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I bought this kettle about one month ago to go with my new kitchen. I wanted red accessories in my kitchen and this is such a lovely colour. I got this on sale and have noticed they are quite frequently on sale in places such as argos and sainsburys. The cord isn't that long but I don't find that a problem as like most people I keep the kettle next to a plug socket anyway. I find it doesn't take that long to boil the water when the kettle is full, just a few minutes which is great if your impatient like myself. So far I have not had any problems with lime scale either, I just make sure I completely empty the kettle off all water. Overall I would say it is a great kettle that is a fantastic colour and does what it says on the box. What more could you possibly ask for when purchasing an household item?
I have recently ventured into the buy to let housing market, which has meant that I've had to purchase a whole number of different appliances to furnish my houses. One such purchase was a Morphy Richards 43772 1.5 litre Accents Red Traditional Kettle.
I bought this particular kettle because I liked its style and because it was available in red, which matched a particular colour scheme. This was last year but a few months later my own kettle broke (the automatic cut out kept failing and I was forever finding a kitchen that resembled a steam room) and because I was impressed with this kettle I bought another one, which I picked up from Tescos for £34.50.
The kettle looks very modern and funky and has a conical pyramid shape. It has a red body and a silver chrome spout and lid and sits on a round plastic base. The electrical lead that is connected to this plastic base is quite short so you will need to situate it close to a plug socket but my kettle sits on the side in the corner of my kitchen, immediately in front of a plug, so this wasn't a problem for me.
The lid on the top of the kettle is removable but this is quite a tight fit and doesn't come off easily. It is recommended that the kettle is filled with water via the spout and that the lid is only removed for cleaning purposes. This explains why the end of the spout is much wider than that found on most other kettles. Above the lid there is a large round heatproof handle, which is very easy to grip but because I've always had kettles with a handle on the side before I found this a bit odd to get to used to at first.
The kettle is very light when empty and even when filled with water it is still very easy to lift and pour. The tight fitting lid together with the shape of the handle ensures that no steam escapes when you pour the hot water, which is a very clever design.
On the side of the kettle there is a gauge that shows you how full the kettle is with a minimum and maximum mark at the bottom and top. When fully filled it can hold 1.5 litres of water.
Apart from the quirky, retro design of this appliance perhaps its most important practical feature is the speed in which it boils the water. I've had previous kettles that seem to take ages to reach boiling point, but this one does the job in under a minute. The downside of this is that the power created in the rapid heating does make it a bit noisy.
Switching on the kettle is very easy, you simply push down a switch and when the kettle is on there is an orange light that comes on. It also has a timescale filter inside, which can be easily removed and cleaned.
My kettle is used several times everyday and it still looks very new. The metallic red paint does look like it could easily chip but I haven't found this to be the case.
I like the idea that this kettle is cordless as it means you can lift it straight off the base without having to unplug it or bring your cup or pan to it. The 360 degree base also ensures that it is suitable for both left or right handed people as the kettle will work whichever direction it is placed onto the base.
The kettle comes packaged in a square cardboard box which includes instructions and a 12 months manufacturers guarantee. I always save the boxes to such appliances in case they break whilst under warranty and over the years I have returned a few kettles within 12 months of purchasing them, but neither of my kettles look like failing yet.
Key features include:
3 KW concealed rapid boil element
1.5 litre capacity
Illuminated on/off switch and water gauge
360 degree cordless base
Height : 27 centimetres
Width: 21.5 centimetres
Depth: 24 centimetres
Weight: 1.3 Kilograms (when empty)
Overall opinion: Not the cheapest kettle available, but stylish, fun and reliable so recommended.
We recently treated ourselves to a brand new shiny red kettle (Morphy Richards 43772). Our old one had well and truly died on us and this bright red one caught my eye. Initially my hubby tried to put me off, saying that £39.99 was far too expensive when we could buy a simple white plastic jug style kettle for about a quarter of the price, but I dug my heels in and it looks great on our kitchen counter.
This kettle came in a wide choice of lovely bright colours to choose from but I really liked the look of the shiny red one. I loved the shape of this kettle immediately as it's wider at the bottom than it is at the top. It has a silver spout and lid and a good thick solid rounded padded handle which doesn't get hot, no matter how many times I've been boiling it.
The kettle came all boxed with a good set of instructions which were very clear and easy to read and understand. It has a water gauge on the side and the button is at the bottom to press down to switch it on. This particular kettle is a 1.5 litre capacity, which is fine for just my hubby and me as our daughter tends to only drink cold drinks for now.
