This coffee machine is a great buy. At £30 it is not the cheapest but it looks the business, which when it is on display in your kitchen, is part of what you want. I liked the fact is looked slightly different to most coffee filter machines.
It is certainly not the mot expensive and yet the coffee is great.
I have had this machine for several months and have found it very easy to use and easy to clean. The jug itself comes up looking almost as new. The rest of the machine cleans easily. You can run it through with plain water and no coffee, if you want o give the full machine a clean. I did this immediately after purchasing the ,aching but not at all since. Still works fine and produces great coffee.
Only slight downside is that the coffee is not boiling. I like very milky coffee so microwave my milk first. The coffee stays warm in the jug because of the hot plate underneath.
Highly recommend this coffee machine! A great buy!
This machine is extremely easy to clean as you just do the usual stuff for cleaning a coffee maker. It is not really any different for anyone that has undertaken this task before. For anyone that does not know just cleaning the pot itself will not work as the actually internal components of the machine get all dirty to so I would suggest following step by step instructions from a site like: "http://m.wikihow.com/Clean-a-Coffee-Maker"
Morphy Richards coffee maker makes coffee warm but as you will find out it is not overly hot which I think is a good thing however other people may not be overly fused on this machine due to that point as has been stated in reviews I have seen of this product elsewhere. If you want your coffee to be roasting hot then you will need to make it and then heat it up in something like your microwave or else just buy a different brand.
There is not a lot of noise from the machine as it makes your coffee which means that you can use it even if someone is asleep in a room nearby and it will not give you a headache if you are in the room while its being used.
The coffee is made extremely quickly and tastes just as good as the coffee I get out of coffee shops like Starbucks. I nearly always manage to get my coffee to have a nice creamy look to it which makes it taste amazingly refreshing.
There are several different features on this device that can be useful to a user and the buttons can be easily understood and are clearly labelled as to what they do.
The price of this product is cheap for the quality of coffee the device produces. I have never had any faults with this device major or otherwise so yes I would recommend it to anyone that does mind their coffee being at just a nice temperature to be drunk as soon as its made, leave it at all and ill be rather disgusting to drink.
**What is it?**
The Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker is a filter coffee maker from a named brand famous for kitchen electricals at reasonable prices.
I bought the Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker because my husband wanted a coffee maker, he loves coffee but didn't want to spend a fortune on a Tassimo or other 'pod' type coffee maker. We wanted something inexpensive as it's really only for use on Sundays as we're out of the house most other days and we don't drink coffee in the evenings.
**Price and Availability**
I purchased the Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker from Amazon and I paid £19.99 for it including free next day delivery as a Prime member (this comes at an additional charge, though standard 5 day delivery is also free from Amazon). You can also buy this in many large supermarkets, from Morphy Richards outlets and online, and from Argos.
The price I think is extremely good for a coffee maker, and I was happy to find a Morphy Richards under £20 which has all the features we wanted for a budget price.
**What's in the Box**
You get -
The Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker main unit, with power cable and fused plug (black)
Conical mesh filter
The glass coffee pot
Our Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker is in 'graphite' which is a dark grey colour with a silver plastic front panel and power button. The glass coffee pot has a black plastic holder and handle. Overall it looks very nice, especially for the money.
The coffee maker has the following advertised features as listed:
10 cup capacity - note, this is a teacup, so basically you get 5 standard mugs of coffee, usually more as we add milk
Fast brew makes coffee in 8 minutes
Thermostatic hotplate - keeps the coffee warm but not hot
Strength selector - for the strength of the brew
Cord storage - winds up behind the unit for neat storage
Heat resistant glass jug - keeps the heat in (but is still hot to touch so you must use the handle)
Permanent cone shaped mesh filter
The Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker is so very neat and tidy, I have it out on my limited kitchen worktop all the time, though you could fit it into a cupboard if you did not want to. The cord storage and small footprint means it sits by my kettle and really takes up hardly any room at all. It's contemporary looks mean that it suits my modern kitchen, too.
In use the Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker is very easy to operate - set your strength, add your coffee and your water and away you go. It really does make a full pot of coffee in 8 minutes which for a coffee as good as this one, is pretty impressive.
One thing I have noticed is that when you remove the glass coffee pot to pour your coffee, no coffee drips from the filter and dirties the warm plate, which is good as I've seen models three times the price with this problem.
