Product Type: Morphy Richards kettles
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Witch BOILS? No this kettle boils... rapidly too!
Morphy Richards 43769
Member Name: cornishchic
Morphy Richards 43769
Advantages: Looks good, 360 swivel base, fast boiling
Disadvantages: A little loud, short cable
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!
Summary: Lovely kettle available in a variety of colours
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