The first time I used the kettle I was a bit taken aback by how loud this particular model is. I actually had my washing machine on at the same time but I could clearly hear the boiling noise as the kettle got itself going. I've actually become accustomed to the noise now but at first it did seem extra loud, especially when I compared it to my old Russell Hobbs kettle. On the plus side though, it does boil a lot quicker than my old kettle so I can't complain.
As its red and very shiny, it does attract greasy marks and fingerprints but I keep buffing it up and it they do polish off reasonably well. It actually gleams at the moment and I love coming in from work or shopping and as I step through my back door I come face to face with my lovely bright red shiny kettle. It really stands out in my kitchen and adds a bit of style to my drab old kitchen.
Overall, I'm really pleased with the kettle all round really. It looks great, very stylish and modern, it makes a very fast cup of tea and it pours perfectly without any dribbling.
Great kettle and I totally recommend it.
NB: Review originally posted on Ciao! August 2012.
Since writing this review in August, I was so impressed with the kettle I went out to buy the matching toaster (also in red) and both of them set together on my counter top look smashing. Also, the boiling noise no longer bothers me and I've become used to it.
When my old (and rather basic) kettle broke about a year and a half ago, I went on the hunt for a new and improved one. My kitchen is pretty quirky and I wanted a kettle with some character to fit in. I decided on the Morphy Richards Accents 43772 Kettle.
The thing which initially attracted me to this kettle was the look of it (along with the fact it's made by Morphy Richards who are generally a reliable brand). It's short, chunky, 'pyramid' shaped, red (I do believe other colours are available) with chrome spout and lid. It has a large handle on top and looks pretty retro. It's certainly a lot more stylish than most basic kettles! It looks great in my kitchen and is something I'm happy to have out on display. The kettle came in a cardboard box with instructions and guarantee.
I was worried that the kettle may chip/scratch easily and that imperfections would appear really obvious because of the colour. However it's really durable and is still in very good condition, despite being used daily. I have noticed that watermarks, fingerprints and general spillages do tend to show up a lot, but that's nothing a damp cloth can't fix! The biggest issue for me is that limescale tends to gather around the chrome (mainly around the lid and base of the spout) which can make the kettle look rather unsightly if you don't keep on top of it. Unfortunately I live in a hard water area, but those who live in non-hard water areas may not have this problem. A few months ago I picked a piece of limescale from the kettle and it took a small piece of red gloss off, so now I make sure I regularly clean and dry the kettle around the chrome areas.
The instructions advise filling the kettle up through the spout (instead of taking the lid off every time) which I thought was a bit odd, but it's much more convenient than filling up through the top and the spout is just the right size for our kitchen tap to fit snugly inside.
The kettle holds a generous 1.5 litres. There is a clear water level indicator on the side of the kettle, this clearly indicates how much water you're putting in to the kettle. It also shows a minimum and maximum level which is handy. Underneath is a chunky switch that you push down to boil the kettle (it pops itself back up when the kettle has finished boiling). I use the kettle on a daily basis, it's mostly used for hot drinks and filling saucepans up for dinner - I never need more than 1.5 litres of hot water, so the capacity is perfectly fine for me. The kettle sits on a 360 degree plastic black base which you plug in to the nearest plug socket - it doesn't matter what way you put the kettle on the base, which makes it very easy for those in a rush (and also doesn't matter if you're left or right handed). The wire for it isn't very long, but then I don't suppose you would want wires running all over your kitchen! There is a light on the bottom of the kettle, when the switch is pushed down the light lets off an orange glow to let you know that the kettle is boiling (this is easy to see in daylight too).
Not only does the handle make the kettle look fun but it's practical too. Holding the handle on top takes a little bit of getting used to but you soon get the hang of it! It has a black plastic handle and the steam doesn't rise up to the handle when pouring, so there's no chance of getting burnt. I feel very in control when holding the kettle, it feels safe and sturdy. I also find that the design of the spout ensures that the kettle pours smoothly and gives a good aim!
The kettle has a removable limescale filter to help improve water quality. I can't honestly say that I noticed the difference in my water but it's a good feature to have anyway, especially when you live in a hard water area. Another feature includes a 'failsafe cut-out system' which is always good to have.
I would say that one of the best features of this kettle is the time it takes to boil. The kettle has a 3kw rapid-boil element (whatever that means) and gets to work as soon as you flick the switch. I would say that it averagely takes a minute for the kettle to boil. It's definitely the fastest boiling kettle that I've owned. The downside is that it's quite loud ('PSSSHH DONK DONK DONK GOBBLE GOBBLE'!!) but as the boiling time is so quick, it's not really a big deal to me (might be to others possibly?).
