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Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker
Member Name: hanmillie
Morphy Richards 47041 Coffee Maker
Advantages: Great value for money, well brewed and hot coffee, easy to setup, use and clean
Disadvantages: None in my opinion
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
Summary: My daily coffee fix made easier
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