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Spring Cleaning Top Tips!

By Kirstie Jones | 17/05/2016 | Posted in Household Cleaning

Last month over on the Morphy Richards Facebook page we asked for your top Spring Cleaning Tips, and you didn’t disappoint! There were so many great ideas we’ve turned our favourites into inspiring quotes you can save as handy reminders, or why not pin them to one of your boards on Pinterest? We’ve added them to ours! Take a look here.

 


You’ll find more top tips over on Facebook, where we’re also giving you the chance to win a SuperVac 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner! Simply let us know which of these top Spring Cleaning Tips you’ve tried for your chance to win. Good luck!

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There’s no need to cry over spilt crumbs

By Aimee Pearson | 14/08/2015 | Posted in Household Cleaning

This week we put the SuperVac 2-in-1 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner to the test against the traditional dustpan and brush in our Man vs Morphy challenge. Who will win?

The bread crumbs are on the floor, ready to be cleaned up, both the SuperVac and the dustpan and brush looking determined to succeed. Could the old fashioned dustpan really beat the super lightweight, upright cordless vacuum cleaner? 

Man got off to a slow start bending down and shuffling on his knees while he started to sweep up the crumbs. With no need to bend down and no cord to plug in, SuperVac got off to a flying start – vacuuming up the crumbs in the middle of the floor with ease. 

Almost half way through and it was starting to look like fair game until the SuperVac pulled out its hidden power – the handheld setting. While man was struggling to sweep up the crumbs from the corner of the kitchen, the SuperVac’s handheld setting got into the awkward corners in no time – cleaning up the crumbs in a flash. With enough battery power still left to clean the whole house, the SuperVac set to work at what it does best…cleaning! 

And there you have it folks– in the battle of Man vs Morphy, Morphy has won again. 



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Eight ways to detox your wardrobe

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 13/01/2015 | Posted in Household Cleaning

January is a time for new beginnings, resolutions and a desire to get straight again after all the chaos and excess of Christmas. Now is the time to take a look at what you’re doing, where you’re going and assess whether your wardrobe is up to the task. 

 
 


Elika Gibbs, stylist and founder of wardrobe organization site Practical Princess, has detoxed the wardrobes of everyone from Kate Moss to Lily Allen. ‘It’s important to do things in small, bitesized chunks so it’s less overwhelming,’ says Elika. ‘Make a plan and do a couple of hours over a few weekends. Here are my top tips to make your wardrobe work for you.’


1. Clean inside your wardrobe. Take all of your clothes out and use a clothes friendly detergent to get rid of dust, dirt and any fusty smells. Don’t forget the rail that your clothes hang from.

2. Hang your clothes in sections – skirts, dresses, trousers, blouses, jackets, coats etc. 

3. For each item ask the following questions: Do you wear it? Why not? Is it dated? Does it fit? Does it need altering? Does it need dry cleaning? Be brutal. If it’s in your wardrobe it has to work. 

4. Using these questions, sort your clothes into six piles: spring/ summer clothes; autumn/ winter clothes; all year round items; alterations and dry cleaning; archive (things you want to keep for sentimental reasons or for your children); charity and resale (consider sites like eBay as well as car boot sales and charity shops).

5. Give yourself space. You don’t need flimsy summer dresses and beach sandals in winter, or snow boots and thermals in summer. Pack away seasonal clothes including holiday items (skiwear, beachwear etc). 

6. Store things cleverly. Put clothes away clean and carefully folded with moth deterrents and acid free tissue paper as needed. Create handbag fillers from newspaper stuffed plastic bags to help them keep shape. Hang necklaces off door hooks. This will save you time and money. Check stored items regularly for moths and damp. 

7. You wouldn’t eat a wonderful meal off a paper plate. Hang your clothes on proper hangers to help keep their shape. 

8. From a glance, you should now be able to see what you’re missing and what you have more than enough of – black trousers, stripy tops, anyone? The money you earned from reselling your unwanted items can help fund your next shopping trip!