The Morphy Richards Accents 43772 Kettle is widely available and can be brought from most electrical shops, supermarkets, online retailers etc. I got mine for £50.00 (which was about the average price for this particular kettle) from Tesco. This might be slightly more than some people would be willing to spend on a kettle, however I think it's an acceptable price to pay for a kettle which looks fabulous, boils super fast, is easy to handle and is reliable.
I purchased the Morphy Richards kettle because I had heard it was a good, safe brand.
It is definitely a stylishly designed kettle. It stood out from all others in the shop. I purchased it in red to match my other appliances and the metallic sheen does look very shiny and smart. The smooth dome shaped design and chrome finish allows for easy cleaning and it doesn't show drip stains much.
The spout is angled to create a smooth and satisfying curve of water as it is poured - My favourite thing about this kettle! This also means little effort is required in tipping the kettle to fill a cup.
Another benefit of this kettle, is that it is placed on a base/dock to boil, which is plugged in to the mains. Therefore, the kettle can be easily picked up and carried about without need to remove any leads.
The handle is positioned at the top of the kettle, above the lid. For me, this hasn't caused any problems with obstructing the lid when it comes to filling up the kettle but I could see it causing difficulties for some people depending on the design of their kitchen taps. Something worth thinking about before buying.
One disadvantage I have found, is the kettle does not come with a filter so when limescale does build up, it leaves nasty surprises in the bottom of your teacup! However, filter attachments can be purchased separately.
After recently purchasing the Toaster that accompanies this stylish Kettle from Morphy Richards, it was decided that our old kettle just didn't quite cut the mustard any more (I thought it was supposed to boil water?!?) and that we needed to find a replacement. When my wife learnt that this paticular model matched the toaster we had already bought, she was sold and that was before we even looked at the pros and cons of whether it would be a good buy!
Thankfully my wife generally has good taste in appliances and, about a month in, so far this has proved itself to be a fairly good buy. Its design is very much Art Deco and quite Post-Modern lending an air of funky cool to any kitchen no matter how small and dingy. Of course no one would be silly enough to just buy a kettle on looks alone would they? (Ahem!)
Advertised as faster than your usual kettle, I am happy to report that rumours of its speed have not been exaggerated. It does have a slightly smaller capacity than other kettles on the market but seeing as I don't paticulary need half a gallon of hot water at any one time this has not proved a problem for me up to this point! The manufacturers would also have you believe that this is quieter than your other average water boiling receptacle but this, I must report, is somewhat in question. True, it is quieter than my last kettle but then that was well past its sell-by date and due to be retired. This is nowhere near approaching silent by any means but I must admit it is not that noisy that it provides a distraction and sometimes, if you are in another room for example, it is handy to hear the kettle doing its work so that you know when it is finished and don't forget about it, leaving the water inside it to go cold so you have to reboil only to forget about it all over again. No, that's right ~ I've never done that either!
So, to sum up ~I like the fact it has a removable limescale filter (hadn't mentioned THAT yet had I? Are you sold yet?), I like the speed it takes to boil and I like the look. Is there anything I don't like about it? Not really no. At approx £35-£40 depending on where you buy it, it is not the cheapest around but I do think it is a kettle worth shelling out for and if you already have the toaster, WHY NOT complete the set? Yes, it might mean you are a slave to consumerism and that you are easily lead by evil manufacturers and their nefarious schemes to seperate your money from your wallet but hell, life's too short. And if you can't have kitchen appliances that match and make your kitchen look cool then truly what is the point of living?
P.S: anyone who says my wife rules the trousers and that I only REALLY bought this to keep her quiet is right. But now and again, she is right and in ntruth, this was a pretty good purchase! (Just don't tell her that!)
Domestic appliances are contrary little so-and-sos and they know when to give up the ghost. Somehow they always choose the most inconvenient of times. Our old kettle chose to stop working when we had a houseful of visitors a few months ago so my husband was dispatched to find a replacement and came home with this nifty little red number - the Morphy Richards Accents 'Traditional Kettle' model number 43772. Unlike many people who seem to deliberate at length over which model to buy, our purchase was purely based on necessity and zero research. Why did my husband choose this one? I suspect because it's very pretty. He paid around £30 for it which is perhaps a little on the high side of what I'd normally expect to invest in a kettle but I can't criticise him too much - at least he went and got one.