The coffee which you can get out of a Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker is really impressive, even if you don't use expensive filter coffeee it really brings out the flavour and makes the most of whatever you are using. It really is a budget solution for those who can't justify an expensive coffee pod and are happy to use an electric coffee maker rather than a cafetiere. For me it's paid for itself as we no longer go out and spend £8 on coffees on Sunday mornings. So it really does make sense.
Clean up is easy, the filter is washable and the pot can go in the dishwasher, though it's just as easy to swill it out under the tap, really. The unit can be wiped down with a damp cloth or antibac wipe but it never really gets dirty, as it's a very clean machine to use.
Overall, I'm bowled over by the quality of the Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker not just in build and looks but the coffee it produces. Some reviews on Amazon when I bought it stated that it keeps the coffee warm but not boiling, this is true, but who wants to drink boiling coffee? When you put a splash of milk in, it's perfect, and if you prefer a latte type drink you can always warm up a half cup of milk in the microwave and add the coffee in from the maker if you so wish. For me and for most coffee lovers including my hubby however we like our coffee quite strong just with a splash of milk and sometimes (depending on how tired we are!) a teaspoon of sugar so it's absolutely perfect for us.
I will award the Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker a five stars out of five rating - I simply don't tink you can get a better coffee maker for the money and I am so impressed at it for being sub £20 delivered, it's such a great little coffee maker which would make a really good gift for anyone who's yet to try one. I can't live without it!
After ordering my coffee maker, I could just not wait for it to arrive, the days of making coffee the old fashioned way was now over, and it was time to get modern. I no coffee's not good for us, but I just can not resist a coffee or two when making up in the morning, and maybe one in the afternoon.
When my coffee machine arrived I was immediately impressed with the way that it looked, mostly black, but with silver in a circle on the top, then running down to the side. It does have a very modern appearance, and fits in wonderfully into our kitchen. There is a on and off switch, and a measuring level on the back, ad this will let you no, how much water is in the machine, as well as how many coffee's you will be able to make out of it.
You place your coffee granules into the filter which can be accessed when opening the lid. And there is the glass jug, which holds your water, it rests upon a hot plate, and the handle being made out of plastic stays cool, making it easy to pull the jug on and off the coffee maker. This machine really does make making coffee in the morning easy. I may want two, and my girlfriend may want a couple of coffee's also in the morning, and as this machine makes up to twelve cups in one go, it makes the whole process of making coffee's in the morning easier.
It is such a easy machine to use, simply fill your glass jug with water, and fill your filter with the right amount of coffee. Then time to choose your strength, there is three settings to choose from, and depending on whether you like your coffee strong or week, you can make it to suit your needs.
So my thoughts on the how good this machine is, are that its overall use is very good, you can make a number of coffee's really quickly and it tastes great. This is my first coffee maker so I have nothing that I can compare it too, but overall it does make a nice cup of coffee.
If I have one gripe with this product, it is that maybe it doesn't make my coffee quite hot enough, I do like a hot cuppa. It seems hot enough when I have first made it, but seems to cool down a little to quick for my liking. But this is not enough to put me off, as I still use this coffee maker most days, now that I have got it.
Another great thing about this product, is how easy it is to clean, it is so simple its hardly a job at all. Simply remove the filter and give it a quick rinse, and a very fast and simple scrub to the glass jug, no problems. I went with the Morphy Richards brand, because I have used them before for different products, and I have always been happy with the things I have got. I picked mine Morphy Richards coffee maker up from Argos, and it cost me £30, but it can also be purchased, online from Amazon for about £35.
A great little product, one I am very happy that I bought.
Im not actually a major coffee lover personally although everyone else in my house-hold seems to have plenty of time for that much needed caffeine fix.. We bought this one from Argos for £30, bit of a waste of money in my eyes I prefer the coffee in the mug solution has worked well for me up till now, anyway the decision was made to clutter our kitchen a little more.. luckily not too much!! The unit isn't too spacious its just the perfect size for sitting in the corner of the work surface's until needed for use.
After removing from packaging it is straight forward, simply connect power supply, add coffee to the filter and add water, power up and your coffee begins to work its magic. It takes just a few minutes for the unit to get going before your moments away from the perfect brew.
Controls are limited to switching the unit on/off and selecting between coffee strength with the button found on the top, Its fairly straight forward to take the bits apart for cleaning and removing clogged granules.
