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I purchased this kettle along with a matching toaster, it was cream in colour and of "contemporary" design. It looks smart, clean and a little bit of a different take on a classic hob kettle. It is electric which is so much easier to use than a traditional hob kettle and therefore not so noisy. It is a quick boil kettle so you don't have too wait too long for that all important cuppa. The appliance is quite compact so fits nicely into the kitchen. It holds about 6 mugs of water in, so will allow you to make drinks for a group of people at one time when you have people around. I live in a hard water area and so there is limescale in the water, so I'm unsure if this had something to do with how noisy the kettle actually is when boiling. It seemed to quiet down for one or two uses after it had been descaled however was very noisy again very quickly. In the end could not put up with the noise so had to go.
This is a good looking sturdy kettle which i purchased because i just loved the retro shape ( this is the second of this make of kettle i've had ). In the first few months i found it easy to use, the handle is comfortable to grip, it boils rapidly although you may want to turn off the whistle ( this is on the underside of the base) as it's loud and gets annoying after a while especially if you're making a hot drink at 2am!.
My real issue with this kettle was that after around nine months use it started to look a bit tatty, the paint started to peel around the base and along the water level indicator this was probably exacerbated by the fact of living in a hard water area although i did regularly descale the kettle.
Eventually i bought a replacement a completely different kettle.
Would i buy this brand again? the answer is emphatically no
Short name: Morphy Richards 43695