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Because the kettle and toaster are the things that are always out on show in my kitchen I want nice looking ones. They have to work good too but how they look is important to me. I wanted a coloured kettle but something that was a bit more unusual than the usual colours so I picked this one in plum because I thought it would stand out more and was really unusual and nice looking. The kettle is from the Morphy Richards Accents range so there are other things you can get which all match together. The kettle is a pyramid shape which I just think is more pleasing to the eye than the longer shaped kettles. The colour is really striking and eye catching and I am really pleased with the purple colour as it makes a nice contrast against my black work top and black tiles. You can fill the kettle up from the spout or the lid on the top of the kettle and on the back there is a panel where you can see how much water you have put in. I always try to only fill it with enough water for what I need so that it isn't wasting power and when I fill it with only enough water for one or two cups of tea it boils really quickly. It pours easily without splashing all over the counter and the handle is easy to hold when pouring it in to a cup. If I over fill the kettle it does sometimes splash but this is my own fault for putting too much water in it to begin with. It isn't a silent kettle and it does make quite a lot of noise when boiling but because it boils really quickly this doesn't bother me too much. It also cuts itself off as soon as it is finished boiling so you don't have to keep watching it. It holds 1.5 litres of water so it is a decent size. I will say that it is quite heavy to begin with so when it is full it is obviously heavier and can be a bit awkward to carry. If you only fill it for enough for a few cups though it isn't bad. I really like this kettle and am very happy with it. I love the colour and how it looks in my kitchen and I think it looks nicer than just a plain white or steel kettle. It isn't as cheap as a plain kettle though and it cost me £45 which I thought was a lot for a kettle but I was willing to pay it because I liked the colour of it so much.
I moved into my own home in May this year and as a house warming gift my parents said they would buy us a kettle and toaster with a budget of about £50. And so the search began! I wanted something that looked a bit different to your usual kettle and toasted that wasn't going to break the bank and when I came across this range I loved it instantly. It's sleek design won us both over and when we seen it in the plumb our colour scheme was decided. It is a beautiful metallic deep plum colour which adds a touch of elegance to my kitchen. The kettle itself holds a decent amount of water (about 6 mugs full) and it boils really quickly. I love the switch on the side as you can feel it almost click down when you switch it on, it lights up and there is a definite (and quite loud) click when the kettle is boiled, which helps you realise when the water if fully boiled. Overall, I love this kettle and would recommend it to anyone wanting to add an efficient, elegant kettle to their kitchen.
We treated ourselves to a new kettle to go with our new kitchen. The kitchen tiles are lime green, and we thought that a deep plum kettle would be a great contrast (that sounds awful when I read it, but it works - at least, I think it does). We were delighted when we saw that the Accents range had a deep plum colour, and it didn't disappoint when we saw it: it's a very rich, deep metallic purple that's subtle but also striking, particularly in sunlight. The kettle sits on a base that is plugged in, so you can lift and pour it without the flex getting in the way. It doesn't look like a large kettle, but it holds a standard 8 cups. The water gauge is the only thing about the kettle that isn't reliable: it takes a little while to register, so (on my kettle at least) it's hard to gauge when you've filled it. It's a good fast boiler, and clicks out reliably when it's finished boiling. The lid fits well, and is easy to get off but doesn't leak steam. The kettle needs a bit of work to keep looking good. Because the colour's so deep, watermarks show up and need to be polished off with a softish cloth. The metallic finish looks as if it might scratch easily, so we've been very careful, and so far it's stayed OK. This wasn't a cheap kettle (£35) but looks great and works reliably.
