Product Type: Morphy Richards kettles
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Great kettle, few drawbacks but love the whistle!
Morphy Richards 43690
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Morphy Richards 43690
Advantages: Looks great, boils fast, reliable
Disadvantages: Sometimes accidentally "steams" hands when pouring water out; easy to accidentally turn on.
I bought this kettle after my previous one started leaking water out of the bit where the plastic joins the metal after only a year, and was a little concerned the same might happen again. I have now had this model for a year, and there has been no leakage whatsoever, yay!
This kettle looks great on the worktop - it has a stylish shape, nice sturdy finish, and sits really well with a variety of other kitchen objects because it is such a modern yet classic design. It is also relatively easy to keep clean - I have the silver one, and find that a quick wipe with a cloth and a polish with a teatowel is enough to keep it looking good on the outside.
The kettle is very quick at boiling water compared to my previous one, I can generally make a cup of tea in a couple of minutes (obviously it takes longer with a full kettle). The capacity is quite good - about 1.5l which is fine for most things but sometimes need to boil a second time e.g. for large pasta pans etc. It is easy to see how much water is in when it is placed on a level surface. I usually fill it up through the spout which works well and is quick.
One of the best features, apart from its looks, is the whistling sound effect when it boils! I love this, and loads of visitors comment on how homely a sound it is! There is the option to switch the whistle off via a switch under the base of the kettle.
There are a few negative points to note. Firstly, steam sometimes hurts my hand while pouring water into cups. This doesn't always happen, but I assume it's a slight design flaw and can be annoying.
Also, it is a bit easy to accidentally turn on if the kettle is pushed up against something on the worktop, as the on switch is low and easy to press.
Although the water level guide is easy to read, it is hard to tell how much is in it while you are filling it up - probably because of the shape of the kettle.
There is now a slight rattling inside when lift it up. No idea what this is, but it still works fine so maybe it is supposed to happen.
It is hard to take the lid off (I do not do this often), particularly when it has hot water in.
Overall, I would buy the kettle again due to its looks, quick boil and reliability, but there are a few drawbacks to consider.
Summary: Recommended, lots of positives, a few drawbacks
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