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Chroma Toaster and Kettle Set Wins Which? Best Buy

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 22/08/2014 | Posted in Kitchen

Chroma Toaster and Kettle Set Wins Which? Best Buy

Which? is the best kettle and toaster set on the market? Why, it’s the Morphy Richards Chroma kettle and toaster set of course! And you don’t just have to take our word for it: the Which? team said that this is “the best toaster [they have] tested in the past two years”. 

 

 

What’s more, according to the testers, “it’s rare for a kettle AND toaster of the same set to both be awarded a best buy”, but with its stylish design and unbeatable functionality it’s easy to understand why Chroma has outstripped its competitors.

 

 

The Morphy Richards Two Slice Chroma Toaster has a number of ‘winning’ design features which make it stand out from the crowd. The sophisticated white casing, chrome trimming, attractive base and non-slip feet make the Chroma toaster an eye-catching addition to any kitchen. 

The variable browning function makes perfect toast every time, as each slice is evenly browned. The variable width feature means you can toast all your favourite treats, such as crumpets, teacakes, tasty bagels and more.

 

 

For those with limited time, the Chroma has a defrost function which allows bread to be toasted directly from the freezer, means you can enjoy toast whenever you want. The reheat button is also useful if you find yourself getting distracted – a handy feature for people always on the go. 

The Morphy Richards Chroma Toaster easily tidied away thanks to the handy cord storage and is perfect for even small kitchens, plus the removable crumb tray provides fuss-free cleaning.

Just like the Chroma toaster, the Morphy Richards Chroma kettle also won over the Which? testing panel, due to its sleek appearance and ergonomic features.

Its large 1.5 litre capacity can make up to 6 cups of your favourite hot drink and the rapid boil feature means you won’t be waiting long too quench your thirst. The dual water window allows you to clearly see how much water is in the kettle, preventing the risk of over filling. 

 

 

Available in a range of colours; the striking design and range of user-friendly features make the Morphy Richard Chroma Toaster and Kettle set a winning combination!


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How to make the most of your weekend

By Tom Craik | 10/07/2014 | Posted in Kitchen

With the brighter weather and the approach of the summer body season, we all turn to lighter meals and healthier food choices, so it's the perfect chance to get innovative in the kitchen. And what better way to get creative than with homemade smoothies and mocktails?

 

Finding a blender that is reliable, attractive and good value for money can be tricky and that’s where the Morphy Richards Easy Blend Blender comes in handy. 

The Easy Blend is great for the health-conscious, as its versatility means that it’s possible to make homemade milkshakes, smoothies and even health drinks that are fit for the gym. It’s easy to create drinks on the go as the blender is easy to clean, and the ice crushing blades means that you can throw in frozen fruit, ice and mix powder to create tasty health drinks. Take a look at some of smoothie recipes to get your taste buds tingling…

Orange and Berry Smoothie

Blend together 2 oranges that have been cut into chunks, with the peel and pith removed, with a couple of handfuls of frozen blueberries and strawberries. Once smooth, serve in a glass.

Tropical Smoothie

Throw 1 peeled banana and 1 peeled mango into the blender with the pulp of 3 passion fruits, add 200ml of orange juice, and puree until smooth.

Honey Breakfast Smoothie

After peeling a banana, add it to the blender with one large spoonful of honey. Pour half a pot of plain yoghurt in, and blend then serve.

 

If you’re finding it hard to entertain the kids this weekend, let alone get them interested in healthy fruit-packed drinks, then it’s time to get your hands on Morphy Richards’ Soda Sparkle. This product has the ability to turn tap water into flavourful fizzy drinks that are healthy and delicious.  If your child has fussy taste buds, never fear! There’s so many flavours to pick from such as apple, strawberry, cranberry and even cola. 

It's also a great opportunity for a picnic. What goes in the picnic basket is always a family debate, but the classic sandwiches, crisps and sweet snacks are always at the top of the list. And even if the sun doesn’t keep shining this weekend, there’s no better way to cap off a perfect weekend than with a refreshing smoothie.

