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I bought tis toaster at the same time as my kettle to match each other because they are both from the same range from Morphy Richards. I got the purple one as I thought it was more unusual and would look nice with my black work top and black tiles.
Because we go through loads of toast in our house I needed a four slice toaster because a two slice one just wouldn't be practical for us. I also wanted the slots to be wide enough to be able to accommodate different thicknesses of bread and for me to be able to toast other things such as muffins.
It has variable heat settings so that you can toast bread from lightly toasted to burnt if that is how you like it. Having the heat setting on about 5 is enough to give bread a nice browning that makes it crisp but not burnt.
There are also buttons for reheating and also for defrosting too. There is a button to so that you can pop your toast whenever you like so if you think it is ready but it is still cooking you can press the button and pop it out when you feel it is brown enough. The lever is particularly handy for lifting out smaller things such as muffins or rolls which aren't as high as bread.
The metallic purple colour is a magnet for finger prints but these just wipe off and there is a removable crumb tray for easy emptying and cleaning. The feet on the toaster are really good as they keep it in place and stop it from moving about the work top.
The only thing about the toaster that I would like to change is that it does seem to take a long time to brown toast. It is quicker on a higher setting but then you need to constantly watch it to ensure that it doesn't burn. My old cheap toaster used to toast much quicker than this one and it is a bit annoying in the mornings when all the family are wanting toast and we have to hang about for it to brown.
Also if you buy this to match the kettle then you should be aware that the colour is not identical. I thought it would be since they are both from the same range but there is a slight colour difference. It is only slight but I can notice it. If I had seen them before buying them online then I would have still got them as they do match and it doesn't bother me but it might with some people.
This is a really good quality toaster that browns toast well provided it is on the right heat setting. It also looks fantastic and other than the tiny annoyance of it not toasting really quickly when we want to make 8 slices of toast in the morning it is great. I paid £45 for the toaster so it is more expensive than some but because I am pleased with it overall and would buy it again.
I received this toaster for Christmas from my mum along with the matching kettle, in plum, which is a gorgeous deep purple colour. There are loads of other kitchen appliances in this range of colour, so you can get everything matching. You can also purchase this kettle in other colours such as black, green, red, blue, orange, cream, any colour you can think of! This kettle is currently selling for between £30-£50 online in different stores, some have it in the sale. I would be happy paying around £35 for this toaster if I had bought it myself.
This is a four slice stainless steel toaster, and surprisingly, the slots are actually quite wide inside. There is a lot of room, they have not made the slots smaller, to get more on this toaster. However the toaster is very big and quite bulky, but not too big that it doesn't look nice in your kitchen. I did have a four slice toaster before this, and this one is a lot bigger, but still fits on my kitchen worktop nicely.
All the buttons to use this toaster are on the front, although it doesn't look ugly, and actually looks quite stylish. I have always been used to the buttons being hidden away on the side, so it doesn't spoil the look of the toaster, but this one looks really nice. You can operate two slots on one side of the toaster with one set of buttons, and the other two slots with another set of buttons, both are the same on each side. This is what I love about this toaster, as I like my toast not too well done, my boyfriend loves his a lot browner than me! So if we are doing our toast together, we can have mine on a lower setting so it doesn't toast as much, but you can still have both are sets of toast in together and for the same time.
On the front of the toaster for each side, you have a lever which you press down to put the toast down, which is nice and easy to slide down, it is really smooth. There is also a button with an X next to it, to pop your toast up if you want to check it. There is also a reheat button, and a frozen button, which are quite nice extras to have on there. These light up when you press them so you know they are on. The reheat button just warms your toast up if it has gone cold instead of toasting it anymore. The frozen button is to defrost your bread first and then toast it, so it takes a lot longer than putting fresh bread in. There is a dial which you turn to the browning setting you want. There are nine different browning levels to choose from, I just have it half way, on no.5 and this browns my toast nicely, although it is a little slow. It isn't a fast toaster! It takes a good few minutes to toast your bread. Underneath the toaster you can pull out the trays to get rid of the crumbs left behind, these slide in and out easily, they are not fiddly at all.
One thing I have noticed with this toaster, I am not sure why, and it doesn't bother me too much, but about 2cm of the top of the bread, never seems to toast for me. I just use Warburtons farmhouse bread which is a standard size of bread, nothing bigger than other normal loaves of bread, but when I put my bread in, it never toasts the top part! This is not a big problem, as there are so many things I love about this toaster, that I can put up with that! I have also noticed, that my toast is never the same colour brown on each side, one is always slightly lighter, and I always end up turning my bread half way through so it is even!