You can find more advice from Elika in her book Practical Princess Perfect Wardrobe by Elika Gibbs; practicalprincess.com 


Do you have any tips to share? 


Images taken from Practical princess Perfect Wardrode by Elika Gibbs, with photography by Polly Wreford, is published by Ryland Peters & Small 


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Luna 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner: Any Homeowners Best Friend

By Naomi Biltcliffe | 11/07/2014 | Posted in Household Cleaning

Luna 12-in-1 steam cleaner: any homeowner’s best friend


There are a number of areas of the home which everyone dreads cleaning – under the fridge, behind the bins, or the gap in between the sofa and the wall - and often this means that they are left until last. Or worse, not cleaned at all! 

Due to its wide range of accessories, cleaning with the new Luna 12-in-1 Steam Cleaner from Morphy Richards means there are no nooks or crannies which can escape the household tidy-up. 

What’s more, this cleaner is so easy to use, homeowners will actually relish getting stuck into those pesky spaces which if left untouched can become a real challenge. 
The Luna’s illuminated floorhead means any hidden nasties can be spotted and cleaned away in mere moments. For those who choose to overlook the ominous shadow underneath the fridge, who fear how many leftovers, dropped morsels and forgotten scraps they might encounter, this product is the answer.

Dirt and grime can be easily lifted and cleaned away using the pulsating floorhead function, meaning anyone who previously haven’t dared move the kitchen or bathrooms bins - due to trepidation about the potential sticky stains they might uncover - need fear no more!

A number of features of the innovative new addition to the floorcare family from Morphy Richards make the Luna 12-in-1 an essential component of any household cleaning arsenal. The cleaner can be used on sealed hard wood floors, freshening carpets, upholstery, curtains, garments, mattresses, and for cleaning taps and sinks, ovens, hobs and grills, BBQs, tiles and grouting.

The three steam setting, digital control panel and large water tank capacity provide the flexibility, convenience and running time for a thoroughly spotless home to be achieved effortlessly.

So tell us, which dreaded corner of the home do you most fear cleaning and where would you tackle with the impressive new Luna 12-in-1 steam cleaner?


N.B. To help prevent limescale build up in the water tank, the steam cleaner’s tank must never be filled with anything other than deionised, demineralised or distilled water.
For more information on this product, the instruction manual can be downloaded direct from the website here: http://www.morphyrichards.co.uk/Pdf/IB720506.pdf


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94% of Argos customers would recommend Vorticity to a friend

By Tom Craik | 06/08/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

Customers that have bought the Vorticity vacuum cleaner from Argos have been unanimous in their enthusiasm for the product and  94% of them would recommend it to a friend.

Denise from Devon, who gave the cleaner 5 out of 5 stars, said:

“This is an amazing vacuum cleaner. My old one had a short lead and would lose suction really quickly. This one has a very long lead, so I don’t need to keep changing plugs and the suction power is fantastic. It’s really easy to empty it and clean the filter. It’s a little bit weighty, but the ‘roller ball’ wheels make it really easy to pull around.

I went to the Morphy Richards website where you can watch videos about how everything works – it helped me decide to buy this product – and I’m so glad I did!!! I would highly recommend buying this vacuum and I would certainly buy one again.”

Mere Male from Sussex was equally impressed:

“First impressions are very good after less than a month of use. Suction is superb and the ability to remove dirt from both tiled floors and carpets, including the stairs, is most effective. It appears to be essential to keep the cleaning head flat on the floor for optimum results. The filter is extremely easy to clean and emptying out the dust collected is a doddle.
We purchased this to replace an extremely expensive, internationally acclaimed up-right cleaner which, whilst a “Rolls Royce” of cleaners, has proven much too heavy for general use in our pretty basic semi-detached house and so far we are delighted.”