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The benefits of BRITA!

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 08/07/2014 | Posted in Kitchen

Benefits of BRITA

 

We believe that when you start with great ingredients you finish with the best flavours and given that water is an essential ingredient for many recipes and the majority of hot drinks it makes sense to use BRITA filtration to help you achieve great results.

BRITA MAXTRA filtration reduces limescale, chlorine,metals and other impurities from your tap water. to help ensure not only the taste, but also the smell and appearance of both your hot drinks and cooked food  is enhanced whilst helping your appliance last longer by preventing limescale build up.

 

Best to stay away from such a contentious area that is riddled with pitfalls –besides BRITA makes safe drinking water taste and look better but it is not a purification system –that is a completely different kettle of fish.


Hard water

 

Hard water is water that contains a higher-than-normal proportion of mineral salts – at the latest count, nearly half (47.22%) of the counties in the UK are in hard to very hard water areas. This means that nearly half of UK counties are consuming water that contains above 200mg/l in calcium carbonate equivalent (Source: British Water). You can check whether you’re living in a hard water area by looking at this handy graphic.


Generally speaking, the most prominent hard water areas within the UK are in the South East of the country, however hard water areas within the UK range from Bristol and areas within the South West of the country all the way up to areas within Yorkshire. 

Filtering is most important in these areas, so you can be confident that you’re drinking water that has reduced impurities. The best way to ensure your hot drinks and cooked food is tasting as delicious as possible  is to change your BRITA filter cartridges at regular intervals which will also help prevent limescale build ups in your machine. 

Additional cartridges are available to buy on our website – we recommend that you change the cartridge in your Hot Water Dispenser at least once every month. 

BRITA MAXTRA cartridges are also 100% recyclable, just visit their website to find out more about your nearest recycling location.

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Quick and easy Redefine Hot Water Dispenser recipes

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 08/07/2014 | Posted in Kitchen

Quick and Easy Hot Water Dispenser Recipes

One of the Redefine Hot Water Dispenser’s many advantages is that it’s perfect for bringing a whole meal together without the need to bring multiple pans to the boil. With its 3 litre capacity, it can fill a pan full of BRITA filtered water at the perfect temperature so that you can cook pasta, rice, vegetables and much more; just quickly change the temperature for different pans.

To get you started, here is a recipe to inspire your next Sunday roast that you and your family can enjoy over the weekend. If you’re feeling inspired, then make sure to share your creations on our Facebook page. 


Amazing roast veg, with honey, herbs and balsamic

 

 

Ingredients:

Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 kg potatoes, peeled
750 g carrots, peeled
500 g beets, scrubbed
½ bunch fresh rosemary, leaves picked
½ bulb garlic, broken into cloves, unpeeled
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon runny honey
Good-quality balsamic vinegar


Method:

Bring three pans of salted water to the boil. Cut any large potatoes in half and leave any small ones whole. Place the potatoes in one of the pans and parboil for 5 to 10 minutes, or until half cooked. Drain the potatoes, then leave them to steam dry. Return the potatoes to the hot pan and shake it around to chuff up the edges. Repeat with the carrots and beets but do not shake them around after leaving them to steam dry.

Scatter the potatoes with the rosemary, half the garlic cloves, a drizzle of oil, and season with salt and pepper, then spread them out evenly in a roasting tray. Toss the carrots with the honey, a lug of oil and season well with salt and pepper, then add them to the tray, spooning over any remaining juices. Toss the beetroot with a lug of balsamic and oil, and season well with salt and pepper, then add them to the tray too. Scatter over the remaining garlic cloves and roast all the veg in the hot oven for about 20 to 30 minutes, giving them a jiggle every so often, or until everything is crispy, golden and delicious. Keep an eye on them and rotate the tray for even cooking.

For the full recipe, image and nutritional values please visit Jamie Oliver's website.

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Tackle the DIY this weekend!

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 23/05/2014 | Posted in Kitchen

With another bank holiday on the horizon, now is the perfect chance to tackle those little DIY jobs.
 

