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I bought this to go along with my matching Morphy Richards kettle in the sale, I usually see both these items on sale quite often at places such as Argos and Sainsburys. It is such a nice colour red and matches the rest of my accessories in my kitchen nicely (just hope I don't change the colour scheme anytime soon!).
I love the look of the toaster, I think it's stylish and modern. The large dials on the front confused me at first as I thought it was a timer (I don't bother reading instructions!) but it turns out it's how brown you would like your toast, which I suppose is actually a timer when you think about it. I don't like my toast very brown and always put it on 4 and this browns the toast to just how I like it.
I would say that one side of my toast always seems browner then the other, but only a little bit so generally I would say it toasts pretty evenly. It's easy to clean the crumb tray and the toaster. I do have a bit of OCD and polish my toaster which has took some of the symbols off, but I suppose not everyone is polishing their toasters!
Overall a great toaster that I would repurchase.
I got a new kitchen fitted a few months ago and I had promised myself that when it was fitted that I was going to replace all my items such as toaster, kettle, microwave etc. because nothing matched and I wanted something new and smart to really show off my new kitchen.
I decided on the accents range of kitchen appliances because my friend had them and I had always admired them when I went to her house. I chose a different colour from her though because I wanted something that was going to be striking and stand out against my plain cream walls and beech kitchen units.
I went for the red and I am glad that I did as I think it looks really modern and striking in my kitchen and really lifts the whole room and just sets the new kitchen off perfectly.
The toaster I have is a four slice toaster which I thought was a bit decadent as I have only had two slice toasters before but now wouldn't go back to only having a two slice as it just makes everything that little bit easier having room for four instead of two.
I love my toaster and although when I bought it I didn't really give much thought to the functionality and paid more attention to how it looks I am glad that I plumped for this instead of a cheaper red model as it is certainly better quality.
The slots are really nice and thick so it is perfect for toasted different thickness of bread. My old toaster could only toast normal slices but even the thickest bread fits in this with ease. It is also wide enough to toast other items such as crumpets and teacakes. One thing which I never thought of but this does is that once the items are toasted it lifts them really high so I can lift them out easily. My old toaster obviously wasn't designed for anything other than bread because those few times I did put in sliced teacakes for example I struggled to get them out again and ended up breaking the teacakes trying to prise them loose with my fingers.
The toaster has a defrost function which works well as well as a reheat function which just means that if you toast some toast and then forget about it until it goes cold you can put it back in and the toaster will reheat it without it burning it or making it more toasted.
There is a crumb tray for easy cleaning and although the outside of the toaster is prone to smudges and finger prints I find that I just need to give it a quick wipe to remove them and getting it looking shiny and new again.
This is an amazing toaster and I think I paid a really reasonable price for it. I paid £39.99 for this and I thought at the time it was a bargain but I have seen in since online for slightly cheaper. I think anything under £40 for this toaster would be a bargain as it works really well and it has really improved the look of my kitchen making it more modern looking and adding a splash of colour.
Morphy Richards Accents 44732 Four Slice Toaster
Our new(ish) fitted kitchen is now predominantly black, where it was white before. The whole effect while visually appealing, on dark winter mornings it can make the room feel quite dull and cold; therefore I like to add splashes of colour with appliances and accessories to lift the whole effect. Having already purchased a red kettle, I saw no reason to replace the toaster until it was broken, as it lived in a cupboard; if it didn't match, it didn't matter. Recently our poor old toaster, popped it's last slice, and so I immediately did some research and decided upon the Morphy Richards Accents Four Slice Toaster; the purpose of this review.
Having only had a two slice toaster before, which was adequate for our needs when I bought it, I had wanted to upgrade to a four slice one this time. I knew too, that I wanted it to be as compact as possible, as I was running out of cupboard space, it now needed to live out on the work surface. My only other requirement was that it had to be red to match my other appliances. Luckily, it's quite a hot colour at the moment, and I was inundated with choice. Which one to choose?
Comparing many varieties, I decided upon the Morphy Richards Accent 44732 Four Slice Toaster. The reviews were excellent on Argos, being rated at 4.7 out of 5. That's good enough for me! This toaster is usually in the £60 range, but at the moment (25/01/12) it is on sale for a reduced price of £39.69 - Bargain. The Argos number is 423/4449 should you require it.
