Kettle vs. Traditional Electric Kettles Keep an eye on the quality of components too, as cheaply made products can often be affected pretty rapidly if you’re in a hard water area and have to endure the ongoing headache of limescale build-up. A drip-tray that actually works also makes a lot of sense. Depending on the model, some hot water dispensers may have myriad settings, the likes of temperature control, timer, etc. Meanwhile, others are brilliantly simple, boasting nothing but a power button. On paper, yes. However, there are a few extras the standard HotCup doesn’t have. First, just look at the thing. In the midst of most modern homes and offices, the Breville VKT124 HotCup strikes a pose whilst blending in with its understated design.
Looking for buttons, dials, and fancy displays? Won’t find them here — just a single big, beautiful button on top which responds to a good press as Pavlov’s dogs to a bell. When you’ve got the amount of water you want, simply shut it off. The VonShef heats the water as it’s used, and thus doesn’t waste energy boiling the whole tank. Instant on, instant off, full control, no waste. Below, we review the best hot water dispensers (and one cup kettles) that offer fast, energy-efficient functionality to a variety of use-cases: 1. Breville HotCup Hot Water Dispenser EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF INSTANT HOT WATER: Cooks Professional electric instant hot water dispenser boasts a blazing 2600W heating element, ensuring your water is ready in mere seconds. You have full control with our manual stop function, so you can customise hot water. An affordable appliance that dispenses near-boiling water for cuppas. You can adjust the height of the drip tray but you can't adjust water volume or temperature. There's no filter or chiller. You also have to refill it with a jug, there's no removable reservoir. But it's great value. Compared to other units on this list, the VonSchef Catering Urn is a heavyweight, at 4.1kg. However, this is hardly a dispenser designed to be taken on the go; rather, it’s meant to act as a stationary gathering point for refreshments.
Conclusion For a One Cup Kettle
It’s not hard to see why, either. This hot water dispenser’s imposing yet unassuming stature houses a cavernous 8L tank. The controls are nothing if not Spartan, but they belt advanced functionality. It takes about 15-20 minutes for the modest 1500w heating element to bring its full capacity to a boil, but once there, the VonShef Catering Urn politely sips power to keep your water piping hot for instant repeated delivery. The unit isn't exactly compact, but it does sit nicely on a worktop and looks the part even though it’s dominated by bright white plastic. Up on top, the Oyu has inset controls that are hidden in the plastic surface. Power it up though and they illuminate and allow you to set water temperature, the amount to be dispensed and other core features. There’s an audible alert as you choose settings and if you let the water level get too low there’s a visual error code that gets flagged up too. Let’s start with the basics: temperature control (85, 95, 100°C), plus variable water volume output from 300mL to a whopping 1.5L. That’s half the Redefine’s cavernous 3L capacity at once. Between these two parameters, you can gently warm up a dainty cup of herbal tea leaves, or you can hit the afterburners to insta-boil a pot of pasta. At this point, you should have a good idea what kind of instant hot water dispenser solution will work best for you. Still holding your HotCup water dispenser over the sink, turn it the right way up and allow any water to drain out of the dispensing nozzle. If no water drains out of the nozzle, it may be because the stop button has been accidentally or intentionally pressed. Press the start button to allow water to drain from the nozzle.
MESS-FREE CONVENIENCE: The hot water dispenser kettle has a removable drip tray will catch any spills and lifts off effortlessly for easy cleaning. The 88cm power cord provides flexibility in where you place our hot cup water dispenser, ensuring it is right where you need it. When your goal is to serve no one but yourself the perfect cuppa, this affordable instant kettle calls out for your consideration. It’s a simple design really, boiling the entirety of its 300mL capacity in 30 seconds or less with its robust 3000w heating element. In other words, one cup goes in cold, one cup comes ready to greet your afternoon tea with piping hot water. A drip tray gives you the option to change the height – from grandmas old china cup to your larger novelty cup – the HotCup can take on most cup varieties. The sleek and stylish design will allow the HotCup Water Dispenser to fit perfectly in any kitchen in any home.We think that the shaping of the Breville VKJ142 gives it a bit of a “space age” look, which we rather like. It does have to be said that its functionality is very definitely not space age, the Breville VKJ142 is Breville’s first-generation instant hot water dispenser and it shows, but on the other hand, the reason it’s still for sale is because there are a lot of people who want an instant hot-water dispenser which “just does the job” and comes at an affordable price. What the Breville VKJ142 does it does very well, hence its place on our list. But it's not as simple as electricity use. If you buy bottled water, then swapping to a filter is of course a huge environmental improvement. Meanwhile, the question with all products is how much energy and materials went into making them and how long will they last? Build quality seems good. If your kettle dies and you choose to replace it with the Aurora rather than a new kettle, the lower energy-use over its lifetime might make up for the extra materials. But if you're going to have a kettle too, then like many kitchen appliances, it's an indulgence. This gorgeous insulation works both ways, allowing the Perma Therm to also stay cool to the touch. Other smart safety features include boil-dry protection, plus the unit will shut down automatically after 3 days on standby. We love the utility too, with 5 temperature settings (40-98°C), self-cleaning functions, and 3 dispensing modes: Auto, Cup, and Manual. The adage goes that it’s what’s inside that counts, and that’s very much the case with the Perma Therm instant hot water dispenser. The VonShef Hot Water Dispenser Instant Kettle is currently offered in two colours, which could be handy if you’re struggling to find a larger instant hot water dispenser, which also fits with your kitchen style. It has a capacious 2.5L water tank, which can be removed for cleaning or filling, although we would suggest that you’d probably find it easier to fill it with a jug or bottle. The opening is wide enough for this to be done easily.