Product Type: Morphy Richards kettles
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The less posh end of the accents range but almost as nice
Morphy Richards 43170
Member Name: brady58
Morphy Richards 43170
Advantages: Looks nice, boils quickly and quietly, fantastic price
Disadvantages: Plastic looks cheaper than the metal body of the more expensive accent kettle
I bought this kettle to match my toaster as I wanted the accessories in my kitchen to be blue as I found these particular colours in the accents range to be really striking.
I was originally going to go for the dome version as I had seen it in the shop and it was just as stunning as the toaster but it was nearly £50 whereas I scouted this one online for just £20. As I had already paid more for the matching toaster than I had really wanted to I decided to buy this one instead.
When it arrived and I got a good look at it I was initially disappointed the colour didn't quite match my accents toaster as it is a bit darker but they are enough of a match that it wasn't a major problem for me.
Also unlike the dome kettle which is made from a premium metal this one is made mainly from plastic but again this is a compromise I was willing to make for the price I paid for it.
The kettle is cordless and comes with a 360 degree base which basically means that you can place the kettle down anywhere on the base and it doesn't have to be at a certain angle to work.
It comes with everything you would normally expect with a modern kettle. There is an on/off switch, safety cut out and a button for opening the lid for filling.
The lid mechanism is really smooth and opens and shuts really easily without getting stuck. I am quite lazy and usually just fill the kettle up from the spout as I tend to just be making either one or two cups of tea at a time but if I am going to be filling it all the way then I do use the lid and it does make it easier to fill without splashing everywhere.
The kettle can hold 1.7 litres of water which is more than enough to fill a large tea pot or the coffee machine if I have guests round. It also boils really quickly and isn't overly noisy and juddery like some kettle can be.
Although I do wish I could have afforded the metal one this one does look good and it also has an added benefit of being so easy to clean. I have had plenty of metal kettles in the past so I know what a hassle they are to keep looking pristine whereas with this one it doesn't stain and a quick wipe over with a cloth is enough to keep it looking immaculate and I'm not forever trying to polish off finger prints and marks.
I think this kettle was an absolute bargain. It looks amazing with the toaster even if it isn't quite as bright or posh and it really has given my kitchen a new lease of life as far as decoration goes and I would highly recommend it.
Summary: The less posh end of the accents range but almost as nice
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