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Morphy Richards Verve Kettle Review

Main view of the Morphy Richards Verve Kettle.
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Read our review of the Morphy Richards Verve Kettle. A kettle which is classic in its design, but packed full of modern features. The textured ceramic exterior is available in three colours and together with the modern shape will suit classic and contemporary kitchens alike. A perfect addition to the home or office.
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Volume1.7 Litres
ColourWhite / Cream / Black
360 Degree BaseYes
FilterYes
Heating ElementConcealed
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Our Review

The Morphy Richards Verve Kettle is a modern electric jug kettle inspired by age old pottery and ceramics. The textured ceramic pattern makes the Verve Kettle evoke memories of the pottery age. Other notable design elements include the convenient lift off lid, and the angled spout to permit easy pouring.

Main view of the Morphy Richards Verve Kettle.

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The blend of modern and classic design ensures that the Verve Kettle is suitable for modern and classic kitchens. Furthermore, the Verve Kettle is available in three colours, namely white (pictured), cream and black. All three colours are pictured below:

Morphy Richards Verve Kettle's three colours.

Despite the classic design, the features are very much up to date. We discuss them in detail below, but the most notable are the rapid boiling, the fine mesh limescale filter, the easy view water window and the 360 degree base.

About Morphy Richards

Morphy Richards are a famous brand of household appliances. In fact, the chances are you already have Morphy Richards products. They've been around since the 1930s and have acquired a reputation for their high quality and innovative products. Some of their other products include toasters, slow cookers, microwaves and coffee machines. In fact, they sell a toaster and coffee machine which have designs matching the Verve Kettle.

Specification

Let's take a look at what you can expect from the Verve Kettle.

  • Capacity - 1.7 Litres. This is standard for most modern kettles, and it serves around 7 cups. Perfect for large families, or busy office kitchens.
  • Dimensions - 23.2cm x 22.8cm x 17.4cm.
  • Rapid Boil - The heating element utilises 3kW of electricity to give the kettle its ability to rapidly boil water. This is incredibly useful if you want to catch that final cup of tea before leaving the house in the morning.
  • Easy Lift Off Lid - Attached to the lid is a ring so the kettle's lid can easily be removed. This is preferable to the alternative hinged lids which are prone to breaking.
  • 360 Degree Base - The kettle is cordless, and as such comes with a base. This base is 360 degrees so the kettle can be placed facing any angle on it. It's particularly handy when there are a mixture of left handed and right handed people using it.
  • Integrated Cord Storage - Underneath the base is space to store any excess electrical wire.
  • Boil Dry Protection - One of the safety features of the kettle is the fact that it will not boil itself dry.
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Limescale Filter

Before the water gets to your cup it will go through a fine mesh limescale filter. This limescale filter will prevent limescale, but also other large particles from being poured. It's also easily removable, washable and therefore reusable.

Morphy Richards Verve Kettle's limescale filter.

Easy View Water Window

There's a large water window with writing marking 3 cups, 5 cups and the 1.7 litre maximum. It's slightly wider than in most other kettles, making it easier to read. The gauge allows you to judge how much water is inside the kettle so you can bring down the boiling time by filling it with less water. (And it also helps you bring down your electricity bill!)

Morphy Richards Verve Kettle's water gauge.

Video

There's a one minute video of the Verve Kettle in action over at amazon.co.uk.

Matching Toaster and Coffee Machine

If you're a fan of the beautiful textured ceramic design, then it may be worth considering looking into matching appliances. Morphy Richards sell a toaster and a coffee machine in the same style, as pictured below:

Morphy Richards Verve Kettle's matching toaster and coffee machine.

The toaster holds four slices of bread and the coffee machine is "pour over".

Summary

Overall, a strong kettle. The Verve Kettle's elegant ceramic design has a classic feel to it, but there's also modern features shining through. The shape is definitely modern, as is the rapid boiling. In fact, most of the practical features are modern. We rate this kettle 4.5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for both modern and classic kitchens.

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