Our 43772 is red - a rather deep lovely metallic finish that just urges you to touch it. Well that's what I did when I saw it ................ and then I ran my fingers under the tap. Note to self - don't touch a hot kettle just because it's pretty. It's also a rather attractive shape, designed to remind people of the old style kettles that used to stand on top of a range. The trouble is that whilst it's attractive, it's not the most practical of shapes and I've struggled to get the hang of it - but more of that later.
The key things to know about the kettle are that it's cordless, that the element is concealed so it can't get furred up, and it has a powerful 3 kw element that zaps water pretty pronto. It claims to boil quietly but as I sit here typing two rooms away from the kitchen I can hear it doing its stuff so it's hardly whisper-quiet. Mind you I don't think I've ever been disturbed by kettle noise so it's not something that matters to me. I can confirm though that it is remarkably quick - not that I can ever say that any previous kettle that I've had has left me tapping my fingers and wishing it would get a move on. In effect it's solving problems that I don't actually have.
I like the balance of the kettle when picked up by the handle at the top. I think this top handle is more stable than the more conventional side handle you get on jug-style kettles which can make it hard for some older or less strong people to lift due to the angle. The top handle means that the weight of the kettle pivots nicely when you're pouring.
The kettle comes with a 2-year guarantee if you can remember where you put the receipt. I don't think I've had a kettle before with more than one year's guarantee but equally I've never had a kettle that hasn't gone out of fashion long before it's given up the ghost. Those are the good things.
The list of downsides is rather longer than I would like. Firstly it's only a 1.5 litre capacity kettle which I think is rather low. Typically kettles I've had before have been at least 1.7 litres and whilst the difference might not sound much, the shape of the kettle with the broad base and narrow neck means that if you do accidentally over-fill it, there's not a lot of space for the water to expand before it's bursting out of the top. Personally I think a jug shaped kettle is a safer and more logical style, though perhaps not so pretty or stylish.
My husband said one of the reasons he bought it (the rational one, not the 'it's pretty' reason) was because it had a water level indicator on the outside and the others in the supermarket didn't. Sadly I find this indicator is really tricky to read and it would really benefit from a 'floating ball' to make the level clearer. Because of the pyramid shape the bottom of the kettle fills rather slowly and then the upper part fills really fast, making it tricky to control how much you're putting in, especially since the recommendation is to fill through the rather stupidly narrow spout, rather than removing the lid and filling directly. Filling through the spout helps to prevent the filter getting a build up of limescale but may well mean that you have to hold the kettle slightly on the slant in order to get good access to the spout, making the water level indicator even more useless.
The baseplate onto which you place the kettle comes on quite a short lead but needs only to be long enough to clear the underside of the kitchen cupboards. Personally I don't want a long cable on a kettle base as it's just one more thing to get tangled up, so that doesn't worry me but may be inconvenient for anyone whose kitchen has a shortage of power points.
Turning the kettle on requires you to press a small sticky-out lever at the base of the kettle, just below the level indicator. It feels a little flimsy but it's easy to tell if it's on or off which is something that isn't always as clear as it should be on some kettles.
Our water supply is not very hard so we've not needed to give the filter any attention so far but I can see that it's easy to remove, clean and replace. Equally we've not needed to descale yet so I can't comment on how easy that is. Mind you I think we must have descaled our old kettle no more than twice in seven or eight years so it's not a big issue with our local water.
I'm not in love with this kettle. It's a good looking appliance but the irritations I have with the shape and the water level indicator mean it niggles a little each time I use it. However it's only fair to say that I've never been in love with any kettle - it's just not an appliance that 'moves' me in any real way. It's a nice enough thing to look at but I can't help thinking it's a classic case of all style and not much substance.
The Morphy Richards kettle (model 43772) is one of the most stylish looking kettles around at the minute. We had one (for a very short time) but it went back due to the cream paint flaking off after a few months of boiling. I don't think we boil our kettle any more than anyone else but when we took it back to the shop, the joker sales assistant actually ASKED us if we had been using it to boil water in!! We thought he was messing but clearly he was just a fruit loop. As we'd only had it such a short while it was still under guarantee so we got a full refund, but not until we'd had to haggle with the store manager who kept insisting we had to send it back to the manufacturer! This is Curry's for you folks!
The kettle looks nice though the one we had was in cream and not in bright red as in the photo. We liked the classic yet slightly unusual shape, almost like a triangle and this is what attracted us to it in the first place. It boiled very quickly and we were always able to fill it from the tap, which is always a good thing I personally think in a kettle.
For me, I used to find the chrome lid was a bit hard to get on and off anyway and seemed to be a bit too large for the hole. My other half said it was fine though, so maybe that was just me who managed to get it jammed every time I took it off.
