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The kettle is a very important item in our kitchen, we use it A LOT! The old one was on its last legs so I treated myself to a new one. I decided to get the same brand and upgraded version of my previous one as it had lasted well.
It is the Morphy Richards Accents Cream kettle and the model number on the box is 43775 but in the instruction booklet it is model number is 43770. (which on the catalogue comes up as the blue version so I hope this is in the right place).
-- Packaging --
The kettle was well packaged in a glossy cardboard box showing the picture of the kettle. On the rear of the box it has listed a few selling points of the kettle with appropriate images. Inside the box the kettle, lid and base of the kettle were neatly arranged inside cardboard inserts.
-- Price and Availability --
This kettle appears to be quite a popular style and is available from a number of retailers. I chose to buy mine from Amazon as I don't really like traipsing around the shops with noisy children who want sweets or toys all of the time!! I paid £39.99 for it on 12 March 2013, which at the time was approximately £10 cheaper than the cost on the high street.
-- Looks and Ease of Use --
The kettle looks attractive and goes together with the colour scheme in my kitchen. The units are French Grey and the appliances (toaster and microwave) are also cream. The base has been upgraded since my last Morphy Richards kettle, it has a band of stainless steel around it to match the spot and the lid.
The kettle itself is very easy to use, simple to remove the lid and fill with water. The lid is stainless steel with a circle on the top to remove it easily. The measure at the side of the kettle is very useful, it shows in cups how much water you have put in. Obviously overfilling the kettle makes it take longer to boil. I find it very fast when I am just making a drink for myself.
The kettle is lightweight, and easy to pour. I was really pleased as it doesn't drip at all (unlike a cheap version I have tried before). It has an concealed element in the bottom of the kettle, which I think will be easy for me to clean. It has a removable limescale filter. There is a light which lights up when the kettle is on.
-- Overall Summary --
I am VERY pleased with this kettle and would recommend it. It is high quality and I hope it lasts as long as my previous Morphy Richards kettle. It also comes with a 2 year guarantee when you register it with Morphy Richards.
Thanks for reading.
(Please ignore the quick rating at the bottom for picture and sound quality I couldn't seem to go ahead with out selecting one)
My Mum's kettle for all of my childhood was a stainless steel (I think) Morphy Richards one with a big thick fabric coated cable which just kept on going. After 30 years or so she got fed up with it's lack of style and bought a plastic cordless one with a blue light inside. The old Morphy Richards was banished to the attic and never seen again.
When I left home I couldn't afford a fancy kettle and just bought a plastic jug kettle which promptly broke, this was followed by at least 12 other "cheap" kettles, some cordless, which have all gone the same way.
I have a freind who has a saying "We're too poor to buy cheap things", I always thought that this was always an excuse to indulge himself but with kettles I think that he really is right. About 3 years ago I decided that, poor as I felt, I was going to splash out on a decent kettle, the children could enjoy their Christmas by sitting round the new kettle taking in its splendor.
I looked around and remembered my Mum's indestructible Morphy Richards and found this one.
Firstly it looks good, we live in an old house and have an old cream coloured Aga (no we can't afford to switch it on!) and with this kettle's 1950s retro looks it looks perfect in our kitchen. The body, lid, spout and handle are metal and well built. It has a 1.5 litre capacity and a 3kW rapid boil hidden element and you certainly don't feel your waiting to long for it to boil. It is cordless and sits on a round base and can go on at any angle. Down the side it has a gauge to see how much water is in there and my favourite function is that it whistles when it boils; the whistle is just electronic and only goes on for a few seconds and you can switch it off on the base if it annoys you.
There are a couple of downsides to the kettle: when it boils and switches off the water inside carries on boiling for 5 seconds or so and if you pour the water out it spurts out of the spout onto the work surface; the lid is awkward to remove for filling but easy to fill from the spout; the kettle is quite heavy and may not suit an old person.
So for the price of 4 or 5 cheap kettles I've got one which is reliable, does the job quickly, looks great and hopefully keeps going until I get fed up with it and put it in the attic.
Replaces the popular 43693 model Morphy Richards 43775 Accents Cream Pyramid Kettle Be inspired make a statement / Get the up-to-the minute look in this year's savviest colours with this stylish retro kettle / Introduce warmth energy and desire into your kitchen / 3 kW element for rapid boiling Maximum Capacity 1.5 litres 360 degree cordless base Removable limescale filter Concealed element for easy cleaning and descaling Water level indicator / Short name: Morphy Richards 43775