Morphy Richards Colour Accents Toaster and Kettle:
One of my friends is a home designer. A while ago I asked how best to update my kitchen – to stop it looking just a bit dated without installing new cabinets or worktops. Although I love minimalist design there’s no way I’m going to achieve that in my kitchen, although after it was redecorated I did rather like the muted green walls against the Canadian maple units with cast iron handles. It just looked a bit boring.
‘Colour’ she said
‘You need an accent colour to make things look a bit brighter’
Here’s a shot of everything all tidy and in its place just after it was decorated so you can see what I mean.
So, when Morphy Richards contacted me and asked if I’d like to test their colour accent toaster and kettle as part of the innovator scheme I was genuinely delighted. Here was a chance to try a splash of colour and cheer the room up just as Alexa had suggested. I also really like the ‘traditional’ styling of the accents range, that sort of updated retro look works very well in my rather eclectic kitchen. And I was very excited when the box arrived, though just a little disappointed they were not made in the UK because I know Morphy Richards ARE a British firm.
Don’t they make a difference? I walk downstairs in the morning to make a cup of tea and it really makes me smile!
But, the proof of the pudding is in the eating and of course they need to work well too.
The kettle is chunky and easy to pour from. The lid comes off without any problems and if like me, you are a spout filling (yes I know, it’s not the right way!), this one is wide enough to work! It does seem to take a little longer to boil than my old kettle, but I suspect that is because the wide base means I am filling it a little fuller.
The toaster is a dream to use. I’ve been toasting muffins in it, a real test of toaster capability for me, because they are about the thickest thing you will put in a toaster and they are not that big. A poorly designed toaster would mean you needed to find a way to get the muffin out with fingers or a fork because the bread carriage lever wasn’t flexible enough. Not so with the Morphy Richards. The top of my muffin just pokes out above the toaster when the lever is fully raised.
So far I haven’t burnt one either. I did forget about one and let it go cold, so I had a chance to try the reheat function. I have no idea how it works, but I got a muffin that was (almost) as good as a freshly toasted one.
There you are. A tick for design, a tick for functionality and a tick for fun!
If you’d like to order a set for yourself, you can get a 35% discount on Morphy Richards Colour Boutique products (and you can pick any colour in the range, not just yellow!!!). Just buy from the Morphy Richards site and use this code when you check out– CB35BLOG
Disclaimer: I was sent a kettle and toaster free of charge to review by Morphy Richards. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.