having never brought anything from morphy richards but knowing ofits quality we decided to invest in one - instead of buying a cheap one.
I was really impressed with how stylish it looks in our kitchen, and being black fits in with everything else in our kitchen. Also we really like the design. due to the handle being on the top instead of on the side it makes it much easier to pour the hot water into the mugs without spilling it.
The best things about this kettle are;
a) It is very quiet when it boils which is a bonus if you are making yourself a sneaky cup of tea without having to offer everyone else one!
b) It is stylish - I have had many compliments on how nice it is!
c) Quick to boil so you dont feel like you are standing around ages waiting for it
d) Light sensor to show that it is boiling (yes it is that quiet)
e) The handle has a really nice feel to it.
I would definitly recommend this product and we will make no hesitation in buying it again if it ever "died" with the fantastic colours that they have in this range now I think we would go for a colour one but black suits us for now!
I was kindly bought this kettle as a gift about a year or two ago. It's really a lovely kettle; shiny, sleek, stylish design and a wonderful whistle after every boil to signal the tea is ready to pour. I was delighted, finding it the perfect combo of hob-boiling whistling kettle nostalgia with modern electric efficiency.
It's very simple to use, just push down the tab at the bottom, and the little orange light on the side will light up. I've never had a problem with the noise kettles make, but for those that do, this is a fairly loud kettle and you will likely have to move out of the room to pursue conversations etc. but to be honest, it boils reasonably fast so you don't have to put up with the noise for long!
Where flaws come into the picture, something which does strike me as a potential issue for perhaps bigger families or using where groups of people are concerned, is the water limit. I'd say this isn't a problem if you're boiling the kettle for anywhere between around 1-4 people, but if you tend to need more than that, I suspect you'd need to fill and boil it at least more than once. Still, personally I feel that's more a case of a little patience, rather than anything at fault with the design of the kettle itself but it may still be something to consider.
Having had it a good amount of time now, and having used it multiple times almost every day, I believe it has great durability for the money. That said however, mine has sadly begin to struggle recently, beginning to sound rather like it's groaning as it boils and occasionally forgetting to whistle altogether, filling the kitchen with steam until someone goes in and switches it off. It does concern me that this could be quite a fire hazard, but it shouldn't pose a problem if you're aware of it. I should add that I had no problems with this at all until very recently, and at just over £40 I'm looking at buying a new one anyway.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend this kettle, particularly for its stylish design, quirky whistle, and boiling efficiency.
My friend has had the Morphy Richards Accents range for ages and I promised myself that when I finally got my new kitchen fitted that I would treat myself to the range as I had always envied hers as I thought they looked great in her kitchen.
I went for the metallic red and I think they make such a statement and look fantastic in my new kitchen giving it a really modern and sleek look.
I went for the pyramid kettle as opposed to the normal shaped one as I previously had a more elongated kettle and just fancied something different. The pyramid shape does hold a little less water than my old kettle but it still holds 1.5 litres of water and as I am only using it make cups of tea and fill the odd pan of water up on the cooker and not using it to fill a bath I find that this is more than enough capacity for me.
The kettle is made of metal and is all red with the exception of the lid and the spout which are stainless steel coloured. It is so eyecatching and I love the colour of the red as it is very vibrant and stands out brightening everything up. The design of the kettle is lovely and really modern but also very retro at the same time. It has nice little touches such as an illuminated water gauge and also an illuminated on and off switch. The water gauge is see through so you can see how much water is in the kettle and save you having to remove the lid all the time.
The lid comes off easily to fill the kettle up and I really like that the handle is easy to grip and because of where it is positioned I don't have to worry about any steam burning my hands when I am holding it and pouring water into a cup. It is also cordless so I can carry it to the cooker with ease.
The kettle is really quick to boil which is so nice as my old kettle used to take absolutely ages to boil. When it is getting close to boiling point it does get a bit noisy but no more than my other kettle did and it only lasts a few seconds so I don't find it to be a problem.
I've only had the kettle a couple of months but it is still looking really good and although it does attract fingerprints and smudges they are easily wiped off to keep it looking pristine. I paid £39.00 for this kettle though I have seen it cheaper online but I still think it was a good price as it has really improved the look of my kitchen and I absolutely love it.
