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I purchased the Morphy Richards 4 slice toaster in red along with the matching kettle about 18months ago now from curry's at a price of £49.99. I was attracted to the colour, the design and its four slice ability! The toaster is colourful on the front and back with silver covering the middle section and a black rim at the bottom. The buttons and dials are also silver and clearly labelled.
So firstly, I think its very easy to use and get acquainted with. There are two temperature dials which are in control of one half of the toaster if you like- two slots each. The heat dial ranges from 1-9 and I tend to have mine at around 5/6 for the perfect averagely sliced toast. There are two sets of three buttons, an eject, defrost and and reheating (if anyone knows what this is or actually uses it please let me know im baffled!). The slots themselves can hold quiet thick bread as they are wide, for example I find I can easily fit crumpets and sliced hot cross buns easily. At the back of the toaster there are two removable crumb trays and the cord is a decent length.
The toaster sort of sits on four feet which makes it very sturdy and it does not really move from where it is placed on my counter, aside from which I clean it which is not often I must be honest. I found when I had not cleaned the toaster or crumb trays for quite some time it started to smell of burning, but when I looked inside I could see why- it was full of crumbs! So if you clean it now and then you shouldn't really run into this problem. I find the toaster is very easy to simply wipe down though.
Whilst the toaster does get very warm once in use, i find the front and back stay very cool indeed and its only really the top silver area that gets hot, like you may expect. This could be useful if you have children or animals crawling around.
As with the matching kettle, the toaster also comes with a 2 year guarantee which reflects the quality of the product and gives a bit of peace of mind as there are cheaper on the market but I do feel it is worth every penny. The toaster is extremely popular in our house and probably used within an inch of its life... but it is still going strong! I really have no complaints about this toaster it is quick, holds four slices, easy to use, stylish, stays cool and easy to clean.
I really love this fantastic 4 slice toaster from Morphy Richards. It looks sleek , stylish and modern. Feels very well made with an overall quality feel. Available in a wide range of colours with matching appliances. Ours is in a nice shade of green which matches are Morphy Richards kettle perfectly.
The toaster is used on a daily basis in our house.Because of this regular cleaning of the crumb tray is required but with this toaster it is a quick , hassle free task which only takes a few seconds to complete.
The slots for the toast are a really good size and handle most makes of bread perfectly. They are nice and deep so no annoying bits of bread stick out of the top while toasting.
What really stands out about this toaster is dual controls. It is basically a couple of two slice toasters running off of one handy plug. With my previous toaster when making toast for myself and little boy I would have to remove his early then restart the toaster to finish mine. Typically by the time I had buttered his and sat him down to eat it I had forgotten about mine and it would be well on the way to getting burnt.
With this one I set the cooking level for his toast on one side and mine on the other. Perfect !
The coaster comes with a full set of dual controls. So two each of the following :
Lever to insert bread
Dial with 9 different levels of toasting (if only it went up to 11)
Toast from frozen button
A very handy reheat button (works surprisingly well)
The whole family finds this an easy to use good quality toaster and we couldn't do without it.
And of course it makes excellent toast.
I'm going to begin with a confession. I used to have an addiction (of sorts) to toast. I always craved it, and eating a full loaf to myself in a day wasn't too uncommon. After the toaster broke, my mother went out and replaced it with this one. I think most of her decision was based on aesthetics and keeping with the colour scheme of the kitchen, and I must say it looks good. Four slices can fit in at once, which is a useful feature for people who consume toast en masse such as myself, or families who eat at the same time. It's practically silent, and it's never broken in any way.
Unfortunately, the praise stops there. I just can't get this to make me satisfying toast. At friend's houses I can get good toast the first time I use their toaster, and many people have complimented my toast making skills and some have even said it's the best they've ever had with my preparation. With a small loaf, apparently this Morphy Richards toaster performs fine. But with a standard sized loaf, the slices don't entirely fit in. This means that the bread must be put in for a bit, then flipped upside down and continued to toast. Not only is this a lot of hassle that I haven't had with previous toasters, but as the toaster has become warmer by the time the toast is flipped over, you have to change it to a lower setting. Therefore, you can't just find a perfect setting and leave it there forever. The tiniest movement makes the difference between remaining as bread and being severely undercooked.
I've tried many, many times, and never enjoyed the toast from this. It's such a difficult task that I simply eat cereal instead now. At least I have no addictions!
Thanks for reading!
With the old family toaster recently breaking down and refusing to work anymore (it was its time), we had to search for a new one. The Morphy Richards toaster was settled on.
The Morphy Richards is a four slice toaster, which is good if you want more than two slices at a time and can't wait, or if you live with your family as I do (no waiting around while your sister's bread toasts). This is good for me as a student because it means impatience and laziness is innate.
There are some good functions on the device that make things easier. You can control the nozzles on the side per two slices of the toaster, not just all at once, so you can control how much your individual slices of bread are toasted.
There are also three additional buttons on the side, one of which is a reheating function, one which toasts bread from frozen, and another that cancels any actions. It also comes with a removable crumb tray, which you obviously have to keep on top of - unlike some of us in this family - because it can build up quickly with excessive use.
Plus, as you can see from the picture, it's a really cool-looking machine (though ours is red, which is the best colour the toaster comes available in in my opinion). It's also been crafted well enough to be really simple to use; I doubt you'll ever have any problems using it.
