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I was drawn to this model because of the old fashioned yet kitsch and trendy design; also the price was very appealing too.
The most important thing for me to advise here is the chemical smell and taste that arises after water has boiled. It is incredibly nauseating and very off putting. I am sad to say that after putting up with this for several months I am completely used to this, it is only when I have guests come round that they tell me just how bad it is.
The water level indicator isn't very accurate at all. It is like Russian roulette trying to see if you have enough water in there for the drinks you are attempting to make.
Also, I have found the design to be dangerous in that it takes a long time to cool down after use; I have seen from other reviews that many people have had burns as badly as I have.
Although when boiling the kettle is very quiet, I have to say the whistle noise it makes when it is finished is highly irritating.
The plus side of the model is that it is incredibly quick to boil; even when almost full.
I have had it for 12 months and haven't had to replace it, so it is durable. It also comes with a 2 years manufacturers guarantee, and Morphy Richards are pretty good when it comes to their guarantees.
Overall, I am not sure I would recommend or buy again.
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Ok, so i don't normally Review kettles but i've had this for a couple of months and wanted to share my experience with it.
It is a quality Kettle and can command the highish price, there is nothing plastic about this product and it has always been reliable for me since purchase.
However, Design is flawed for me as the entry for water comes at the top directly underneath where the handle is therefore a certain amount of maneuvering is required simply to get the tap over the opening. Following this, the kettle has a rather large bottom which makes it difficult to fill up if you have a small sink of low tap. Finally the kettle itself is very heavy, and once filled with water is not the easiest thing to lift up and down.
I would recommend this kettle for its quality it heats quickly and has never showed signs of any poor manufacturing qualities. However practically it does lack in certain aspects so if you are looking for something more small and nimble this is not the kettle for you. Again it is all about your needs, but this is a great product and worth the price.
The first kettle I bought when moving out of my mums house lasted me for years, but eventually came to its knee's and packed up on me. That was a Morphy Richards brand of kettle also, and seen as though I got such good use out it, I decided it was the Morphy Richards brand, which I would get for my new kettle.
So about a year and a half ago my trusted kettle stop working, so it was time to go shopping, and it was this Morphy Richards 43774 Accents Kettle that I ended up coming home with. Actually this is one of the only items in my kitchen that I have bought myself, as it is my girlfriend who usually goes out and buys the appliances, she thinks she has better taste, but I think the choice I made when buying this kettle, was a really good.
This silver, pyramid shaped kettle has a black circular handle on the top, which has a silver edging. There is a removable silver lid situated at the top of the kettle, but I have not had much use for this myself, as I tend to just fill the kettle up, through the silver spout. The switch that you switch on the kettle with is silver, and this kettle also has the name, Morphy Richards written across the front in small lettering. This kettle comes in five different kinds of colour's, red, blue, green and black and the colour which I chose, which was white.
My reason for buying the white, was that I thought it would fit nicely with the other appliances in my kitchen, and I must say upon getting home, I was really impressed with how my new kettle looked in the kitchen. I thought it had a really modern all around style to it, and it is a really great looking kettle, and luckily for me my girlfriend liked it as well.
I love a brew, and so does the rest of my family, and my girlfriends family, so the kettle gets a lot of use in our house, so the capacity level of 1.5, and the fact this kettle states it can be used for up to six people, was a contributing fact to me buying it, a kettle to small would be no good for us. There is a water level which indicates and shows where to fill the water too, so you don't over fill it, and a rapid boil element, which helps for your water to boil quicker. And the lime and scale filter really does help with keeping everything nice and clean.
A great thing about this kettle I thought, is that you can spin it right around when it sits on its base, so this kettle is easily used by both, left and right handed people. So all in all this is a great little kettle, it boils quickly, is easy to use and looks great, and as well as this it holds plenty of water too.
For anybody who is interested in buying this kettle, then I can honestly say that this is a really great kettle, and one well worth buying, and I have myself found, that the Morphy Richards brand is a good one, they make modern and long lasting products, and I for one recommend this product highly. I picked this kettle up from Curry's for about £40, a little expensive maybe it is, but you do have to pay for quality, it is also available online at Amazon for the same price.
After our last kettle decided to bite the dust and no longer boil we were set on our quest to buy a new one. My partner is very much a "mans man" and likes functionality over looks whereas I prefer something to look nice in the kitchen. We'd spotted this one online, but purchased from our local asda store, it was the only one we could agree on.
In the box...
Your kettle, base, filter and instruction manual.
When we brought the kettle home my partner immediately likened it was a hob kettle due to the hob top style of it (and luckily didn't place it on the hob like I read in another of these reviews!). I love the enamel look which fits in perfectly with our shabby chic style kitchen, the chrome parts however I find quickly get covered with scale and look old quicker than a fully plastic model (this may well be the hard water in this area).
We boiled with fresh water (it has a red boil indicator in the front) then boiled again for our first brew, it boils fairly quickly in comparison to our old kettle but not as fast as some I've seen. The kettle swivels on it's base rather than clicking into place like some we've used, but feels a little loose and rickety rather than swivelling smoothly. This was disappointing. The construction of the kettle is of fair quality I'd say, it's not as sturdy and luxurious as some we've seen, however it's fine for the job in hand.