The handle was nice and large and chunky and made keeping hold of it a doddle. The on / off switch was located at the base of the kettle and once it was boiled it would just automatically switch itself off, so there was never any chance of it boiling itself dry.
It was a real shame it wasn't made to last though. It was a great looking kettle and I really thought it looked nice in our kitchen as it was a bit different but for the cost of £30 there was no way we were going to keep it once the paint started to flake off.
Not really recommended at all.
I too bought this fab looking kettle and matching toaster,the look of it and the fact Ive often used Morphy Richards products really sold it to me- I bought the cream version.
Its not a cheap kettle but quality is worth paying for, the kettle boils quickly is easy to refill and really looks well in a traditional kitchen,I found the way you can position the kettle to suit left handed/right handedness really great and very useful.
Anyway fast forward 13 months later and whilst my kettle looks great small bubbles appear in the paint and the paint starts to blister......so I email Morphy Richards- No response,I leave it a week or two and then telephone customer services, I speak to a not very helpful supervisor who says he will 'sell' me another kettle at a reduced price (£39.99)- not happy with this outcome I mention my consumer rights - they allege I havent sent in the form to guarantee the product! My word against theirs and it would appear that if you work for Morphy Richards customer services arent your strength- so im left with a £60 kettle that has to face (fortunately its useful left/right handed thing comes into play) the opposite way to disguise these unsightly patches.
I certainly don't recommend this kettle.
My partner and I needed to replace a temperamental kettle and we saw 2 in the Morphy Richard's Accent range. A jug kettle and this retro little beauty on offer at our local Morrison's supermarket. Obviously the first thing that jumped out on both was the striking red colour. We had recently had the kitchen updated and I must admit stainless steel worktop appliances are always going to be timeless and suitable whatever your décor but become somewhat unnoticeable. I felt drawn to have something that offered a little bit of a statement and would complement the colour scheme.
The main components that came in the box are the kettle which is a brushed steel effect in a vibrant red colour with a separate bog standard black plastic base unit. The kettle has a discreet "Morphy Richards" brand logo at the base of the unit on both sides so it can sit facing either way depending on your preference. The fill gauge is a window with floating ball used in many kettles and located centrally at the "rear", above the ON switch paddle, opposite the stainless steel spout; again offering an option of how you may wish to face the kettle. I have had kettles which lend themselves design-wise to face more for a right-handed person. Not being a leftie myself I'm sure this design is appreciated in some corners. The lid is also stainless in finish with a hoop big enough for a finger to curl in and remove. The kettle is finished off with a nice arc-style soft grip handle.
After reading the usual care instructions (I know it's a kettle and it doesn't take Einstein to work out but best to err on the side of caution), I gave it the first of several initial boils as recommended. The lid was somewhat tight to remove at first but nothing to cause concern as this I put down to the products newness. The boil action was fairly quick for a full load of one and a half litres from tap temperature, approximately 2 minutes. I found the style of the spout offered a certain amount of control when pouring the water away; something I always found haphazard with jug-style kettle some can have a lip which can lead to far too much water coming out too quickly. The soft grip black handle of the kettle is comfortable to hold but I found that my first instinct was to hold it at the top of the arc and I was using my wrist to pour. This wasn't a major setback for us being in our 30's but it could be a consideration for somebody suffering from arthritis or other similar ailments as a full 1.5 litre load would be 1.5kgs and may not be suitable for all. You can hold the handle nearer the rear which is how I have become accustomed to using it.
So onto the second boil and maybe I should have let the unit cool but I needed a brew, I found the lid to be too hot and awkward to remove to refill. The ring on the lid does have some form of plastic to reduce but i found it wasn;t enough so I opted to fill via the spout, something I'm sure most people get into the habit of anyway?! While this is not a major problem I have found over the past months of using it that the splash and run off from filling this way, coupled with the heating of use leads to water marks and slight scale build up on the spout and down the front of the kettle. Nothing that cannot be removed but I feel that had the lid been more user friendly this could be avoided and remove the need to wipe the kettle after every other use to keep it as lovely looking as it is. As I haven't used the lid to fill maybe as often as should it could be I haven't worn that initial tightness away mentioned upon first use?
One feature which I feel could have been added to really give to the retro feel is that of a whistle. This may sound strange but I have come across electric kettles that give an audible toot when they have reached boiling point and this coupled with classic design of the kettle would make a fine additional feature.
Overall for the little niggles we are very happy with this kettle and it really works well from a style point of view... so much so that we are considering updating the complementary toaster to the go with and even the coffee maker.