I bought this kettle because it was on offer and wouldn't normally spend so much money on a kettle, I thought the design was rather nice and Morphy Richards is a well-known brand so thought it should be reliable. When I took the kettle out of the box I was a little disappointed at the quality, it looks good but feels a bit cheap. I have owned the product just over a month now and am a little disappointed with regard to the amount of water the kettle holds (1.5 litres), I am not sure what of the amount of water my last kettle held but this one seems to hold significantly less; I find that I am constantly filling the kettle up because I run out of water. One plus side to this kettle is that it boils pretty quickly (I assume this is helped by it holding less water!). All in all, it is a good kettle but I wouldn't pay full price for it.
I bought mine for just £32.99 in the January sales after my former kettle finally gave up the ghost. Despite the beautiful, dimensional black polished finish of the metal going with NOTHING in my kitchen. It's modelled rather like a traditional kettle, obviously being electric rather than gas. It's composed of stainless steel with a black plastic, heat resistant handle on a black base, on which it can fully oscillate. The element is fully concealed under a plate, and has a small plastic filter slotted in to capture limescale.
Upon first use I was surprised at how lightweight it was despite it's size, at just over a litre and a half, making it more than suitable for those with weaker wrists. It boils rapidly, and pours smoothly without any kind of sputtering of water from the jug. It's also easy to clean the exterior, and the filter slides out easily inside for routine washing.
However, there are several concerns ... The rapid boil feature is fantastic, but noisier than most kettles. It also, I suppose not so surprisingly, gets rather hot. It's also quite annoying to fill, to get the water in you can either struggle to prise off the top, pulling the handle of the lid from underneath the handle of the kettle is actually quite awkward, or fill it from the spout.
Overall though, this is a lovely addition to my kitchen, and something I'd highly recommend. It's also available in several other colours at varying prices, including red, dark blue, purple, copper and cream. And you get your two year warranty!
What can I say? This kettle makes me want to stand in the kitchen.
We have just moved home and I used this as a perfect excuse to update my kitchen appliances. My new kitchen is black and white and I opted for appliances that would complement this colour scheme and this Morphy Richards 43770 Accents Pyramid kettle (black) did so perfectly.
The kettle is, as the name suggests, a rather unique shape - a smooth, rounded triangle (sort of a pyramid anyway!). The kettle has a rounded handle over the top by which it can be lifted - so reminiscent of traditional kettles that were placed on the stove to boil. It sits on a round plastic plate that is wired to a plug and powers the kettle when in position. There is a circular metal lid that screws onto the top of the kettle that can be removed to fill the kettle with water. On the side of the kettle there is a scale that fills with water to indicate how full the kettle is. This is divided into number of cups - 2,4, 6 and a maximum of 8.
The outside of the kettle is a charcoal black, which has a glazed finish - so it looks sleek, modern and smart. I think it is really attractive and it looks great on my worktop. This model is also available in other colours - red, cream and purple - so can fit in with your colour scheme, It also has a matching toaster, which we have, and they look great together!
The kettle is easy to use. Once filled to the desired level, you simply flick the black switch located at the bottom of the kettle and it begins to boil. Whilst boiling it is relatively quiet and when complete, the switch simply clicks back off. It doesn't take long to boil and is very efficient. I find the scale on the side of the kettle a really useful feature and this is particularly helpful when trying to save water and only boil what you need. It also helps you judge the amount you need to boil when you have guests. I do usually allow a little more water than the scale suggests though as I have found that this does not quite give me enough water for the amount of cups stated - we do have fairly large mugs though. I do need to wipe the surface of the kettle quite frequently as water droplets dry on it and they really show up due to the glossy appearance - not overly noticeable but it does affect the appearance enough for me to want to wipe it over regularly.
This certainly isn't the cheapest kettle on the market. We purchased ours for around £40, but I think that was an offer price. They tend to price at the £40-50 mark. Whilst this is quite a lot to pay for a kettle, I do think that it is very well made and feels really good quality - hopefully it will also have the durability to warrant the pricetag. I recommend it as it boils efficiently, is easy to use and looks stylish too.
I received this kettle for Christmas from my mum, so I haven't been using it long! I've had it only 2 weeks, but I use my kettle about 20 times a day to make cups of tea or my babies bottles, so have used it plenty over the last two weeks! I saw this kettle in Dunelm Mill, and loved it when out shopping with my mum, so I'm glad she remembered which one I wanted! A few weeks before Christmas, there was a strange noise in my old kettle, like there was a screw loose so I was in need of a new kettle!
I have got it in plum, which is a gorgeous deep purple colour, which goes with the purple in my kitchen so well. It is really vibrant and looks really stylish. It comes in almost every colour you could be looking for, yellow, blue, orange, white, black, red, green! This kettle also has other matching kitchen accessories which I have got too, like toasters and bins, so everything can match.