Unique Lady from London much prefers the Vorticity to her previous machine:

“I brought this to replace my Dyson which had finally packed up after a lot of years serv ice. This model was on offer and I decided to take the risk….I will not be buying Dyson again, this is quieter, more efficient at cleaning on both my wooden and carpeted floors and half the weight to move around. An excellent purchase and would recommend.”

If you would like to explore the Vorticity in more detail, visit the product website here

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DEPTH Testing at Morphy HQ

By Tom Craik | 06/08/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning, Product Reviews

Our products embark on quite a journey to get from concept to reality and one of the most crucial stages in that development process is a rigorous testing regime to ensure that the highest quality standards are met. At Morphy Richards, we take this very seriously indeed!

DEPTH is our dedicated research and testing lab (it stands for Design Engineering Product Technology Hub) and it’s where all the behind-the-scenes magic happens. Opening in 2009, it’s since been instrumental in keeping us at the forefront of industry innovation across a number of different product areas.

As well as being an advanced testing centre, it’s home to an innovation workshop for prototyping and model making, and a boffin-friendly brainstorming centre, making it a one stop shop for state-of-the art product development.

Housing 16 different testing machines (including two robotic arms) and various state of the art electronic control devices, we can test up to a 156 products at any one time.

To truly get a sense of what goes on, you have to see it in action. In the video below, our design and innovation manager explains how the Vorticity vacuum cleaner was tested before hitting the shelves and how the concept of its revolutionary floorhead was developed.

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Jo Beaufoix reviews Vorticity vacuum cleaner

By Tom Craik | 06/08/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning, Product Reviews

The lovely Jo, who writes at Jo Beaufoix, has been trialing the Vorticity vacuum cleaner over the last week or so and, going by her review below, she’s been having lots of fun. You can read the original post here

Morphy Richards give blogger a new pet

I am cleaning my house with a dinosaur.

No really I am.

It stalks from room to room destroying everything in its path.  It has decimated the dirt on my stairs, gobbled my living room carpet to cleanliness, and slicked the dust from my laminate floored kitchen like a small child’s finger oe’r the top of a French Fancy.

It has also sucked up one of Miss E’s socks, several beads, a paper clip and pretty much a whole head full of hair ( yep, still moulting).

Except it isn’t really a dinosaur.

That would be silly.

But I blame Morphy Richards for that as they have given it a dinosaur-like name…in my head.

NO not Barney.  Tsk!

This is a velociraptor

This is a vorticity vacuum

I prefer the vaccuum.

A few facts:

The Morphy Richards Vorticity Vacuum differs from other vacuums in that it uses air in a completely different way.

No really!

Its defining feature is the floorhead, which uses the power of 22 mini cyclones to draw in ambient air and force it down, dislodging particles of dust, dirt and other undesirables from in between carpet fibres and floorboards.

The bagless cylinder uses cyclonic technology to prevent the filters from clogging, keeping suction at a constant high level. It also uses a HEPA filtration system, which traps 99.7% of dust and other allergens that often escape into the air after cleaning, which is great for allergy sufferers.

Prices start at £199.99 and I think it’s pretty fantastic.  It’s easy to use, looks kind of cool and has made a real difference to my carpets.

In short, it sucks, but in a good way.

P.S.  Click below to see the the Vorticity’s features explained

P.P.S  I was gifted the Velocity by the lovely folks at Morphy Richards.  I declined the velociraptor.

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Exploring the Vorticity vacuum cleaner’s bagless system

By Tom Craik | 06/08/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

Bagless vacuum cleaners are fairly ubiquitous these days, but have you ever stopped to wonder how they work internally? In the video below, our design and innovation manager explains how the Vorticity’s unique cyclonic technology helps maintain suction for longer.

To learn more about the Vorticity vacuum cleaner and it’s various features visit our dedicated product website

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Getting the most out of your Vorticity vacuum cleaner

By Tom Craik | 06/08/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

Vacuum cleaners tend to deteriorate over time like any other machine and can drastically lose suction if not properly maintained.