After queuing and paying, you receive quite a bulky box to take home. I did measure the toaster according to the given dimensions (29cm x L 25cm x H 20cm) before purchase, but it was quite a shock to see just how big the box was. Unpacking, it was quite a relief to see all the packing materials, and it did mean that it was kept safe and sound during transit. It wasn't until it was out of the plastic wrapping, I realised it was from the same range as the kettle I own. I really wasn't bothered about it being a perfect match, but as it is, it was a bonus.
The Toaster has a retro design, and features 1950's styling. The chrome levers, dials, slots and sides give it a vintage yet modern feel. The bright cherry red, metallic finish is stunning, and very lustrous. To co-ordinate with the rest of the Accents range, it has been given a black plastic plinth, which it looks to be resting upon. At the corners of this plinth, there are rounded feet, which are non slip, and provide a good grip to the surface. This is a really smart looking appliance, as I'm sure you will agree, when you see the photographs I've added below.
The mains cable is shorter than other appliances at 75cm, rather than the usual meter length. This may cause a problem if you have sockets above counter level the same as I do, but luckily there is one just above where I wanted to situate the toaster. A shorter length also means that there is less flex to try and tuck away and hide from view. There is cable storage underneath the toaster if you should need it; another plus point.
Before first use it is recommended that you operate the toaster for the first time without any bread. This gives off a 'new' odour, which smells a little like burning, but the smell doesn't linger for long, and this will prepare the element for toasting in future.
Operating the Appliance
The toaster has four slots, and each pair of two is operated by its own controls. You can either use them individually, or to cook four slices, use them both at the same time. The slots are wide enough for the thickest of bread slices, and will even cope with bagels sliced in half, teacakes, and fluffy crumpets.
The first thing to do is select your level of browning, according to how dark you like your toast. The dials are numbered from one through to nine, and we find number four is the most used setting in our house. It gives a medium toast, which leaves the centre still moist and beadlike, but the outside crispy.
Insert your bread (if it's not frozen) by depressing the levers all the way down, until they lock into place. This switches the toaster on, providing it is already connected to the mains. If it has no electrical source, operating the levers will not turn it on. We often have children visitors to our home, so I tend to leave it unplugged to be on the safe side. While I'm on the subject of safety, it is worth noting that this toaster has cool wall sides.
If you have frozen bread, there is the added feature of a defrost button. You need not adjust the browning setting at all. Place the bread inside as usual, and depress the button in the centre. This will defrost your bread and then toast it. Unlike the matching Kettle in this range, which I also own, this button has a rather nice matching red illumination (the kettle annoyingly glows blue).
Once the toast has reached the desired depth of colour, the bread will pop up automatically ready for removal. The lever pops up into its usual position and the element will have switched off. If you are toasting something smaller than a slice of bread, say a teacake or a crumpet, if you lift the levers upwards, it will initiate the high - lift feature, making them easier, and safer, to get hold of.
A great feature of this toaster that I use quite regularly is the re-heat button. On my old toaster there used to be a keep warm function, this was great if you were in the room, but if you'd forgotten all about your toast, you came back into the room to find charcoal. This reheat gives a short blast of heat for 5 seconds, so it warms it through, rather than keeping cooking it. This button is also illuminated with a red light.
If you wish to remove your food before the time is up, there is a cancel button which will cease all cooking, and this button does not have a light.
As with all toasters I've ever owned, the first batch of toast is always cooked perfectly, and consequent batches are darker. It seems to be a problem which can easily be rectified. The easy to use instructional manual tells us to leave 30 seconds between batches to allow the elements to cool a little. I've tried this numerous times, and while waiting 30 seconds on a busy morning getting kids ready for school etc may be annoying, it is worth doing, as the results are more even, with no burnt toast for me.
Cleaning and Maintenance
All this toaster will ever need is a wipe down, but as my toaster is situated next to the cooker, it often suffers from the odd splash from my cooking; a quick wipe with damp cloth does the trick, and keeps it sparkling like new. It is advisable to refrain from using chemicals, as these may damage the chrome and red coating finish.
Whenever I give it a wipe over, I try and empty the crumb trays at the same time. There are two of these, and are located under each set of slots. This not only keeps my counter clean but it is important as crumbs can catch fire, and if you get into the habit of doing it regularly, it's not a problem. They are just slid out, emptied and washed, and slid back in again. You can access these from the rear of the appliance.