This is a traditional style kettle, which I have not seen before myself, until I saw this one. Mine is in stainless steel, and can be cleaned easily with just a damp cloth. It has a big handle across the top of it, which I was worried would be in the way when filling it with water, but it is quite high and my tap fits underneath it perfectly well enough to fill it easily. It is easy to hold and grip, and so easy to pour the water out of. To fill with water it has a silver lid on the top which pulls off really easily, just slightly turn it, and it comes off and slips back in perfectly. It has a ring at the top of it, so you can pull the lid off easily.
This is quite a heavy kettle, even without water in it. I never fill mine to the top, but when half full, it is one of the heaviest kettles I have used. This isn't a problem to me though, it's not far from the base to the tap to carry! I think I would struggle though to hold it under the tap while it was filling up to the top though.
This kettle has a cordless base, which the kettle turns 360 degrees on. It clicks on and off really easily. To turn the kettle on, it has a small lever button at the base of the kettle you just press down, and a red light comes on to show it is on.
You can see your water level too on the outside of the kettle, so you know how much you have put in. It isn't too noisy either, a lot quieter than other kettles I have used, you can't hear it hardly unless you are in the same room. One thing I have noticed is how fast it boils! It is a lot quicker than my old one, which is great when I want to make a baby bottle quickly! It wasn't until I looked back at the manual, that it has rapid boil technology, and it definitely is faster than other kettles.
You can remove the filter from this kettle to clean. I have not had to do this yet, but it looks easy to remove. You just lift it upwards and it pulls out. This kettle retails between £30-£45 if places like Curry's, Amazon, Dunelm Mill, and is definitely worth this amount of money.
This is a great sturdy and stylish kettle which looks so nice in my kitchen. I am really happy with it and will definitely be buying more products in this range, in the same colour, it is gorgeous. It boils my water so quickly, quietly and I can't fault it really except it is rather heavy!
Following some bad buys regarding kettles, I decided to take a more careful approach. Our last one had begun to leak water from the bottom of the kettle into the base where the socket is. Not something you want to see happen! Of course the kettle had literally just passed its warranty period.
The idea of spending ages trawling through looking for kettles was not exactly my "cup of tea" ;) however it was well worth the time when I finally located this Morphy Richards Accents 43775 Pyramid kettle, in an array of stunning colours.
The kettle is a lot larger than I was expecting standing at approx 28cm high from base to top of the handle.
Firstly the colouring of the kettles via the photographs do not do them justice, I chose the "orange" one which from the photo looked quite bright but thankfully turned out to be a beautiful darker copper colour.
Like many kettles these days, this model is cordless with the cord instead attached to a base that the kettle itself sits on and can rotate 360 degrees. This allows you to carry it around the kitchen to pour into pans on the stove etc without having to unplug it and is great for both left and right handed people.
The limescale filter sits just against the spout and is removable, a gentle tug and it slides out nicely. The lid is fully removable with a nice round loop so you can get a good grip. I find this better than the usual hinged lids that can often became jammed or broken from continual use.
The kettle itself is slightly conical in shape and has an old style look to it which I found quirky and a little more unusual and making it much nicer than the usual jug style kettles that are around. The illuminated water gauge actually lies on the back of the kettle (opposite end to the spout) rather than the side. This appears to be a cosmetic design that does not ruin the "look" of the kettle (if that makes sense).
At the top is the curving handle that is padded for comfortable grip.
Just beneath the water gauge is the "on" button/lever that you push down to set the kettle going. On the base (facing you) is a bright red/orange light that comes on to show the kettle is working.
Easy enough to use, remove all packaging (including paper on the face of the plug...it is surprising how many people don't do that though!) Fill the kettle, boil and throw away the water - always good to do that with all new kettles.
Remove the lid, this is easy. I have known some kettles with lids that seemed to jam on and you had to fight them all the way, fearful of breaking. The lid comes off with a quick pull, water is added, sit it back on the base and plonk down the on lever.
With a 1.5 litre capacity it is a little heavy when full, so not the best for a more elderly person or someone with limited mobility as the handle makes you support the weight from above rather than from the side.
The rapid boil I found it to be pretty fast, with it boiling for 2 cups quicker than any of my previous kettles and despite its look, there is no loud whistling when it boils! In fact it is surprisingly quieter than many other kettles.
The outside can be wiped down with a damp cloth to clean it of any spills or splashes. As for the inside, the kettle can be cleaned like any other when needed by adding a cup of vinegar (white or malt is fine) and two cups of water. Boil, rinse, add clean water, boil pour out. (never add more vinegar than water).