We understand that there’s nothing worse than seeing your once flawless contraption wilt, moan and fade away under the weight of your workload, so we’ve made every effort to ensure that the Vorticity is as easy to maintain as possible.

In the short video below, our Design and Innovation Manager explains how regular emptying and maintenance can ensure your cleaner works at full efficiency for as long as possible.

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Vorticity review on Time Management Mum

By Tom Craik | 06/08/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

A busy Christmas period is liable leave your carpets, upholstery and surfaces caked in dust, dirt and grime and it’s often a mammoth task to get your place looking ship shape afterwards. Our new friend Nadine Hill put our Vorticity vacuum cleaner to the test on her festive mess and kindly took the time to share her thoughts on her blog, Time Management Mum.

She writes about time management, getting things done, personal development and empowering other women, so after you’ve read her review post, make sure to check out the rest of her blog. Maybe you’ll pick up some useful tips that you can apply to your own lives.

We’ve reproduced her review below, but you can read the original entry here.

Review: Morphy Richards Vorticity Plus a Massive 50% off for my Readers!

Welcome! To get started, read this to learn more about me and this post shows you the pictures!

**This is a Product Review Post**

Product Name: Vorticity Vacuum by Morphy Richards
Buy Online Here: See at the end of the post for a special discount!
Here’s a link to the general product site www.vorticityvacuums.com
Price: £199.99 or £219.99 depending on the spec
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The blurb: It’s a vacuum cleaner called Vorticity and it differs from other vacuums on the market in that it uses air in a completely different way. It’s defining feature is the floorhead, which uses the power of 22 mini cyclones to draw in ambient air and force it down, dislodging particles of dust, dirt and other undesirables from in between carpet fibres and floorboards. This means that even dirt that is stuck on gets sucked up.
This vacuum will make the cleaning less of a chore and should dramatically speed up the process. Work-at-home mums and business owners don’t want to be bogged down by housework when they should be getting other things done and investing in a good quality vacuum cleaner could help minimise time spent doing this.

Initial Thoughts: Well – I love a good challenge so when I read that this vac will suck up even stuck on dirt, this was my focus! I started glaring at my carpet with a beady eye to find dried cat vomit, the kids discarded pez sweets or some muck from my builder husbands boots’ to tackle – all of which are usually staples on my living room carpet. But on the day I wanted to trial the vac, there was nothing! Only the usual carpet dirt- biscuit crumbs and bits of shredded tinsel from my daughter’s cheerleader pom poms – this wasn’t a challenge! This was dirt that moved! Anyway FYI – the Vorticity sucked it up! There was also a gobstopper sized bit of artificial Christmas tree that one of the cats had pulled off and was using as a play toy. Normally I would pick up any larger bits of debris before running the vac over the rest of the floor, but today I wanted to throw something at the vac, and it just swept over the bit of tree and neatly sucked it up – no getting stuck in the tubes for this vacuum!! Result!

I Liked: I loved the way the vacuum looked. I know it shouldn’t matter what something looks like as long as it does the job, but it was a bit trendy, which made me happy! The floorhead nozzle with the cyclones in it was really easy to manoeuvre, especially in awkward places and I could get right under some of my higher furniture that shows the carpet, which I couldn’t do with my usual upright vac without having to dismantle it to use the hose attachment. The vac itself was a little heavy to carry, but when you have it in the room, the hose is long enough to do what you need to without moving too much, and it is on wheels too so it follows you round. It is just if you carry the vac upstairs for example, it’s heavy, but I suppose most vacs are. I loved how easy it was to empty and I was amazed by how much dirt was in the chamber. Now before you cast me as a sloven housekeeper who never cleans, and therefore has loads of dirt, I should say that I have a cleaner who comes weekly, so the house is kept up to standard!

