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Morphy Richards 43680

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Brand: Morphy Richards / Capacity: 1.7 Liter / Cord Type: Cordless / Concealed Element: With Concealed Element / Power: 3100 W / Water Level Indicator: With Indicator

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      09.04.2011 13:25
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      When my husband and I moved house, his parents were kind enough to give us what seemed like a very nice kettle as a house warming gift. It was a Morphy Richards 43680 BOIL Food Fusion Kettle.

      ---The Basics---
      This is a 1.7 litre cordless kettle with a concealed 3.1 Kw rapid boil element. It is cylindrical in shape and has a very contemporary brushed stainless steel finish. On each side there is a water level window which is illuminated by a blue light when in use. The kettle whistles when the water has boiled.

      ---Boiling Water---
      This kettle does boil water fairly quickly. When filled to the minimum level is it takes just 35 seconds to boil. This provides just enough water to fill a single standard sized mug. Boiling enough water to make morning tea for my husband and I takes right about 1 and a half minutes. A full kettle takes just shy of 3 and a half minutes. Obviously, these times varied slightly depending on the starting temperature of the water. These times were taken on a fairly warm spring day.

      ---Problems---
      I could spend a lot of time explaining this kettle in great detail, but frankly there is no point because you would be absolutely mad to buy one. The first problem was that our kettle would whistle at random times. It did not always whistle when the water had boiled, but it frequently whistled in the middle of the afternoon or at three in the morning when no one had used it in hours. At least once it turned itself on (which could be rather dangerous if there had not been any water in it).

      My father in law eventually told us why they had given this kettle to us. Apparently my mother in law had bought a very expensive (£90) Morphy Richards kettle which broke after 2 days. They did not want to replace it with the same kettle so instead opted for two of these 43680 models, one of which they gave to us. Their 43680 lasted about 6 months before it started leaking badly and had to be thrown out. Ours lasted about 10 months before the hinge on the lid broke (which meant we had to fill it through the pour spout). Shortly after that it started leaking at the base.

      ---Price and Availability---
      Morphy Richards is no longer making this model of kettle (thank goodness) but there are still a few available online. A refurbished one costs £35 on Amazon.

      ---Verdict---
      This kettle might look great, but it was rather expensive (around £45) and lasted less than a year. I advise everyone to avoid this model like the plague. Frankly, I would be very hesitant to buy another Morphy Richards kettle. We are sticking to cheap and cheerful options from now on.

      Last thoughts: I find it rather amusing that dooyoo has included "picture quality" and "sound quality" as criteria on a kettle.

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      Short name: Morphy Richards 43680