This is the first coffee maker we've owned so I can't really give much advice on how it compares to similar products on the market other than the fact it literally does produce rather decent mugs of coffee and can maintain the heat quite well.
My pet hate associated with these type of appliances is simply the cleaning process and you will know if you spill coffee on the side and leave it for a couple hours its not the most favourable thing to be trying to clean so you kinda get the jest of how this unit would be to clean after being left for several days or weeks without cleaning immediately after use.
Thanks for reading
One of the presents that I asked for last Christmas was a new coffee maker. Until then, we had been given a coffee maker as a wedding present over five years ago, but it was beginning to show its age and the filter was beginning to look decidedly brown and so a new model was in order. We have in the past owned a number of Morphy Richards appliances, and so, when I opened my new Morphy Richards 47041 I was pleased with the make and hoped would be as pleased with my next coffee.
Upon opening the box which my coffee maker was packaged in, the appliance itself is mainly black in colour with an accent of silver running from the lid down the side of the machine. The presentation of this appliance is quite plain but then quite suitable for fitting in with the others appliances I have dotted around my kitchen work surface. The coffee machine features a strength selector on the lid of the appliance which enables you to adjust the strength of the coffee, together with an on/ off switch at the front of the machine and a measuring device on the back of the machine which gives you an indication of how much water is in the machine and how many cups of coffee this will make.
Upon opening the lid of the machine, a cone shaped filter is inside with which to put the spoonfuls of coffee granules when brewing. In addition, the jug of coffee is glass in construction and features a black plastic handle (ideal for taking the jug out of the machine without burning fingers) whish sits on a hot plate to keep the coffee warm when it has finished brewing.
This coffee maker is incredibly simply to use and I shall tell you why. The coffee maker itself can be filled using the glass jug as a measuring device and this is done simply through a hole in the lid of the machine. Once you have filled it up to the required amount (it can make up to 12 cups of coffee) it is then time to fill the filter of the machine with coffee and in my case I usually find that a desert spoonful of coffee is adequate per cup of coffee. At this stage it is important to select the desired strength of coffee as the selector has three settings which range from light to dark. In most cases I simply select the middle setting as I like my coffee neither too light nor too dark and it simply adjusts the flow of hot water making the coffee slightly stronger or weaker. Once everything is set, it is then just a simple case of plugging the machine into the mains and switching the button at the front of the machine on and waiting for the coffee to pour out into the glass jug. The water will begin to move quite quickly through the body of the machine creating a gurgle as it does so, and this results in all the water having been drained through the filter and into the glass jug within a few minutes depending on how much water was initially put into the machine.
~How good is the coffee~
I am not a particularly big connoisseur of coffee, however I do like mine to be rich in taste. I also like my coffee to be very hot. This coffee maker produces a hot cup of coffee in a matter of minutes which tastes as good as the coffee you put into it and brews the coffee very quickly and easily without any residue filtering down into the jug. I like the way that the coffee stays warm on the hot plate after brewing however due to my love of hot drinks I never find that it keeps the coffee quite hot enough for my liking.
Once all the coffee has been drunk, this maker can be cleaned very easily by simply removing the filter from the lid of the machine and rinsing. I then like to give my glass jug a good scrub in some hot water to remove any remnants of coffee. The rest of the machine can be simply wiped clean and stored away for next use. The beauty of this coffee machine in contrast to others I have owned in the past is that the body of the machine is entirely matt in colour and therefore you do not get any unsightly finger marks on the surface as you would with say a chrome finished coffee maker.
~Price and Availability~
Although I did not buy my Morphy Richards coffee maker, a quick look online reveals that this coffee maker can currently be purchased through Argos for £29.99 which makes it a bargain in my opinion and a price which easily competes with other similarly branded coffee makers on the market.
This has been a great machine for our home and one which I use on a regular occurrence. It continues to produce good cups of hot coffee months after having been given it and looks pretty tidy on the surface of my kitchen work top.
Overall this product scores an excellent five stars from me, after all you can't go wrong for only £29.99.