I purchased this kettle as I am obsessed with purple things and my kitchen is no exception to this rule, you name it, its purple, anyway....back to the kettle. The colour for starters is awesome, metalic purple really shines in the light. It holds 1.5L which is plenty, there is no ball in the water level section, so reading this can be tricky, especially if there is some condensation in there but, swish the water around the kettle a little and it clears easily. It is a fast boil kettle, which is a true statement, because of this it is very loud while boiling. It doesnt boil for that long so it isnt too much of a problem, I am getting used to the level of noise from it now, when I first started using it, it was a bit of a shock. The button to switch the kettle on and off is on the side with a little red light to indicate it is on. You can not depress the button while the kettle is not situated on the base. This doesnt cause an issue, just a little something I have noted. There is storage space under the kettle for excess cable, although the entire cable itself is quite short, so I am unsure if this is needed. The base is round and the kettle can swivel 360 degrees which is useful for left and right handed people.
I've recently been updating all of the small appliances in my kitchen, my old ones were cheap, basic appliances as when I first moved into my first home I was quite badly strapped for cash. My old kettle was an Asda Smartprice one and although it did boil eventually, it was three years old and looked a little tatty. I bought a Morphy Richards toaster and thought the kettle in the same colour looked great so went ahead and bought it. The Morphy Richards is available to buy from many retailers of small kitchen appliances such as Argos, Debenhams and Amazon to name a few. They vary quite widely in price from anywhere around £30 up to about £60, it is definitely worth looking around if you are seriously planning on purchasing one. This kettle is from the Morphy Richards accents range which is a range of toasters, kettles and even smaller things like cheese graters and pizza wheels. The range is full of different colours from blue's, reds, and greens, to pastel colours such as cream. I personally have this kettle in the plum colour so it matches my plum coloured toaster I bought, a lot different to the plain white one I had previously! The kettle is described as both a traditional kettle and also a pyramid kettle. The traditional description is used as it does look a lot like the old style, on top of the hob, kettles looked like but it has a modern twist on it with the stainless steel and colourful body. It has the pyramid description as the main body of the kettle is shaped in a sort of pyramid shape. Above the main body of the kettle is a rounded handle making it easy to grip when in use and below that is a lid for when you need to get inside to clean. The spout is quite thin which makes it sometimes difficult to fill up in a hurry. The base for the kettle is circular with a small sticky out circle in the middle which the kettle is based upon when it's not in use or when it's boiling. This means that the kettle can swivel 360 degrees without any problems so there isn't much faffing about to do when you want to place the kettle onto the base. I would imagine this proves useful for both left and right handed people. The base also has storage for excess cable underneath should you wish to use it, the power cable itself is quite short so I don't think many people will use the storage. As the cable is quite short it means the kettle needs to be used close to a power supply which could prove quite tricky for some kitchens but I have a stupid amount of plug sockets so it's not a problem for me. The capacity of the kettle is 1.5 litres which equates to around 6 cups of water. There is a water level indicator so you can see how full the kettle is. There is no ball or anything in this so you solely have to look at the actual water level which can sometimes prove time consuming, especially if it has a little condensation inside. I normally only fill it up a little at a time as there is no need for me to boil a huge amount of water for a couple of cups of tea, I occasionally fill it right up if I am about to boil pasta and such on the hob. To turn the kettle on there is a small flick up or down switch on the side of the kettle. When the switch is flicked down the power is on and a light will turn on to show that the kettle is boiling. This kettle is described as a fast boiling kettle, this is probably down to the 3kw of power it uses. When I am only boiling a couple of cups of water it doesn't take any more than a minute to boil so by time you've got cups and tea bags ready the water has pretty much boiled so there is no waiting around. One thing I have found when the kettle is boiling is that it is quite loud compared to my old kettle, the only reason I can see for this is because it is a fast boiling kettle, it's not a huge problem as it hardly takes any time to boil so the loud noise isn't there for long. I'd definitely recommend this Morphy Richards kettle, not only does it look fantastic (especially as it matches the new toaster too) but the quality is great. It boils rapidly, has a 360 degree swivel base, and is easy to handle. The only minor gripes I have with it is the loud noise when it's boiling and the short power cable, other than that it's awesome!
Traditional looking Morphy Richards 43769 kettle, though with a modern twist / perfect for adding some designer chic to your kitchen work top / Its 3kW element boils water rapidly / and quietly / thanks to Morphy Richards' Quiet Boil technology / Short name: Morphy Richards 43769