When bought the house we are now living in we were fortunate enough to buy it just as the foundations were being built and we could therefore choose what style of kitchen, bathroom we wanted (within a certain range) etc. I was determined to have a red kitchen but after much debate and the fact that I may get bored of a red kitchen I decided on a red colour theme instead so the appliances and any accessories could be red.
So the search began and ended up with Morphy Richards. I have already reviewed the Morphy Richards Accents Coffee Machine in red and I am now about to review the Accents Traditional Kettle. Now I must first admit that I only bought this kettle because it was red and matched a range. As long as it boils water and makes me a nice cup of tea then I'm happy!
Morphy Richards have named the kettle a 'Traditional' kettle simply because it is the shape of what traditional kettles were and are. The picture on Dooyoo is the exact same as my kettle and almost has a retro feel to it especially with the shining chrome spout and lid combined with the metallic finish of the pillar box red kettle.
The kettle is made up of the following components: Lid, Lid Knob, Spout filler, Concealed element, 360 connector, Cordless base unit, Cord storage, On/off switch, Power on neon and Water level indicator. I probably shouldn't need to say this but the kettle comes in quite a compact box and is literally ready to be plugged in, water in and switched on. It is advised that for the first use you simply fill the kettle up, boil the water and then discard it and should there be any deposits in the kettle then these need to be cleaned away.
The kettle is known as a fast boil kettle and these can and do perform differently to other normal kettles. Now this Traditional kettle does sound quite loud whilst the water is boiling but once it switches off then there is absolutely no noise whatsoever. This is a normal function of fast boil kettles just before you run back to the store and ask a sales assistant why it is so loud! For me, this doesn't bother me as it takes such a short amount of time to boil the water.
The kettle does sit on a 360 degree connector which is fine if you like to swivel your kettle around but I like to have mine facing one direction (it looks neater this way!) but it does come in handy if you want to check the water level. The 360 degree connector is meant to be helpful for both left and right handed people as well as being able to be positioned on a worktop easily. However, the plug cable to the connector is actually quite short so you do have to position the kettle next to a plug socket.
Obviously using the kettle is pretty straight forward but it is advised that when you fill the kettle up that you use the spout and not taking off the lid as when filling via the spout it helps keep the filter limescale free. For the kettle to actually work you need to have at least the minimum amount of water in the kettle as it won't boil otherwise. If you do switch the kettle on with too little or no water in the safety cut out will switch off the power. If this happens just wait a minute or two then refill.
To switch the kettle on there is a small lever type switch at the back of the kettle and once the switch has gone down (it goes up or down to indicate on or off) the orange neon light will come on. When the water has boiled the switch will automatically switch off. If you want to re-boil simply wait a minute or too and repeat the process.
Like all kettles it is vital that it is descaled on a regular basis especially if you live in a hard water area like I do. It is best to use a suitable descaling product and following their instructions. Cleaning the outside of the kettle just needs a damp cloth and nothing abrasive. If you do take the filter out it is vital it is fitted back correctly as the kettle may not work if it isn't fitted in the kettle properly.
I've now had the kettle for around 9 months and I like it just as much now as I did when I bought it. However, it is vital that the outside of the kettle is cleaned on a regular basis as when you fill the kettle up through the spout if your not careful it will leave water marks. I don't have any complaints about the kettle but I do have one gripe which is the length of the plug cable as I can only have the kettle in one place on my kitchen worktop which is not the end of the world but it is a bit restrictive.
When it comes to boiling the water I do only fill it up as much as I need, I never boil more water than I should do or that I need and it is true to its fast boil status as within what seems like seconds the water has boiled and the switch is off. But it boils the water up so rapidly that it does take a second or too for the water to settle as I have had a few splashes where I've lifted the kettle straight off the connector but this was purely my fault rather than the kettles.
I have descaled my kettle on quite a few occasions due to living in such a hard water area and the kettle has come up as good as new but I do make sure I do it regularly and what I have noticed recently is around the lid limescale has started to build up even on the outside of the lid so I've had to descale this too. To keep the shine on the red metallic base I find it's best to boil the kettle, use a damp cloth to wipe it and then use a piece of dry kitchen towel and give it a good buff and it should shine like it is as good as new.
Apart from my gripe about the plug cable I cannot give this kettle any negative comments whatsoever. It boils the water quickly albeit a little loudly but as soon as it has finished boiling there is no noise whatsoever. It has a lovely design with a heat resistant black handle which contrasts nicely with the chrome and the red metallic. It certainly provides a nice focal point in the kitchen but best of all it does its job well!