I hope this review has been of some assistance and thanks for reading!x
this great coffee maker is not bad all round and is set at a very reasonable price, but it does have a few disadvantages that should be considered before use. the first disadvantage is that the temperature of the coffee is set at warm only and would putt off people who love their coffee hot , because the strength control knob on top restricts the flow of hot water. The best way to off-set this is that you must first warm your milk in the microwave, then after a while the warm temperature isn't that bad because you get used to it. one important point is that this machine is long lasting and last about four years after constant use, and The hole for pouring the water in is quite difficult to get to.
added to my ciao account 29/10/14
I have has this coffee maker for a while now and I bought it to replace my cafetier which after being dropped I discovered it didn't bounce. So after cleaning up the broken glass the coffee I had just made and then making do with a mug of instant it was into town to replace it (well I was going into town anyway). I bought this particular model from Argos at a price of £29.99 and as I had built up a good amount of nectar points I used these to pay for it.
On getting home I unpacked it and set about making a pot of fresh coffee.
What is in the box?
The coffee maker (no honestly there is) the main body of which on my model is black and so fits in with the rest of my kitchen. The rest of the machine is made up of the clear glass jug with hinged plastic lid. The permanent filter and filter 'caddy' are there and are easy to fit into the machine. The filter caddy has a 'drip stop' function (known as a spring and a plastic seal) which does look slightly flimsy but more about that later. There is also a coffee scoop for measuring out your ground coffee.
The machine in use.
Well the coffee is easy to fill into the filter as is the water into the machine. On the side there is a clear fill level window but this is measured out in standard coffee cups so depending on the size of your cups and mugs you may need a bit of trial and error. I find that a little over the 4 cups level does two of my mugs but I drink my coffee black so I think the two cups equals one mug is about right.
This model has only the one switch - on and off. So it is simple enough for even my other half to use (no, that's unfair. He isn't that bad). After switching on the coffee fills the jug quite quickly and although I have not made this much coffee in one go it claims it can make 10 cups of coffee in about 8 min. Judging by the time it takes to make 4 cups I think the 8 min is perhaps a little hopeful but it is still quite fast. When enough coffee has been made I tend to switch it off. On removing the jug the drip stop should close the filter caddy but I was finding a few drips still came through for the first few seconds. Just moving the jug slightly at first so the drip stop closed before I removed the jug fully seems to have stopped this problem.
Whilst there is a bit of glugging and gurgling whilst it is making the coffee it is still fairly quiet in use.
There is a 'keep warm' plate which the jug sits on but I rarely use this as keeping coffee hot for too long makes it taste bitter as does reheating coffee.
The overall result is a pot of good coffee which is nice and hot. Now the taste of the coffee is more to do with the beans you use than the maker but as yet I haven't had a pot of 'stewed' coffee using this machine and the most important thing is that the coffee is hot.
What is this there for?
There is a strength selector on the top of the lid you open to fill the machine with water and coffee. Whilst it has 3 settings from dark to light I have tried it in all 3 of them and personally I think it has little effect on the actual coffee it produces. I now tend to keep mine in the middle.
Cleaning the machine:
The outside can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and as for all the bits which need cleaning it is a hand wash job as no part of the machine is suitable for cleaning in a dishwasher. These parts are easy to clean but after a while the filter may become stained - well it is in contact with coffee quite a lot. This staining does not taint your coffee as long as you clean the filter properly each time.
Whilst I use filtered water for mine it will need descaling from time to time. For this you will need to use one specifically made for coffee machines. You can buy one brand via the Morphy Richards website along with spare filters and filter holders.
Size and other technical bits:
Weight aprox 2.5 kg (empty)
Height 35 cm
Width 25 cm (allowing or the jug handle)
Depth 21 cm
Power 1 kW
The flex is a fairly good length (aprox 90 cm) but this would naturally depend on the location of your power points.
In all I think this is a good basic coffee maker and it is well worth the nectar points I spent on it. I would also have spent the £30 in cash terms as well for it.
Issues with your brewed coffee:
Even when you have found a ground coffee you like things can still go wrong. It can taste either a bit flat or rather bitter. A lot of this can be due to the way the coffee has been ground. Each type of coffee maker needs a different grind to get the best out of it.
If your coffee tastes a bit flat, no strength and is like hot water with a coffee slick then it could be the grind is too course for your machine this reduces the flavour that can be extracted from the beans.
If it is a bit bitter then the grind can be too fine and the coffee is becoming over - brewed (or stewed if you prefer).
Also coffee does go off quite quickly after it has been ground and will lose its taste and aroma. It is best to buy small amounts often. I tend to buy mine as beans and grind it myself as I want it as with it being whole beans it keeps for longer.
Short name: Morphy Richards 47041