I do love the look of this toaster, especially the colour, however it annoys me slightly that it doesn't do both sides of the toast the same brownness, and doesn't toast the top of the bread! But other than that, I love all the different dials you can use, and I love being able to use it for toastie bags, these fit in really well, as the slots are very large compared to other toasters I have owned. Overall, its a nice toaster, but I wouldn't purchase again if mine broke unfortunately.
Three and a half years ago I moved out of my mums house and into my own. It was a hard time trying to buy everything I needed for the house and baby at the same time so when it came to kitchen appliances I bought cheapest of the cheap, including the toaster. Now I've settled in I've been trying to replace a few of the cheap appliances with better quality ones. This Morphy Richards toaster is one of the things that I've used to replace a cheap one.
The Morphy Richards toaster is widely available to buy from places that sell kitchen appliances of this type, Argos, Tesco, Amazon, to name a few. They vary in price from anywhere between £30 to £60 so I recommend shopping around if you are on the lookout for purchasing one.
Looking at this toaster it looks a million times better than my previously value, bland, white toaster. The Morphy Richards toaster is a lot bigger as it has slots for four slices of bread instead of the standard two of my old one, this means it takes up a lot more room on my kitchen worktop but as it looks so pretty I don't really mind as much and don't have to hide it behind the kettle like I did with my old one! The toaster is mainly stainless steel with a panel of colour on the front. There are quite a few different colours available to buy but I personally have the plum coloured one. The toaster has a long plug cable, around 80cm, so if you can't place the toaster near to a power outlet then you don't have to worry. There is also cord storage on the back of the toaster, I use mine as the toaster is next to the plug and it keeps the cable nice and tidy.
As this is a four slice toaster it is pretty much just split into two toasters but stuck together. Both sides have their own settings and buttons and their own crumb trays, so although it's a four slice machine you can swap the settings on either side so if you are making toast for yourself and someone else you can cater to both peoples toast tastes without having to stop one lot when the other is ready. My daughter prefers her toast lightly toasted whereas I like mine almost burnt, we have it set so that either side are on our preferred settings and I don't have to worry about putting them on at the same time then both lots of toast popping up when my daughters is ready and then having to keep checking when mine is done again.
This toaster is a lot snazzier than my last value one, the settings dial actually works for a start. The dial has nine different browning settings so you can turn it to what you think might toast the toast how you like it and then it will simply pop up when it's ready. I like mine quite well done and have it on the fifth setting, my daughter prefers the second setting. It did take us a few attempts at different settings to get our preferred level of brownness but we got there in the end. There are also three different buttons above each dial, the bottom being the cancel button which when pressed, pops the toast up. The middle button is a reheat button, we've never had to use this but all it does is reheat your toast if it gets cold, I have no idea how it works but it doesn't cook your toast anymore it simply heats it up. The top button is a defrost button and again I haven't had to use this yet either. Another thing this toaster does that my previous one didn't is that the tray that the bread sits in can be lifted really high so if you are toasting something smaller than bread, such as crumpets for example, it can be lifted high enough for you to get it out without any problems.
I've recently began eating toasties a lot more often due to getting this toaster. I use them toaster bags where you make the sandwich and slot it into the toaster but my old toaster didn't fit the bags in very well and I'd have to squash the sandwich first. The slots on this Morphy Richards toaster are nice and wide and I don't find any problems in fitting a toaster bag inside.
I imagined this toaster to toast bread a lot quicker than my previous value toaster as that one used to take ages, this one isn't much quicker and you don't have to wait a while for your bread to toast which can be highly annoying when you are starving! Saying that, I would definitely recommend this toaster as it looks good, is available to purchase in many colours to compliment your kitchen whatever colour scheme you may have, lots of snazzy settings and more importantly toasts bread!
Combining classic retro styling with the functional features required in today's kitchen, the stylish Morphy Richards Accents toaster in a bright plum finish will bring a burst of colour into your morning routine! Control is fully variable so you can crisp your toast as you like it and the Hi Lift facility enables you to remove your toasted items with ease! A reheat setting comes in handy and lets you warm up any excess toast you may have prepared, as well as a frozen setting, perfect for when you discover that emergency loaf at the back of the freezer! A removable crumb tray makes cleaning a breeze. / Plum / Short name: Morphy Richards 44737