As well as the red toaster I own, the Morphy Richards Accents toaster is also available in a range of colours including translucent black, solid black, cream, plum, blue, green and cream; and also in stainless steel (all over). There is also a two slice version for smaller households.
To see the full range of Accent kettles and toasters visit their website: www.morphyrichards.co.uk
Morphy Richards Helpline: 0844 071 0960
Replacement Parts Number: 0844 873 0726
The Argos price quoted above is fixed until 07/02/12
This toaster has become a much loved and well used appliance in our home since I purchased it. It is both stylish and performs its tasks well. It complements the matching kettle perfectly, and instead of being hidden in a cupboard like our old toaster, this one takes pride of place. In summary, this one gets a high recommendation and the full five stars from me.
Ever since an episode of The Big Bang, I have wanted a Cylon toaster! It's like a toaster but it imprints the image of a classic original series Cylon on your toast. Unfortunately, with these in short supply and extremely hard to get hold of, this is a dream that sadly is unlikely to come true. Thankfully Morphy Richards have managed to supply me with the next best thing! A toaster that is both functional and reliable and looks cool and stylish too!!!
Featuring a classical fire-engine red panel on its front and back, this 4-slice toaster looks the business even before you think about using it! Its slots are wide and thick and especially handy for thick sliced bread of the kind I have become accustomed to! My previous toaster found it difficult to manage when I used thick bread in it and I would often return to the kitchen only to find I had to try and fish out my toast, often tearing it into bits in the process, where it had got firmly stuck on the way out! Not so with this!! So far, there have been no such issues whatsoever though I have noticed that toasting does take a little longer. Not that I am complaining because anyone who thinks toast is toast has obviously never tried it from this little beauty! It sounds silly but I have found, from my own personal opinion, that toast from this model comes out much more crunchy and evenly browned. It's like eating a whole new breed of toast and well worth the extra minute or so!
Another feature of this toaster is the defrost button. This means that when you remove bread straight from the freezer and are forced to use this function (thank you Mrs.Sparky for using the last of the fresh bread!) then the elements heat at a lower rate, adequately providing you with the toasted product that ordinarily might not have tasted quite so good from your more average, everyday toaster.
The re-heat button also comes in quite handy, though I have not had to use this that often, and seems much better than on other toasters. Added to the variable browning control and the four rather than two slots found on your cheaper models, this results in a toaster that doesn't fall short of perfection both in looks and in function! I am sure this toaster is NOT perfect and I'm sure it has some flaws but, after three months of happy breakfasts, so far I have had no disappointment from this product!
Priced at a little under £45 from most stockists, this is perhaps a little more pricey than other models on the market but I am a big believer in you get what you pay for! And with this, you get perfectly good value for money!
I brought this toaster mainly because of the way it looks - I am a bit shallow when it comes to my household gadgets and appliances! Although it was expensive at almost £45 in Argos, I thought it would be worth it because it's so unique looking. It has that retro look that reminds me of old 1950's radios and the like. The front and back panels are a shiny deep red colour while the sides and knobs are stainless steel, making for a very stylish look.
The other thing that appealed to me about this toaster is the fact that it has four toasting slots, which is handy if you're making toast for someone else as well as yourself at the same time - you can actually both eat together rather than doing it in batches. That said, some two-slot toasters have long slots that can accomodate two slices of bread in each anyway, so I guess that would have been an alternative option.
What I really like is that each two slices of toast can be set to a different level of browning, therefore accomodating for different tastes. Disappointingly, however, one of these settings doesn't seem to be working now (I've had the toaster 4 months), and is permanently on a low setting. This isn't too much of a problem for me and I haven't bothered exchanging the toaster, but I think if it was stuck on a high setting I might have to return it, as I find these settings are only any good if you like your toast a bit burnt, which I definitely don't.
Apart from this fault the toaster has performed very well - it toasts quite evenly, the slots are chunky enough to fit thicker breads or even bagels into, and there is a simple lever to release the toast early if you're getting impatient. There is also a defrost setting and even a 'reheat' setting which allows you to warm toast up again without it going all stiff and weird. With my old toaster I would tend to just start with a new bit of toast if I was a bit slow with the first, but that does waste bread so I find the reheat option quite useful.