I would recommend this kettle, particularly if it is to match a shabby chic looking kitchen, however if you are looking for something of high quality I think you would be disappointed.
I was very sleepy one morning over Christmas and I accidentally put my kettle on the gas hob instead of the saucepan... Needless to say, it melted and I managed to realise my mistake before it became serious. That being said, the kettle had melted enough to not walk anymore and so I started looking for a new one. The Morphy Richards Traditional Accents kettle is the one I ended up choosing.
Why did I chose the product?
My kitchen is quite traditional and I like things which look quite vintage. It is shaped like a curved pyramid with a circular handle which is black with silver edging. It has a silver metal spout and a silver removable lid with a silver hoop on the top. It has Morphy Richard written on the front in small lettering and it has a silver switch which you push down on to turn the kettle on. It has a small light on the front which indicates that the kettle is on. I chose mine in white because the pale colour suits my kitchen but it is also available in four other colours which is red, blue, green and black.
The kettle has a big capacity of 1.5 which is listed as being enough for 6 people. I vary rarely make tea just for myself so I wanted one that could make tea for quite a few people. It had a water level indicator to make sure you don't overfill it and a water window so you see how much water you've poured in. It had a rapid boil element to make sure that the water boils quickly which is important for me as sometimes I don't want to wait for my cup of tea! It also had a 360 degree base which means you could spin it all the way round, making it a left handed device for me and a right handed device for the others in my house. It also had a removable lime scale filter so you can keep the kettle nice and clean.
The kettle doesn't come cheap. I got mine off Amazon cost me around £40. It should be available from most good electrical shops and also from a range of online websites so if you shop around then you may get a better deal.
The kettle is easy to fill. You can either remove the lid of the kettle or you can fill it using the spout. The handle is easy to hold and it has a good grip so you don't feel like you might drop a boiling kettle which is always a bonus. The kettle does boil quickly, even if it's full so you won't be waiting for long. The kettle is noisy, a little more noisy than I would have wanted and it can be a bit intrusive if you are trying to have a conversation in the kitchen however it's over quite quickly so it's not enough for me to dislike the product. It holds plenty of water and I can comfortably make four large cups of tea and still have some water left over. It's simple to pour and none of the hot water splashes out on you. The water doesn't have a metallic taste to it so it makes lovely cups of tea. I do like how it looks because it is both modern and traditional so it looks lovely in my kitchen.
All in all, I really like my kettle. I like how it looks, it hold plenty of water, boils quickly and it is easy to fill and pour. If I had one criticism then I would say that it is too noisy when the water boils but it isn't terribly loud just a bit louder than I am used to. It is available in plenty of colours so there should be one that's suits you and I would happily recommend this kettle.
Before purchasing this kettle I first researched Morphy Richards to check out their status as a brand in the reasonably cramped UK kitchen appliance market (for want of a better term). They seem to have a very good reputation, and this particular kettle is rated highly on other websites for both its style and functionality. But what did I think of the '43774' (the product's code), its material quality, styling, performance, and cost?
Designed by Morphy Richards and stylised to suit their up-market appliance range, the 43774 is made from stainless steel components, some painted and some not, all fitted together firmly to create a durable, relatively user-friendly kettle for the modern kitchen. The handle extrudes from the main body (which sits neatly on its base - receiving power from a 3kW circular element in the centre of the base), and is coated in a thick layer of heat resistant plastic to protect hands from exposure to potential burns. It is the focus, the most striking physical feature, but despite its befitting looks, it is (I'd say) 80% impractical. As the heat from the spout rises - the water vapour extending quickly, several hundred centimetres above - you tip the kettle forward in order to pour the liquid, and at that moment the steam strikes your hand. If held for more than about 5 seconds, the steam becomes uncomfortable, and soon after, unbearable. This is a classic case of form over function. The rest of the kettle works fine, the sloping sided main body containing the click start switch to begin the boiling process, the removable steel lid (with finger-ring sized handle), the transparent measuring gauge - 2 cups, 4 cups, 8 cups max - is simple and effective, it all works in unison, everything besides that handle!
The kettle boils in under 2 minutes and can boil up to 8 cups worth of water. It pings off at just the right time, just as the water begins to bubble lightly - not after its been bubbling for more than about 10 seconds. With older kettles I've found this process to last too long, adding irritating seconds to the boiling time and producing water too hot to drink! You can buy this product in a range of strong, vibrant colours, ranging from red to deep purple.
All in all I am very happy with this product! It is functional to a degree, but the styling and large capacity tank makes up for any annoyances in the design. The handle is the most striking feature, and also the most impractical, but it does make the thing easy to pick up and move around. I would recommend this product to anyone attempting to modernise their kitchen space, or anyone looking out for something jazzier to spice up their kitchen. This product could work well as a feature of a room as well as a piece of apparatus to boil water with! Not for everyone, but still highly recommended by me!
AVAILABILITY: Supermarket stores, online retailers, Morphy Richards website.
Traditional looking Morphy Richards 43774 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 43774