I have just been to make myself a cup of tea and whilst the kettle was boiling I realised that I hadn't done a review about it! I do find myself looking at things in terms of writing reviews these days - how sad is that? Anyway the kettle we currently have is a Morphy Richards Filtermaster in green to match the kitchen of course! As you can see from the picture at the top of the review it is also available in white. It is a jug kettle and currently costs £17.99 in Argos. The kettle has a clear, easy to read water gauge down each side and holds a maximum of one and a half litres of water but will boil with a minimum of half a litre so that you are able to boil the amount of water you need rather than boiling a kettle full every time. That way you can save time and power. It also boils quickly having a 3kW rapid boil element. When it has boiled it automatically switches itself off so you can switch it on and leave it to do something else knowing that, if you get distracted as I often do, the kettle won't boil dry! It is easy and convenient to fill the kettle through the spout which means you don't have to mess about opening the top of the kettle every time you need to refill it. The kettle is made from plastic and the handle is nicely designed to be easy to grip and to hold. This is obviously important as you don't want a kettle of hot water slipping from your hand do you? Also on the subject of safety this kettle is cordless. This means that the kettle itself sits on a circular base which is attached to the plug and socket by a short flex. When you need to move the kettle to fill it or pour from it you just lift it clear of the base and it is cord free. This makes it easier to use as you are not restricted as to where you can move with the kettle, but the main advantage is that there are no wires trailing from the work surface that might be just too tempting for a child to ignore. The result of a child pulling on the flex of a kettle of boiling water doesn't even bear thinking about! The kettle contains a limescale filter which is removable for ease of cleaning, although it is something I never have to do as our water is so soft here in North Wales. In conclusion I would say that this is a good, budget kettle. It looks smart in my kitchen and it boils water quickly. What more is there so say about a kettle for heaven's sake? LOL! For completeness I have said that the user manual is excellent but to be honest I don't remember it. It's a kettle - it doesn't really need instructions does it? I have had to fill in the answers to installation, picture and sound quality in the sections below to get the review accepted but it's a kettle!! DOH! This review has also been posted on Ciao.
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