Overall, I'd definitely recommend this kettle to anyone looking to replace their current on. It does come in a variety of other colours. I just think it's a bit more unique and interesting. I award it five fabulous stars!
~ Useful Info ~
Brand: Morphy Richards
Product Code: 43772
Price: £59.99 (Morphy Richards website)
Availability: online and in stores such as Argos.
Trying to update our new kitchen, we decided that we needed a new kettle, and looking in the likes of Argos, Amazon and various department stores, it soon become apparent that kettles seem to come in every shape and size imaginable, from a cost of only a few pounds for a value model to 'the sky's the limit' price ranges for the Rolls Royce versions with go faster stripes that could possibly self fill, boil and pour the water for you.
But this Morphy Richards version did catch our eye. A lot of kettles nowadays seem to be the standard white plastic or plain stainless steel finish. But this one has a retro styling with a rather eye catching bright red finish to it, which does make it look quite stylish. As well as being cordless, it does have a rather unusual triangular/pyramid shape which is topped off with a chrome lid and then by a sort of circular shaped chrome handle which also has an extra thick chunky black heat proof section as a grip. So from pure looks alone, this kettle does have a certain appeal.
But let's look closer at what you get for the price of just over £30 from Amazon. The kettle comes from the Morphy Richards Accents Range of products, which is basically a range of kitchen type products that have been tastefully styled and colour co-ordinated. This particular kettle is from the red range, but other colours include black, white, green and blue (as separate colours sets - not all together on the same product!!!). However, to me, the red is the most striking and eye-catching.
Starting off on the outside, there is an illuminated on/off paddle switch on the base at the back - press down for on and it automatically pops up when the water has boiled. Just above this on the back of the kettle, you also have an illuminated water gauge, indicating in increments up to the 1.5 litre full capacity. The base itself allows 360 degree positioning for this cordless kettle, and taking it on and off of the base is a breeze with no need to try and slot the kettle onto the contacts or trying to negotiate slightly tight fits. For added security, the bottom of the base has additional non-slip feet to ensure that the overall assembly will sit safely on your counter top.
The handle at the top is heat proof, meaning that you should not get a hand full of 'burn' when you grip the handle once the kettle has boiled. The handle has also been designed for easy left or right handed operation, and the whole ensemble is perfectly balanced when you pick the kettle off of the base, so pouring from the chrome spout at the front is a very easy and balanced process.
Now let's look inside by removing the chrome lid. The lid itself can be fully removed, and with a large clearance area under the handle, filling the kettle from a tap is a straight forward process. At the bottom of the interior you have the concealed 3kW rapid boil element, a power rating that puts it towards the top end of boiling performance 'sports league' of kettles in terms of boiling speed. Looking towards the front of the inside and you notice that the kettle also has a removable lime scale filter, to save all those crusty white bits getting into your coffee.
Longevity wise, we've had this kettle for a couple of months now, and it has received regular use at least a couple of times a day, and it still looks like new. The vivid red colouring has not tarnished or faded, and the chrome still shines. The black handle has also remained in good order, not peeling or breaking up.
In summary, the retro styling and colouring ensure that this kettle will stand out in your kitchen. The overall design is stylish and enables very easy and comfortable use for all. Hence, highly recommended.
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As a student I had previously made do with whatever kettle had been left lying around. I had no idea of the world of kettles out there, I assumed everybody's kettle was off-white and broke your circuit breaker every second time you boiled some water. Oh how I was wrong!
After a close call with a sparking kettle in my apartment I decided to head to my local shopping centre to try and find a replacement that wouldn't scare my housemates when we wanted a cup-a-soup. Rummaging around Currys I came across the wonderfully colourful Morphy Richards 43772. It was bright, red and most importantly, on sale!
On a special offer I picked up this kettle for £35 and I was delighted, it usually retails for nearer to £50. Taking it out of the box I was anxious to make a new cup of tea. The cable is quite short I noticed but this didn't bother me much as the kettle tends to live in the corner of the kitchen in my house.
Morphy Richards claims a quietboil function or something similar. To be fair it is more quiet than my old kettle but I am still acutely aware if the kettle is boiling in the kitchen. Maybe it's just my experiences with my Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde kettle that's doing it. Water boils very quickly with the Morphy Richards 43772 and it is easily refillable via the removable chrome cap. The boil switch feels a bit flimsy under the fingers but has yet to show any signs of stress after months of constant use.
The colour is only fabulous and it has really brightened up our kitchen and has drawn us several compliments. It has also yet to shock anyone of us or trip an MCB so all in all, we are very happy!