While this kettle is certainly not the cheapest on the market it is also not the most expensive. In the end I recommend leaving the cheapies alone as it is truly a false economy. This kettle appears to be much more sturdy and long lasting than any of the plastic, cheaper ones I have purchased before.
It also came with an extension to 2 years warranty by Morphy Richards just by registering the product. So you can always do that for additional protection. However I think they only add that because they know it will last longer than 2 years, which is certainly longer than most kettles last these days.
~Things to Note~
* The handle - due to the design of the handle, it is quite instinctive to grab it at the top and pour. However this leaves your hand at the mercy of all that hot steam that then spills up and over your skin. Ouch! You need to take a grip of the handle at the farthest curve (closest to the water gauge back).
* Metal - as the kettle is made from metal rather than the usual plastic, it obviously gets very hot on the outside so extra care regarding this has to be taken.
* Eco-ness - the water gauge is not designed like a more-eco kettle where it is clear for water to cup ratio. Instead if you want to be eco, it is best you fill your cups with cold water and pour them into the kettle, that way you know you have the exact amount of water you need.
* Lid - Having been used to a kettle with a flip up lid and open access for the water to be poured, it can seem a little cumbersome the first time you remove the lid and then have to position the kettle under the tap. I did manage to bash my fingers against the tap as I held the handle (of course this could be my own clumsiness at work!)
* Cord - The cord that goes from the base is very short so you do need to think about this and the kettle's placement in regards to accessible sockets in your kitchen.
Good product, sturdy, quirky and quick.
Every Saturday I will wake up at my friend's house after a long night clubbing. I will usually spend the day there and drink countless cups of teas. I think our record being over 20 cups! We take it in turns to make the tea using this kettle.
I loved this kettle as soon as I saw it. It beats the rubbish one I have at home which I have also reviewed. It certainly looks so much nicer than ours too. They have it in a shiny red colour which looks so bright and pretty centred on there counter. I love its different shape. It's much shorter and wider than most kettles and may be the first one I've seen with such a different style.
It's just as simple and easy to use as any other kettle. Pour the water in the spout of lift up to top and pour in there. Close it, shove it on its stand and flick the switch. It's definitely a lot louder than other kettle which would be a problem in my house and the bedrooms are all near the kitchen so early risers might wake the lazier ones up. However, it boils very quickly. Much quicker than ours anyway!
As soon as I get my next place, this will be the kettle I buy. I would suggest the same to anyone else looking for a new kettle like looks a bit snazzier.
Having not long finished decorating my kitchen I decided to buy some new utilities to match the colour theme and having seen the Morphy Richards Accents 43770 online it was the perfect match for my new modern design. The metalic blue and silver blended in perfectly and costing only £35 with delivery!
The kettle has an oldskool feeling about it but with a modern and fresh design, with a 360' circular base its easy to lift and re-apply and easy to clean. It has rapid boil which basically means you can bring all 1.5 litres of water to the boil in a couple of minutes, or a minute or so for one or two cups! I haven't had the mental willpower to stand and time it precisely but it is a lot faster in comparison to your average £10-£15 kettle! It also has an illuminated on/off button and water gauge.
The blue model being one of several is very appealing to the eye consisting of a modern silver and black base, metalic blue surroundings and a traditional but fresh silver designed spout and lid. There is also a good size handle to grip the kettle firmly and a removable limescale filter.
It is quite lightweight and performs its purpose very well!
So if your looking for a new kettle at any point in the near future I would recommend one from the Murphy Richards Accents range. The kettle is still available at a range of places online including Amazon at only £32.99 with free delivery and argos who are charging a staggering £39.99!
When I moved into my new flat last summer my sister bought me a toaster and kettle as a housewarming present. She knew I'd had my eye on the Accents kettle, which is one of the kettles in the Morphy Richards range. I liked the fact that it was a traditional shaped kettle, yet had quite a contemporary look to it. I was really quite pleased that my sister had taken note and bought me one! This retails at around £49.99 although it is cheaper online and it is also one that has been reduced in the sales.
There are several colours in the Accents range and the one that I liked the most (and luckily received) was the dark red one, which has a metallic finish. The kettle itself is shaped like a cone - it has a cylindrical base, which gets smaller towards the top of the kettle. The body is red whilst the spout and lid are silver in colour. There is a black handle that runs over the top of the kettle, which is coated in plastic and is easy to grip. Running along the side of the kettle is a water gauge, which tells you how many litres of water you have in your kettle but also handily how many cups this corresponds to. It is worth pointing out at this stage that this kettle has a 1.5 litre capacity, which is equivalent to around 6 cups. That is plenty for me but if you have a large family or tend to get a lot of visitors you may want to consider a kettle with a larger capacity.