The toaster is quite easy to clean and has a removable crumb tray to aid this. The shiny surfaces, especially the stainless steel, do tend to get a bit mucky but come up nicely with a good wipe over.
Another good thing is the long cord, which means I don't have to try and fit the toaster right by an outlet, where the microwave needs to be.
Overall a very good toaster, especially the funky design, although I was a little disappointed by one of the settings seeming to disconnect after only having the appliance for a few months.
As part of my mother's rejuvination of my kitchen, she bought me this toaster for Christmas, and I've got to say I'm very impressed with it. It's sleek and shiny, and the red and silver colours look cool, and it manages to toast my bread to perfection. There are four slots for four slices of bread, which is much better than my old toaster (which only had one slot, the only toaster I've ever seen that didn't even have two), and a very useful trick is that each pair of slots can be toasted at different temperatures. So you can do two slices lightly toasted, and two slices heavily toasted, which comes in useful and saves time when making breakfast for people with different toast preferences to you. Again, as with most of the things my mother bought me for Christmas, the only downside I can see to this toaster is the price - at closet to £40 I wouldn't have spend that kind of money myself on a toaster. But if you don't mind spending that on a toaster, then this is a good one.
I get nearly nostalgic just by looking at this stylish toaster, the look of it both very modern and totally retro at the same time, the design of this toaster from Morphy Richards one of the main reasons why I bought it in the first place! This four slice toaster looks quite amazing, but the question is, does it deliver the function one expects it to, toastint your bread to utter crunchy, crispy and light brown perfection? Yes and Halelujah it does!
For 35.20, I received what at first sight was an obvious stunning and incredible cool looking toaster, the design is so funky and retro that it will spice up any boring looking kitchen counter. When having stared at the toaster enough, I tried popping in four slices of bread, hoping they would come out evenly crisp, golden brown and full of crunch! You can actually lift up the bread to check if it`s browned to your liking, and if not, you just pop it right back down into the glowing slices... With various settings of browning and four slots for slices, this toaster is also great for crisping and defrosting pita breads, buns and such, and I also use it to give a little warmth to store bought mini pancakes... What I also enjoy immensely about this toaster, is that the cord is very long, and with a crumb tray, there`s no trouble in cleaning and maintaining this toaster, though I would recommend you wash the exterior of it quite often, just to be smart...
With stainless steel, a glowing red front and back and a black "bottom", this toaster from Morphy Richards is a looker, and it makes great toast at that! A very good toaster, absolutely recommended!
When I moved in to my new house recently I wanted all new kitchen appliances as my old one's were starting to become a little grubby. I already knew I wanted the main appliances to be red coloured to match my décor and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that there were many red accented toasters, kettles etc on the market.
I finally chose products from Morphy Richards as they had matching products and they looked like they would be of a high quality and they were also reasonably priced.
First of all the design is absolutely stunning and pictures really do not do this toaster justice. It is really modern looking with a retro 50's twist. The sides are made of stainless steel and the front and back are glossy red. All the buttons and knobs are also made of shiny stainless steel and these really contrast well with the deep red colour.
The bottom is made of black plastic and has four little non slip feet. This is definitely a time when the design all works together and compliments each other and it is in my humble opinion one of the best looking toasters on market.
I knew I wanted a 4 slice toaster this time as it is just more practical than a 2 slice one and this one has 4 different slots for toast but they work independently from each other meaning that I can either make 4 slices or just two depending on if I have guests or not.
There are different settings for choosing how you would like your toast and these are mirrored on both sides of the toaster so you can make 4 slices and each person can choose how brown they would like their toast.
The variable browning option is good and the toast is always nicely browned evenly all over and both sides are browed equally and there is a lever you can lift to pop your toast early if you decide it is ready enough for your liking.
I found I was always throwing bread out after a couple of days as it got hard so I have started to freeze my bread and just take out what I need when I need it and the toaster has a really good defrost feature which defrosts the bread before toasting it so that the toast will be thawed in the middle and not just toasted on the outside.
There is also a re-heat feature that allows you to replace your toast to heat it back up without cooking it again and making it hard and inedible. This is good for me as I am forever making toast then getting distracted and it goes cold.
One of the biggest problems with my previous toaster was the size of the slots not being big enough. I would have to take my toast out half way through cooking and turn it around to ensure that it was toasted all over. There isn't that problem with this toaster as the slots are big enough to accommodate both thick and long bread such as warburtons meaning that once the toast is on you don't need to worry about it not being browned all over.
