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Morphy Richards Arc Kettle Review

Side view of the Morphy Richards Arc Kettle.
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Read our review of the Morphy Richards Arc Kettle. A stylish finish with a trendy pattern textured design. Full of features, many of which are standard in modern kettles. Perfect for traditional and modern kitchens, as well as offices.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourBlack / White
360 Degree BaseYes
FilterYes
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Our Review

The Morphy Richards Arc Kettle is a beautifully designed modern electric kettle with a wide range of features. Its exterior is patterned with horizontal textured lines, which make the kettle look new and modern. The semi-circular handle is designed for a comfortable grip, and is connected to the top and bottom of the kettle for extra support.

Side view of the Morphy Richards Arc Kettle.

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The kettle is available in white (pictured) and black, so you should have no problem matching one of them to your kitchen. The white model has a grey lid, base, water window border, power switch and underside of the handle, whereas the black model is black all over, except for the power switch which is grey.

The Arc Kettle has features mostly associated with modern kettles. Some of these features include rapid boiling, a thin mesh limescale filter, a hinged lid, a base and cord storage. We go into detail later.

About Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards is a brand of kitchen appliances often found on kettles, toasters, slow cookers, microwaves, coffee machines and more. The brand has been around since the 1930s, and has definitely made a name for itself during that time. Morphy Richards are renowned for their original products.

Morphy Richards Arc Kettle's base.

Specification

From a features point of view, the kettle has the following:

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres. This is around 6-7 cups, obviously depending on how much water is used per cup. It's a perfect capacity for families and offices. The kettle can boil small amounts also.
  • Dimensions - 23.2cm x 15.5cm x 27.0cm.
  • Rapid Boil - The electrical heating element inside the kettle runs at 3kW. This is enough to provide a rapid boil, therefore the kettle delivers hot drinks very quickly.
  • Push Button Lid - The lid is opened via a push button on top of the handle. The lid is hinged to allow for easy opening and closing.
  • 360 Degree Base - The kettle itself is cordless, so requires the use of a 360 degree base. Simply place the kettle on the base at any angle, boil the water, and then effortlessly lift the kettle off.
  • Internal Cord Storage - The base has an area underneath it where excess electrical cable can be stored, therefore allowing you to have a worktop free of excess clutter.
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Limescale Filter

Tap water in most of the UK is saturated with minerals which, when boiled, cause limescale to form. The kettle has a fine mesh limescale filter so that limescale is stopped before boiled water exits the spout. The filter is removable, so it can be washed and reused.

Morphy Richards Arc Kettle's fine mesh limescale filter.

Water Level Indicator

There's a water window on the side of the kettle. Unlike many kettles, this water window is not underneath the handle, so the water gauge on the window is easy to read. The water gauge marks 2 cups, 4 cups, 6 cups and 1.7 litres (maximum).

Morphy Richards Arc Kettle's water window and gauge.

Matching Toaster

Morphy Richards sell a matching toaster, too. If you're after a fully coordinated look, it may be worth purchasing the toaster as well as the kettle.

Summary

Overall, Morphy Richards have done a good job with the Arc Kettle. It pulls off a smart textured design which is suitable for modern and traditional kitchens. It doesn't hold back on features either, with rapid boil technology, a durable fine mesh limescale filter and an easy to read water gauge. Overall, we give this kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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