If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of large scale makeovers, never fear, as there are plenty of quick and easy tips and tricks that will give a room a fresh look, without the high price tag.

To give rooms a bit of summer refreshment, and an organised new look, it’s always good to pick a colour scheme that will give your rooms a universal theme. Take a look at our guide to colour schemes that are perfect to give rooms a boost.
 
Sea Breeze

 

 

The possibilities are endless when considering which blue hue to use in a room. A North facing room can be brightened up with a host of light, bright, blue accessories, whilst navy coloured pieces can offer a touch of sophistication or even create a nautical theme. 

An easy and affordable way to brighten up a kitchen is to accessorise with some key blue appliances. The Morphy Richards Cyan Traditional Kettle and Toaster add a touch of vibrancy and elegance to a kitchen, no matter what the style.


Pretty In Pink

Pink doesn’t have to look girly if you don’t want it to, and picking a shade that you like can easily change a room’s ambiance with a few simple products. You can give a room a sultry edge with a deep pink sofa or chair, whilst a room can be refreshed with pastel pink accessories, such as photo frames or painted side tables.


Sunshine Yellow

 

 

 
If you’d like it to always be summer in your home, then pick some key pieces that add a vibrant burst of yellow into a room. If you have a neutral colour scheme, or a room painted in a dark shade, then pick some pieces of furniture such as a yellow table or chair, yellow cookware or even just a couple of vases of sunflowers to give it a lift.  

 

The Morphy Richards Large Yellow Storage Canister and Yellow Roll Top Bread Bin are fun and modern accessories for the kitchen that can fit into any room style, and don’t have to break the bank!

If you have some great ideas of your own to spruce up a room with minimum effort, then why not share them on our Facebook or Pinterest pages?


 


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Introducing Soda Sparkle

By Tom Craik | 06/03/2014 | Posted in Kitchen

If you want a versatile way of enjoying healthy, yet flavoursome sparkling drinks, then worry no more, we has the perfect solution in the form of their brand new, innovative soda system, Soda Sparkle!


Soda Sparkle is ideal for those on the go or at home as it is a convenient and adaptable product which creates a range of great tasting, naturally flavoured and refreshing drinks in a variety of flavours. The low calorie flavours have no artificial preservatives and include: Apple, Tonic, Pineapple, Lemon, Lychee, Cola-Lemon, Orange and Cranberry.

 

 

Flavours can be added directly into the bottle or into a glass once poured, with each sachet pre-measured for the perfect taste, enabling you to perfectly tailor each drink. The flavours can also be mixed to create your own signature mocktail or cocktail – why not give it a go?

If you’re feeling a bit tropical, how about mixing pineapple or lychee for a refreshing twist to a glass of water? Or if you’re a fan of citrus, give an orange and lemon combination a go for a drink with a zing!

For budding mixologists, try out the following combinations for a taste sensation, or let us know what delicious concoctions you come up with yourselves: 

Strawberry-Lime Rickey

230ml soda water
45ml strawberry syrup
45ml lime syrup
1 lime wedge

1. Makes one 300ml serving
2. Put the soda water and both syrups into a tall glass and stir to combine. Pour over ice and squeeze the lime wedge over the drink. Serve immediately.

Old-Fashioned New York-Style Egg Cream


60ml chocolate syrup
120ml whole milk, icy*
180ml soda water, well chilled

1. Makes one 360ml serving
2. Put the chocolate, then the icy milk in a tall glass. While stirring vigorously with a long spoon, add the soda water. Drink should be well mixed with a large foam layer on the top.

*Portion out the amount of milk that you need, and put in a freezer-safe container for about an hour, or until the top layer of the milk is very icy.

Being so compact and portable, Soda Sparkle is perfect for picnics, days out and holidays and with a selection of 12 different flavours there’ll be something to suit. The product is available in two starter kits – a single one litre bottle kit and a twin bottle kit that has an additional 1.3L bottle that come with five chargers and a flavour pack.

 

So what are you waiting for? Get experimenting with flavour combinations and share ideas with your friends!