Cleaning the toaster is easy as it comes with a removable crumb tray so there is no tilting and blowing trying to clean it out. The stainless steel panels do get a bit mucky with finger prints etc and these will need to be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure that it stays it tip top condition.
The cord is quite long for a toaster which would be good for people who can't place it directly next to an outlet but the cord can also be stored in base of the toaster if there is too much on display.
I paid £34.99 for this toaster which I think is a great price for a 4 slice toaster that not only works really well but would also look stunning in any kitchen. I've only had it a few months but have had absolutely no problems with it and don't really anticipate any as it is such good quality.
When I decided that a two slice toaster just wasn't enough for me I decided to go for a slightly more expensive four slice mode, in the hope that it would do something funky to warrant the high price,
This is the toaster that I chose as it looks trendy and fits well into my kitchen and has four individual spaces for toast, which is great and the best part is that you can modify the settings in sets of two, meaning you could have two slices toast lightly but the other two well done. This is pretty useful and can be used to cater to multiple family members and their differing tastes.
Of course there are all the usual features that are expected from a toaster, like the ability to manually lift the slices if you think they have been in there two long or change your mind about how well done you wish them to be.
The toaster is also quick, considerably quicker than the cheap plastic toasters I always used in the past, in fact this makes them seem snail like - even though in reality I only think it is ten or twenty seconds quicker at toasting a slice of bread.
I personally liked this product and think it is worth it's price tag, I advise you get it if it catches your eye and you think it could be useful for your home kiitchen.
We've had 2 of these toasters now, not 2 because they are sooooo good we've kept replacing them but because each of them has had a problem and that's all within about 8 months so we've returned them..... we've gone for a Breville 4 slice toaster now because Morphy Richards obviously isn't going to work for us!
The best thing about it is the design, it's wicked and dead modern but in a retro way. You can see it in the photo Dooyoo have got up but the chrome is loads shinier and the red side panels are glossier and look more bulky. It would go good in any kitchen I reckon, our kitchen is a kind of mixture of modern and traditional and the toaster fits in with both those styles.
It's a 4 slice toaster and each slice of bread goes in it's own compartment, you can set the darkness of the toast for each set of 2 slices. That's handy because quite often I'll be having toast at the same time as my mum in the morning and she likes hers nearly burned but I prefer my toast dead light. This means we can both have perfect toast. Usually anyway because the first toaster went back because the darkness control didn't work properly and the slice of toast on one end always came out BLACK and nasty.
The toast always pops up nice and smooth, there's a lever for you to manually pop it up if you think it's taking too long and that can come in handy sometimes if you're in the mood for proper light toast and even the lightest setting is too much. Also if you're using the Defrost setting the manual pop up is good because I noticed this toaster would defrost the bread too much sometimes and make it start going hard before you have a chance to change the setting to Toast. This sounds like something not worth moaning about but when that happened it would make the toast taste a bit stale and deffo not so nice.
The other toaster went back because the leg fell off it, we wasn't rough with it or anything like that..... the leg just fell off! By that time my mum had spotted a Breville toaster she liked the look of better so she exchanged this Morphy Richards one for that, this one was a nice toaster but the couple of problems with it was a big time put off. What I'm trying to say is that for a £50.00 toaster it was nothing special, and when you look round the supermarkets you can get a decent 4 slice toaster for half the price of that..... it might not LOOK as good but I bet not many people have had to take 2 supermarket toasters back in the space of a few months!
I don't know if I recommend this or not, it looks wicked and I suppose it would be a good toaster because it's got plenty of features. The slots are wide enough to take uneven slices of bread or bagels and the crumb tray is dead easy to remove without having to tilt it and cover the worktop with crumbs. The browning control worked well on the second toaster but by then the leg had fallen off so we didn't get to use it all that much. There's also a reheat function on it.... reheat??? Why would anyone bother reheating toast in the toaster??? Wouldn't you just do fresh toast in the same time?
Morphy Richards 44732 Accents Red 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 help 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 red sides and trimmed lines it is a must have for your kitchen / 4 slice 4 slotVariable browning controlVariable Width slotsHigh lift facilityRemovable crumb trayDefrost settingReheat settingCancel buttonCool touchCord Storage in base / Short name: Morphy Richards 44732