The kettle comes together with a 3kW element, which is on the base where the kettle is placed when in use. This is marketed as a 360-degree base, which I find quite handy as I don't have to orientate the kettle in any particular way in order for it to fit onto the base. The base does come with quite a short lead and although this doesn't pose too much of a problem for me as I have several sockets in my kitchen, it may be an issue for some. I should also point out that the cord can be stored away under the base. Overall, in terms of appearance, the kettle looks stylish and the metallic red colour really does brighten up my kitchen.
Although the kettle does have a removable lid, in practice I have found that it a little awkward to fill the kettle up from here. Instead I tend to fill the kettle up through the spout. This can be a little annoying though as the spout is quite narrow and I end up splashing water down the sides of this. I therefore always wipe the kettle down with a towel, including the bottom, as I don't think it would be very safe to have a wet kettle in contact with the heating base.
As I live by myself I tend to just boil around a cup at a time and I find the water gauge to be quite accurate and useful. However, it can prove a little difficult to read as it doesn't have a floating ball as a marker, instead relying on the you to read the water level as you would do on a measuring jug. The inside of the gauge also tends to get filled with condensation, which can also make it difficult to read.
Once on the base and plugged in you simply flick down the switch at the base of the kettle at which point a red light comes on the connector, indicating that the kettle is in use. I have found that the kettle boils the water very quickly - a cup in less than a minute. When I make pasta or boil vegetables I tend to fill the kettle to boil the water and then transfer this to the pan on the hob in the hope that this will save me some money on my energy bills. In this case the kettle still boils the water in a very reasonable time, taking just under two minutes. Whilst boiling away the kettle is quite quiet - you can hear it gently bubbling away but it isn't overly noisy. Unfortunately it doesn't start to whistle when starting to boil. On the one hand this may be good as I can imagine that would get quite noisy, but I don't often stand around waiting for the kettle to boil so a whistle would be a useful feature to have as it would enable me to hear when the water was boiled if I was in another room. The kettle is quite light itself so even when filled it's not too heavy and pouring out the water once boiled is easy.
I have been using this kettle for around 6 months now, almost on a daily basis and it is still going strong. The kettle has a concealed heating element which is really handy as I live in a hard water area and so it can't get furred up with limescale. Although I have pointed out some minor niggles with this kettle on the whole I am really quite happy with this kettle. It works well, boils water quickly and makes a stylish addition to my kitchen. Recommended.
A few months ago my old faithful Morphy Richards kettle finally gave up on me. As it was around 5 years old and had be used several times every day I felt that I had had excellent value for my money. I knew I wanted to replace my old model with something stylish and modern as well as functional. Browsing the internet I immediately fell in love with another Morphy Richards model; the accents model 43770.
The Morphy Richards accents kettle comes in several gorgeous colours including blue, red, green and black. I opted for blue, although the red was a close contender! The kettle is a triangular shape with silver lid and black handle. The kettle sits on a round black base that contains the cable. The kettle looks very stylish and the silver lid and black handle compliment the blue of the main of the kettle beautifully.
Not only does the kettle look beautiful, but is performs well too. The kettle sits firmly on the base and feels very safe. The kettle has a 3kw concealed rapid boil element. It has a 1.5 litre capacity and boils very quickly even when full. The kettle has an illuminated water gauge on the outside, so you can easily base exactly how much water is in the kettle. The black handle is very sturdy and is comfortable to grip. The instruction booklet suggests that the kettle is filled via the spout. Again this is easy to do as the spout is fairly wide. The kettle pours well with no spills. There is a level at the base of the kettle to operate it. The level is easy to press down and it switches off automatically when the kettle has boiled. When the kettle is operating there is a red light that glows at the front of the kettle.
Overall I am delighted with my new kettle and would have no hesitation in recommending it. It looks stylish is well made and boils quickly. The lid is a bit stiff to get off, although as the kettle is filled via the spout this is not a problem .The blue body of the kettle is easy to wipe clean and unlike my previous stainless steel model, this one doesn't show finger marks. The kettle is a bit on the noisy side when in operation, but this doesn't really bother me. I bought my kettle from Amazon and paid £39.99. It is available from high street retailers including John Lewis and Argos. It comes with a 1 year manufactures guarantee.
Short name: Morphy Richards 43770