Remember, you can win a Soda Sparkle Starter Kit complete with a year’s supply of flavours and chargers on our website. We are also giving away Twin Starter Kits to five lucky runners up – the competition ends on 31st March, so don’t miss out!

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A souper Google Hangout

By Tom Craik | 17/12/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

 

 


After this summer’s great weather, we hoped we wouldn’t have to reach for the winter clothes drawer so soon! Unfortunately – scarves, gloves and winter warmers are very much needed as the cold snap has hit us ahead of Christmas. That does mean though that there is no better time to keep ourselves toasty with warm, hearty soups!

 

 

If you’re struggling for inspiration, recently a panel of our favourite bloggers teamed up with the Foodies100 in a special Google Hangout to show the versatility of the Morphy Richards Soup Maker. They discussed the various different soups and broths you can create, as well as all the great functions that made the appliance so easy to use. Whether you’re a fan of chunky or smooth soups, the Soup Maker is up to the task.

You can watch the Hangout in its entirety on the Tots100 YouTube channel, and you can read all of the bloggers reviews below:

The Morphy Richards Soup Maker is available to buy now on our website.

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Eight uses, one product

By Tom Craik | 12/12/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

Do you have kitchen cupboards that barely close for the number of appliances inside? Cookery products stacked so high you run a daily gauntlet of being buried underneath them?  If so, you are not alone, but luckily Morphy Richards has the perfect space saving solution.

 

 

The Intellichef Multicooker is every budding chef’s dream and incorporates eight different cooking techniques, saving you space in the kitchen.

Foodies with compact cooking areas no longer need to be limited in what they prepare and with functions such as grilling, braising, steaming and stewing the real challenge is finding a dish you can’t make.

If you fancy knocking up a spicy stir fry or slow cooking a soup, stew or sauce then you can easily do so without the fuss of excess equipment. Dinner parties will be revolutionised as the valuable space which would be taken up with appliances can be put to far better use by filling it with ingredients!

The Intellichef includes eight different functions such as steaming, braising, grilling, boiling, frying, stir frying, slow cooking and fast stewing. What’s more, the aluminium cooking pot is easy to clean so less time can be spent cleaning and more time spent eating.

With so much versatility and so many functions the only limitation to your culinary masterpieces in future will be your imagination.

To see the Intellichef in action, make sure to check out our advert that will be on your TV screens over the next couple of weeks. We are also giving one away to one lucky member of our Facebook community, so do check out our new competition app!

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Food preparation made easier

By Tom Craik | 12/12/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a ‘whizz’ in the kitchen, the range of food preparation items with Serrator blade technology will be your new favourite collection.

No culinary king or queen’s kitchen would be complete without one of the must have’s in the range and what’s more, they each come with a lifetime blade guarantee so you can make a purchase that lasts.

The biggest challenge when it comes to Serrator Blade technology will be finding something you can’t do. Fancy knocking up a healthy smoothie? Not a problem. How about wowing your family with a homemade soufflé? No worries! Want to impress your friends with a crushed ice cocktail? It’s a doddle!

The popular and trusted Serrator Blade technology stays sharper up to 12 times longer than a standard blade, leaving the competition in the shade and maintaining razor sharp performance for life. If you’re itching to get stuck in, just have a look at the range below:

The Morphy Richards Accents Blend Set provides a versatile option to tackle a whole range of food preparation needs. There is no blending, chopping or whisking task it can’t do and the 600W motor and eight speeds plus turbo mode means it can even crush ice! Mojitos and daiquiris become effortless and you could knock up a chunky soup in your sleep. Why not try it for yourself?

 

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Table Blender would not only look classic and stylish on your worktop, but also has a unique four blade configuration for fast and efficient blending. Long gone are the days when you would have to pre-chop nuts or harder ingredients, just throw them in and away you go!

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Induction Processor can take on the toughest food you can throw at it and make a meal of it in minutes! The powerful 800W induction motor provides continuous speed for great results every time and the 1.6L bowl and multiple accessories make your meal options limitless.