I'm sure my practical mother would sigh and shake her head, but I do love how cool this kettle looks!
It's retro pyramid design just looks really great. I must confess I was looking for a particular shade of red to match my candy apple KitchenAid mixer (kitchen gadget freak, moi?) - and of the handful of kettles that fit the bill this Morphy Richards one looked by far the nicest. So with Morphy Richards being a pretty well respected brand, i was sold.
It's stainless steel and has a really nice solid feel to it in the body and the circular handle at the top. It has all the features you'd expect from a decent modern kettle (concealed element, automatic switch off on boil, filter on the spout, volume gauge, cordless kettle etc), and pours well.
So why not 5 stars? Well, there are a few minor niggles - and this is comparing it directly with the rather boring but endlessly reliable and practical white plastic Tefal kettle this one replaces:
1) The on/off switch does not feel quite as sturdy as the rest of the kettle. The first one I got was actually a bit loose and unreliable - the replacement is a lot more secure but I'm just slightly concerned at how well it will last/cope with any slight knocks
2) The spout is quite narrow - and you're meant to fill it through the spout. Although this doesn't result in major spills while filling, it does lead to a few drips!
3) There is a light on the base of the side of the kettle that tells you if it's on. But only on one side - so if the kettle is turned the other was around it is completely hidden.
4) I find the volume gauge a little difficult to read and sometimes find myself sloshing water around a bit to check it's above the minimum!
Picky? Yes, but if you're more concerned with perfect functionality than how beautiful a kettle can be then you might get a bit annoyed. Still, I wouldn't swap it for any other kettle!
At the end of the day, a kettles a kettle right? Well.. I'm a huge tea drinker (as is most people in my family) so having one of good quality, looks sleek, gorgeous design is a must have, especially when it looks so quaint and adopts a traditional look. So when I look round for one (and we've had a few!!) I like to take all these things into consideration, especailly when it plays such a big part in my life. So for me, a kettle isn't just that!
The product --> The one I have comes in cream, with a black soft grip handle, lovely lid with ring handle, spout which is silver, on a black base with a click button (to boil) near the bottom in clear. It sits on a grey rubber type base, which much click into place before you can turn it on. Morphy Richards is written in black text near the bottom front of it. It can fill up 1.5 litres, which offers about 4/5 cups of tea - but this depends on your cups of course mine are the standard mugs you can pick up). The switch illuminates in blue, which is another little design element, but adds to the finish of the product. I fill the water up through the spout - but if the water comes out harshly it can cover the whole product! The lift can be lifted but because of the way the handle is positioned this can be a little awkward to top up this way - or maybe Im just a bit impatient! The water gauge is also illuminated. The product is slighty heavy, compared with plastic models - but this emphasises the quality of it, it is 5kg. With water, it can obviously add to this, so if you have a sprained wrist - no tea for you! It comes in a cream, blue and red - all finished superbly.
The cost --> For me this product was £40 from tesco. Since then the price has gone up to £49, and come back down again to £32! So if you like this unique modern design, now it is probably anything from £30 to £40. I've had this model for about 8 months now and it is used every day, whether for coffee or tea. It is still in fine working condition, although I often fine anything past 12-14months and it will probably go off.
It has a rapid boil, thank goodness! It is irratating sometimes when you are waiting 5 minutes later for your water to boil, especially when you need it to cook the potatoes quickly! This one however works fast, from cld water to boiling in around 1 and a half minute. Pre boiled, for up to about 20 minutes it takes about 20/30 seconds to reheat - which is fab. I don't fine it it too noisy, it never appears to be a nuisance, but it is louder than other quieter models. Because the finish is of high quality, there are no scratchmarks, and it is easy to wipe over and clean.
The only downside I find with this kettle is that when you fill up the water, it can take its time to level out and to show where it measures. A few times I have not put enough in because it doesn't read an accurate result straight away - like some out there do.
However, if you like to make a statement with bold products in your kitchen, this is a fab kettle! I would recommend and Ive had no problems myself.
Accent your home with the latest colours in kitchen fashion / Red introduces warmth energy and desire into your kitchen / The Red kettle benefits from a removable limescale filter and a 3KW rapid-boil element which is concealed for easy cleaning and descaling / 360 degree connector so the kettle can be replaced at position on its cordless base / Additional safety features include a failsafe cut out and automatic cut-out function / Cordless Traditional Kettle with fast boil Filter 1.5 litres Capacity Water Gauge Concealed Rapid Boil Element 360 Degree Base Easy Fill Spout 3.1 kw Power Rating / Short name: Morphy Richards 43772