I wasn’t Keen: I trialled the vac on my kitchen floor too, where there were a few bits of dried on dirt. Some crusty Weetabix dropped by my 3YO and some other dried up spill, but I have to say this was where I was a little let down by the Vorticity. It wouldn’t pick up these bits and it was a wooden floor – I’d imagine, a lot easier to collect from than a carpet. I had to dislodge the bits of dirt with my fingernail before the Vorticity sucked it up. To be fair, dried on Weetabix is like cement, but my dishwasher copes with it on bowls so I was kind of hoping the Vorticity would win on Weetabix too, sadly it didn’t.

Overall: This vacuum was really good. It did the job quickly and neatly and was easy to use. There was just one thing I was confused about when setting it up in the first place. I clicked all the parts into place according to the instructions, but on the bit where the hose meets the body of the vac, it didn’t ‘click’ into place, just sat there so I was unsure if I’d done it right! Everything worked ok and nothing fell apart whilst cleaning but I would have liked a satisfying ‘click’ when I pieced it all together! The things that please some people eh? But R&D people – if you are reading, this would have made me feel more satisfied.

Time management is a big passion of mine – I love to get things done more effectively and with less fuss – especially boring things like cleaning. Let’s face it – who would rather clean the house than snuggle up with the kids on the sofa watching a Disney DVD with a bowl of microwave popcorn? So products like this help me create more time to do what I really want to be doing. I love how we are living in more enlightened times now where big companies listen to us mums who are using their stuff, and not just pushing products onto us in a ‘sell, sell sell’ mode. The nice chap who does PR and Social Media for Morphy Richards, Tom, told me about their blog and social community portal www.homeofthehouseproud.com which I have ‘Liked’ on Facebook. I want to hear what other real people think and any tips, and you can get that here so if you want a nice home, check it out!

PLUS…..
I’ve negotiated a fantastic 50% discount on this vacuum for the readers of Time Management Mum! There are two models of this vac, and here are the links to each and the codes you use at the checkout…

For the 71080

http://www.morphyrichards.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Product=71080
Use the code TMM8050

AND
For the 71081

http://www.morphyrichards.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Product=71081

Use the code TMM8150 (expired)

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Innovators – Details Coming Soon!

By Chris Bennett | 26/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Garment Care, Household Cleaning, Ironing, Kitchen, Morphy 'Innovators'

Here at Morphy HQ, we’ve been overwhelmed by the number of entries that we’ve received from ‘Mummy’ and ‘Foodie’ bloggers to become one of our ‘Innovators’ and test the latest products in our range. As a result of partnering with the ‘Foodies 100’ and ‘Tots 100’, we’ve received over 100 entries from blogger and are currently enjoying reading them all!

Last year, we worked with 15 bloggers who tested our appliances and provided valuable feedback and insight that we then passed on to our elite team of our designers. Our designers are now using much of that feedback when designing and developing future products. Following the initiative’s success, we are looking to recruit a further 30 bloggers.

We’re back off to read through more of the great entries, we’ll report back next week with details of our selected bloggers. We’ll also reveal our brand spanking new ‘Innovators’ badge which our bloggers will proudly display on their blogs.

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Win Tickets to the Ideal Home Show with Morphy Richards!

By Tom Craik | 25/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Garment Care, Household Cleaning, Ironing, Kitchen

We’re so excited to be at the Ideal Home Show this year, that we’re giving away 12 pairs of tickets to celebrate!

The show’s taking place at Earls Court in London from March 16th until April 1st and we’ll be there showing off some of our newest products, including our Never Loses Suction vacuum cleaner, the Power Steam Elite Steam Generator, and the fantastic new Colour Boutique range of kettles and toasters.

You’ll also be able to gather inspiration for your home and garden, check out the latest gadgets and meet famous household names including Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace and garden guru Alan Titchmarsh.

The Ideal Home Show first opened its doors more than 100 years ago, but you can be sure that when you head there you’ll be able to try out some of the most modern and high-tech gadgets on the market. It’s one of the biggest and best home shows around, so if you’re keen to spruce up your home, it’s definitely the place to be. And you can be, if you enter our great competition here on Home of the House Proud.