So, for equipment which is as ‘on point’ as your cooking (or so we hope!) then make sure a product from the Serrator Blade range is top of your Christmas list. Check it out for yourself on our Youtube channel

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Early Christmas presents

By Tom Craik | 27/11/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

The festive season is nearly upon us and it’s time to start thinking about how to get your hands on the perfect gift for your loved ones this year. Luckily, Morphy Richards has the answer and can solve all of your shopping nightmares in just one click.
With the nights drawing in, no-one wants to brave the cold so make dining in and enjoying great tasting food even easier for your friends and family with a range of cooking and baking products to fulfill all foodie fantasies.


Not sure what to get the person that has everything? Well, everything in one of course! The Morphy Richards Intellichef can steam, braise, grill, boil, fry, stir fry, slow cook and fast stew all in one appliance, meaning multi-tasking this festive season will be a breeze. It is the perfect space saver as it comes with a frying basket and steaming rack which can be stored neatly inside the bowl and is easy to use and to clean. What’s not to love?

 

Do you know a budding baker, who has been inspired by shows such as the Great British Bake Off this year? Then why not encourage their new found love and give them a Morphy Richards Accents Folding Stand Mixer? The mixer folds down to a third of its size and comes with a handy storage box to ensure it stays clean when not in use.

There will be no cupcake too tricky and no bun too big with this handy and stylish product. What’s more, your loved ones will enjoy knocking up delicious treats so much you will be able to reap the benefits!

 

The Morphy Richards Soup Maker is a great gift to help your friends and family get through those cold winter nights and will also go down well with anyone looking to kick start their healthy eating after seasonal celebrations.

In as little as 21 minutes, you can be sitting down with a bowl of fresh, homemade and nutritious soup, made to your own personal taste and consistency. The Soup Maker can blend and gently cook in just 21 minutes, while the chunky programme cooks wholesome soup with a thicker consistency in 28 minutes. 

This soup maker even comes with an additional juice function, so you can create delicious, nutritious smoothies and juice drinks too. Turkey soup anyone?

 

There is something for everyone, no matter what type of cook they are so we’re sure you can find the perfect ‘mix’ of presents to ‘spice up’ your Christmas!

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Today's Special Value

By Tom Craik | 27/09/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

 

This Monday, you might want to keep a look out for Today’s Special Value on QVC. For one day only, there will be a great offer on both the red and white Morphy Richards Accents Stand Mixers – and it’s not one to miss out!

 

The Accents Stand Mixer is a versatile, lightweight mixer that is a must have in any kitchen. The power and speed generated from the 800W motor (coming with six different speeds and a pulse setting) can make easy work of any mix, batter or dough that you task it with – meaning you can create delicious breads, cakes, pastries and much more! Coming in both red and white, it is also a great fit for different colour schemes.

All of the Accents Stand Mixers features will be demonstrated on QVC throughout Monday so there are plenty of opportunities to buy. To find the channel you need to tune into, see our handy guide below: 

Sky Digital: 640
Virgin TV: 740
Freesat: 800
Freeview: 16

So set yourself a reminder, tune in and grab yourself a bargain!

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Introducing Serrator Blade

By Tom Craik | 07/08/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

 

Have you recently had to replace one of your once-trusted kitchen products as its performance didn’t match your expectations? Unfortunately it can be quite a common problem in the kitchen, and for the time poor cooks among us the last thing you need is an inefficient product causing you to waste precious time.

Here at Morphy Richards, we recognised the need for a blade that stays sharper for longer and can be ready for action every time. This means that we are delighted to unveil our smart solution – Serrator technology.

 

The smart, new Serrator blade stays sharper up to TWELVE times longer than a standard blade, ensuring chopping performance for life. No more frustration as your blunted blade labours through chopping the carrots, no more costly replacements, just quick and efficient performance time after time.


Serrator technology is perfect to help you with all manner of tasks in the kitchen; blending, chopping, dicing and shredding will all be faster and more efficient than ever. 

