“ Brand: Morphy Richards „
We bought this kettle after a couple of years using a Tesco kettle that cost us less than £10. This kettle was part of our overall refurb of our kitchen and the looks were as much a consideration as anything else, but then really, when you are buying a kettle what do you want it to do? Boil water fairly quickly, look good, and, if you are paying this much money you want it to work flawlessly for longer than a much cheaper one.
As seems standard with most kettles these days this comes with a separate base that provides the power and the kettle itself is fully portable.
The first thing to frustrate me with this kettle was that when it boiled it made a very annoying high pitched electronic "whistle". I can't imagine anyone who would find that useful or beneficial. With that "feature" turned off via a switch in the base it functions just like any other normal kettle except when boiling you get a nice blue light glowing inside the kettle.
So far so good.
We're now a few months down the line, receipt sadly lost, and the kettle is showing numerous issues. Sometimes the lid doesn't close, as if it is warped. Even when fully closed so the catch locks there is still a gap at the top. The kettle has been looked after so to be doing this after such a short period of time is annoying to say the least.
Worse though is that it doesn't always switch off when it has boiled (possibly the gap in the lid allows for steam to escape and stops it reaching true boiling point sometimes?) Several times I've gone into the kitchen to find it full of steam from a kettle that has been boiling for a few minutes without turning itself off.
In summary, would I buy this kettle again? No. Will I keep receipts for longer? Most definitely yes.
Short name: Morphy Richards 43916