As well as being well-designed, there really aren't any issues that we've had with the toaster thus far. For £44.99 though, I don't know how worth it the machine actually is. I personally can't see the point of going over a few quid for a basic toaster that does what it's supposed to do: toasting your bread (I wasn't the one that bought this toaster, coincidentally). It's not one that's required for someone who lives alone, and is obviously designed for family-use. However, if you live with others and you're not opposed to paying a bit extra, this one does look really good in your kitchen and has a few nice extra functions that you might feel make the toaster worth it.
I have recently had my kitchen redecorated and in honour I decided to treat myself to a new kettle and toaster. I decided that I was going to go for red ones but once I saw the blue coloured kettle and toaster from Morphy Richards it was love at first sight and I had to have them.
The toaster is a four slice toaster which is a must in my house as I haven't got time in the morning to be making several trips to and from the toaster making toast for myself and the kids.
Both sides of the toaster have their own independent controls for toasting the bread so that you can decide on how brown you would like your bread to be.
As well as toasting there is a reheat function which will reheat toast that might have popped and been forgotten about. I really like this as it heats the toast without browning it anymore so you don't end up with rock solid toast. There is also a function for toasting bread from frozen.
It also comes with a removable crumb tray to pick up any mess.
The slots for fitting in the bread are a decent enough size and I've had no trouble with fitting in any bread bought from the supermarket but they aren't all that wide even though they are supposed to be able to accommodate crumpets etc.
There are no special features that make this toaster stand out and justify its £49.99 price tag other than the fact that it is a gorgeous looking machine. The blue is such a deep vibrant colour and really stands out and makes such a change from the usual coloured toasters and kettles that are all the rage at the moment.
The design is also beautiful and it has a 1950's retro look to it which although reminiscent of the past is also ultra-modern at the same time.
I do have a couple of minor problems with the toaster but nothing that would make me not recommend it. First of all toast takes absolutely ages to brown even when I crack the setting up to maximum. The second thing is that the left side of my particular toaster browns the toast quicker than the right side even when they are both on the same setting which is annoying.
Buying this toaster is all about the looks. It toasts bread just like any toaster but it is so much better looking than most other toasters that it really does help make my kitchen look nicer just being there. If you are looking for a toaster and want something a bit different then I can highly recommend this one.
Ok I know I sound silly being excited by a toaster that toasts but if you'd seen our old toaster you'd be happy for me! The old one wasn't a bad make or ugly but it just had problems. It didn't want to toast to the degree it was set to and only two of the four slots worked. Having a family of four who all love their morning toast there was a bit of a fight for the toaster in the morning. Even the three year old was getting involved in the arguments.
Well we've just moved house and yucky or outdated things have been finding new homes or making their way to the dump. I have to say no matter how much you take there is a feeling of elation when leaving the dump! It's quite therapeutic really.
Any way getting back to the point we went out and bought a matching kettle and toaster set. Debenhams had them on offer and they were £35 each. The best price I had seen so far for the Morphy Richards Accents range. I also had a discount voucher so we got a further 20% off which is never a bad thing. The striking metallic blue colour of this set fit perfectly into our new kitchen which of course was my first concern, I'll worry about how the things work at a later date, he he he! Another bonus was that the kettle is shaped like the old hob top kettles and I love them.
The cord is rather long which is good if the outlet is a fair distance from where you want the toaster. Ours sits very closer so the excess cord is held by the cable storage facility on the rear of the toaster.
The toaster itself is rather idiot proof although I'm sure my mother could make it complicated. The toaster is split into two sides and there is a dial and set of three buttons for each side reading Frozen, Re-heat and Cancel. The dial is numbered to represent how toasty you require your toast to be. I tend to turn the level down if I'm toasting a bagel as they are closer to the heat and toast a bit faster than bread.
Cleaning is not my best friend but I am going to really try in the new house to keep the kitchen nice and tidy. OOOO, check out Mrs. house-proud! Each side of the toaster has a crumb tray to slide out and empty the crumbs that have escaped. Especially if you like everything bagels like me. Only trouble I have with crumb trays (not just with this toaster) is that when you move the toaster away from the wall crumbs start falling out and more comes out when you pull the trays out. It's hardly the end of the world and takes a couple seconds to wipe up so I shouldn't complain.
One of the big warnings with this and other toasters is not to stick anything metal inside it. I caught my husband about to use a fork to get a stuck bit of bread and told him off. It was early morning and he wasn't in the mood so he growled at me, grabbed a chopstick and stabbed the bread, pulled it out smiled and me a wandered off. Can you tell we're not morning people.
With the purchase of this toaster Morphy Richards offers a two year guarantee so ensure you don't throw away your receipt. Staple it to the instruction booklet and put away somewhere safe. If you're like me that somewhere safe place will be hidden very well if you ever need it.
Four slices of toast from four slots
High-rise bread lift
Variable browning control
Variable width slots
Removable crumb tray
Cord storage in base
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Morphy Richards 44730 Accents Blue 4 Slice Toaster / The Morphy Richards 44730 Accents Blue 4 Slice Toaster is a stylish toaster packed with all the latest features to make breakfast for your whole family / It has lots of features and is simple to use / This toaster has two wide slots that helps to toast different sizes and shapes of bread / The high lift design makes it is easy to take out the toasted bread / With its curved country blue sides and trimmed lines its a stylish addition to your kitchen.4 slice 4 slotVariable browning controlVariable Width slotsHi lift facilityRemovable crumb trayDefrost settingReheat settingCancel buttonCool touchCord Storage in base / Short name: Morphy Richards 44730