“Where can I find this mystical long-lasting blade?” I hear you say. Well, luckily for you it is now fitted in several of our smartest food preparation items. To find the perfect appliance for you, take a look through our list below:

Accents Table Blender

 

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Table Blender combines classic design with quality. The 620W product has four speeds and features a unique four blade configuration for fast and efficient blending.  


Accents Hand Blend Set

 

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Blend Set provides a versatile option for all blending, chopping and whisking needs. The classic, red set with soft-grip handle is easy to assemble and simple to use.

Accents Induction Processor

 

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Induction Processor is a premium, high-quality food processor with a modern design that will fit into any kitchen. 

Stay tuned to the blog this week for a competition to win a Serrator Blade product of your choice!

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Win an Accents Sage Green kettle and toaster set

By Tom Craik | 17/07/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

 

 

It’s competition time again and as the sunlight delights, it’s the perfect time to add a few subtle undertones to your kitchen. Enter the new Sage Accents Range.

Pulling from culinary inspiration, Sage is not only perfect for the kitchen but also for adding a touch of serenity to your hectic morning routine, and what an easy way to do it. 

Adding dashes of through your appliances allows you to lift the tone of your room simply and quickly without the need for timely (and costly!) redecoration.

Sage’s subtly also allows you to complement a wide palette and depending on the colours you use with it, it can be playful, serene, sophisticated or funky. Try matching it with other earth tones like brown, yellow or grey for fantastic results.

How to enter

Simply answer the following question by commenting on this post before 12pm on Monday 22nd July, and we will announce the winner on the blog later that day.

What is more important to your morning routine a kettle or a toaster and why?

Good Luck!

Bring nature indoors with our new pastel Kettle and Toaster collections

By Tom Craik | 09/07/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

Our Accents range of kettles and toasters is all about injecting style and life into your kitchen, and summer is the perfect time to give your room a lift.

Pastel colours are one of this year’s big interior design trends and to celebrate, we’ve brought together two new collections to keep you one step of the curve.

The Accents Sage Green Collection

 

Green shades are set to be a big focus this summer, bringing a sense of nature into your home. With longer days and hot weather on the horizon, a fresh looking kitchen with accents of sage could be the perfect complement to your family summer.

All of our sage kettles and toasters are available on our website, including the Accents Sage Green Plastic 2 Slice Toaster, Accents Sage Green Jug Kettle, Accents Sage Green Traditional Kettle and the Accents Sage Green 4 Slice Toaster.

The Accents Barley Collection

 

Earthy tones are making a massive comeback in the home and to celebrate, we've introduced a brand new barley range of kettle and toasters to our Accents range. 

Combining a choice of two styles with modern functional features, a matching kettle and toaster set could be your ticket to a coordinated kitchen look.

The Accents Sage range includes the Accents Barley Plastic 2 Slice Toaster, Accents Barley Jug Kettle, Accents Barley Traditional Kettle and the Accents Barley 4 Slice Toaster.

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Colour in the kitchen this summer

By Tom Craik | 25/06/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

Colour can do amazing things to a kitchen, and what better time to add a much needed splash than now. The days are longer, hot weather is on the horizon and a fresh looking kitchen! Whether you want a bright flash of colour or some more subtle undertones, we have a wide palette of colours in our Colour Boutique range that would suit any taste.

 


 

Our ‘vibrant’ set of kettles and toasters are the perfect addition to any summer lovers home. Coming in a variety of eye catching colours, from bright yellow and deep orange to cyan and oasis green, they are sure to be a great feature of any kitchen.

 

If your kitchen gets a lot of sunlight, then the sparkle range might be for you. With both kettles and toasters coming in red, plum, blue and copper, these are all finished with attention grabbing sparkle finish to make sure that it grabs people’s attention when it hits the sunlight.

 

Finally, if you have a modern looking kitchen and fancy a more subtle finish, then our classic range could be well suited. Available in attractive yet simple colours, such as black, white, cream and polished silver, they would make a great addition to any home.

We are also delighted to say that a new colour will be inducted into our Colour Boutique range in the coming weeks; make sure to like our Facebook page to be the first person to know.

What colour do you think it could be?

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Stress free barbecue

By Tom Craik | 21/06/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

 

 

This week has been the hottest of the year so far, and with the unpredictable nature of British weather we can’t guarantee that it will get any hotter! With that in mind, we believe everyone should be making the most of the sun, donning their best flip flops and venturing into the garden for a good old barbecue.

Ensuring you grill your food thoroughly is pivotal to the success of any barbecue, so it takes a great deal of time and attention. This often means other parts of the preparation can get neglected or rushed, which is where we can help. Morphy Richards food preparation items, as well as our slow cookers can do the hard work for you, and more importantly help you to prepare delicious food and drink every time. 

Slow Cooking Ribs

 

 

If you fancy some tasty BBQ ribs, then plan ahead and get your Slow Cooker in on the action! Simply pop some pork ribs and a good dose of barbecue sauce into the slow cooker, add a couple of pork stock cubes and coriander and then let the slow cooker do the hard work for you! When they’ve been in there for 8 hours, take them out, add them onto the barbecue and serve. 

If you’re still struggling for space on your grill, you can place your corn in the cob in the slow cooker and save room for the burgers and sausages. Add with melted butter and salt and pepper and leave for 4 hours, then finish on the grill.

Tasty smoothies:

 

 

You could even make a round of refreshing smoothies for the whole family as the perfect accompaniment! The Morphy Richards Hand Blender is your dream appliance; simply find some fresh fruit, add in with any other ingredients and hey presto – fruity goodness for all!

If any of these products take your fancy, then they are all available on our website.

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Win a BRITA filter kettle

By Tom Craik | 18/06/2013 | Posted in Kitchen


 

The Mad Hatters among us will know what a difference a Morphy Richards BRITA filter kettle makes to the quality of your cuppa. Taking out all impurities from hard water, you can always be assured of a top quality cup of tea every time you brew.

If you weren't selected to host a Mad Hatters Tea Party then don't worry - we are giving you the chance to win your very own BRITA filter kettle so you can see for yourself!

At the tea parties, Jane Pettigrew was on hand to teach you how to make the perfect cup of tea. For a chance to do this for yourself, all you have to do is:

  • Watch the video.
  • Comment on this blog post to tell us what the Mad Hatter said to Alice, explaining why tea was perfect!

The competition will close at midday on Wednesday 26th June, so don't delay!

Food safety and barbecues

By Tom Craik | 15/06/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

Father's Day may be fast approaching, however this week also has an important significance as it is Food Safety Week. Many people will be determined to celebrate the occasion with a barbecue for their dad (depending on the weather forecasts, of course!) however it is important to be careful with your food. 

We have pulled together a few of our top tips on how to enjoy your barbecue whilst also preparing your food safely, to ensure that you have the perfect weekend.

 

1. Use separate tongs for cooked and frozen meat:

Make sure to either use two sets of tongs, or regularly clean them. Mixing uncooked and cooked meat is a big no-no, so take any steps possible to avoid. 

2. Make sure any frozen food is fully thawed:

If any of your food is still thawed, or partially thawed then this will take much longer to cook. It may not seem like too much of an issue, but this could cause the meat to cook on just the outside, leaving the inside full of harmful bacteria.

3. Ensure all coals are white hot before adding food:

You should always monitor the coals on the barbecue to make sure it is hot enough - the sign for this is whether they are white or not. If they are white, then that means the pit is hot enough to thoroughly cook all your meat all the way through. Anything less than that and you should remain patient and wait for the coals to turn white.

4. Always turn the meat regularly:

Sounds like an obvious one, but it's very easy to get distracted in the sunshine with your friends and family. Make sure to monitor the barbecue and turn all your sausages, burgers, kebabs and meats regularly. You can then be confident of a thorough cook.

5. Make sure there is no pink meat visible:

When it comes to meat on a barbecue, pink = a big no-no. Always check your meat to see if there's any pink bits, and continue to cook if there is. If necessary, cut into your meat to check the centre as this is where the pink parts are most likely to be.

6. Clean your hands regularly:

A simple food safety rule, but also a very important one. If you are handling meat, along with different kinds of food and utensils, make sure to thoroughly wash your hands every time you touch some. That way, any potential bacteria and germs will not be spread, and the barbecue will be an overall success.

If you would like to view any of our food preparation items which are a great accompaniment to any barbecue, make sure to check out our website. Also ensure you join the conversation on our Facebook page. 

Happy Father's Day!

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Great gifts for Father's Day

By Tom Craik | 14/06/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

Father's Day is upon us this weekend, and there are still people up and down the country who are scratching their heads to think of a gift for the man that has everything.  Luckily for you we have a series of smart appliances that any houseproud father would love, just in time for the big day.

Slow cooked meals:

 

 

Being a dad is busy work, so why not help to take the stress away in the kitchen with an innovative Slow Cooker? Coming in a range of different sizes and models, our slow cookers allow you to cook delicious meals while freeing up your own time to be productive elsewhere in the home.

Warm, tasty soup:

 

 

Soup is a real nation's favourite, but homemade soup always tastes best. Make that a reality this Father's Day with the Morphy Richards Soup Maker, which is designed to make soup exactly to his preferences. Whether your dad prefers chunky or smooth, his wish is its command.

One for the coffee lovers:

 

 

Whether dad is feeling a bit bleary-eyed on a Monday morning, or simply wants a treat after a delicious meal, a good cup of coffee is always a nice pick-me-up. Add this to his daily routine with one of our fantastic coffee makers; we have both filter and espresso machines available on our website

If you're still struggling for inspiration then make sure to stay on our website for a look at our full range of products. Check out our Facebook page for more information.

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Grill and steam for a healthier summer

By Tom Craik | 12/06/2013 | Posted in Kitchen

Now that the sun has finally started to shine, it’s time to start enjoying the summer! What better way to do that than with a summer full of delicious, healthy food to ensure that you feel in tip top condition.

 

What you may not have known is that one of the best ways to set yourself up for a healthy summer is with a combination of delicious grilled and steamed food. Luckily for you, we have kitchen appliances that can help make it a reality this summer.


Steaming

 

 

Steaming is an invaluable method to keep your food healthy without compromising on the taste. When steaming, the food never comes into contact with the water – this means that it keeps all the vital nutrients and moisture locked inside which would previously have been lost. There’s no need to use any kind of oil either, which makes it perfect for any summer health kick.

We have a range of great food steamers available on our website; however our Intellisteam Compact in particular would be a great addition to any food lover’s kitchen. It has a number of unique features that not only make cooking healthier, but also help to make it that bit easier. 

For instance, if you fancy steaming more than one ingredient at once then the Intellisteam Compact can help.  It comes complete with two separate compartments that can be controlled independently. This means that combined with its unique timer settings, you can steam your fish and your vegetables and have them both piping hot and ready to serve at the same time.

If you’re busy preparing other parts of the meal, then the Intellisteam Compact’s automatic ‘keep warm’ function will kick in, meaning your steamed food will stay at the correct temperature for up to twenty minutes after finishing.

Grilling

 

 

Although summer is upon us, British weather unfortunately means that barbecuing isn’t always an option. The good news is that the Morphy Richards Intelligrill brings the taste of grilled food straight into your kitchen all year round, rain or shine.

Grilling is the perfect way to inspire and drive any summer health drive; as the food cooks, the fat drips right off meaning that you are in more control of the level of fat you are taking in with every meal. The Morphy Richards Intelligrill has been designed to make this process as simple as possible, and focus any diet. 

For example, the grill has a temperature probe and digital display so that you can accurately monitor your food temperature and ensure your meal is cooked thoroughly. To watch a video of our design and innovation manager, Glynn Hauser, taking you through the appliance’s key features then make sure to visit our YouTube channel.

If you would like to buy any of the products featured in this post, then please don’t hesitate to visit our website. Have any questions? Leave a comment below or join our Facebook community.

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