We’ve got 12 pairs of tickets to give away and to be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is tell us (below) why you deserve the tickets over anyone else!

We’ll pick 12 winners at random, but be quick – the competition will end at 2pm on Wednesday (14th March 2012) and announced on our Facebook Page

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing you at the Morphy Richards stand at the Ideal Home Show if you win!

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Win With Morphy! Help us tell the Morphy story by unearthing your old products!

By Tom Craik | 25/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Garment Care, Household Cleaning, Ironing

Here at Morphy, we love nothing better than hearing a great story about household appliances – especially our own!

So you can imagine how thrilled we were to hear from Debbie Bolas about her grandmother Annie Hall from Batley who designed the clicker switch one of our toasters, with the help of none other than brand co-founder Charles Richards.

Ms Hall was blind and, getting fed up of burnt toast, she enlisted the help of Mr Richards to help create a switch that would bring an end to her problems.

Here she is being presented with the very first one off the product line … Doesn’t she look proud?

Ms Bolas’ story got us thinking about the other great Morphy tales people might be storing away in their cupboards.

You may have seen that we’ve switched our Facebook page to the new timeline format, which allows you to post key milestones in your company history, and we want your help to tell our story throughout the years.

We want to hear about the oldest household appliances you’ve got knocking around in your home, whether it’s a 10 year old kettle, a 20 year old vacuum cleaner or an old faithful iron.

If you like our Facebook page, you’ve probably already seen stories like this one about the 60-year-old Morphy toaster. We want to uncover even more, and use our Facebook page to tell the story of Morphy Richards from your perspective.

As well as seeing your prized household appliance on our Facebook page, you’ll also be in with a chance of winning a striking Accents Blue Kettle and Toaster set!

How to Enter

Send an email to morphyrichardsuk@gmail.com with the following:

  • Your name and contact details
  • An image of your old product
  • The year it was purchased
  • Any additional product information e.g. product name, model number
  • If there’s a cute or quirky story associated with it, let us know

We’ll showcase the best on our new timeline, and we’ll pick one winner at random on Monday 9th April.

Good luck!

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Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction (NLS) Vacuum Cleaner Reviewed by The Independent

By Chris Bennett | 25/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning, Product Reviews

When we opened the newspapers at Morphy HQ, we got a wonderful surprise yesterday, our Never Loses Suction (NLS) Vacuum Cleaner was in first place in The Independent’s ’10 Best… Vacuum Cleaners’ feature. Here’s what the paper said about the machine:

“The Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction lift away bagless upright vacuum cleaner does what it says on the tin – so much so that it’s almost embarrassing to see how much it collects from a few sweeps of the carpet. It’s easy to assemble and use and has great attachments.”

The Independent - 10 Best Vacuum Cleaners

The Independent - 10 Best Vacuum Cleaners

About the Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction

Never Loses Suction* Cyclone Technology

The Never Loses Suction* cyclone technology ensures constant pick-up performance across all floors throughout your home, and for added peace of mind we include up to a 5 year guarantee**

* In accordance with independent laboratory testing to IEC standard 60312-1: 2010. Machine must be maintained as instructed in the user guide.

** 2 year guarantee as standard, 5 year upon registration with Morphy Richards

Lift Away Detachable Canister

The Lift Away canister gives you the flexibility to clean anywhere. Simply release the handle, unclip the canister, add your attachment and away you go – powerful, portable cleaning in three easy steps! It’s perfect for awkward areas, like stairs and upholstery.

Washable HEPA 13 Filtration

HEPA 13 filtration means that 99.95% of all dust and dirt molecules are trapped in the filter making it ideal for allergy sufferers.

One Touch Bin Empty

By the simple press of a button the base of the canister is released and all the dust, hair and dirt falls out and can be easily dispensed of. Great for allergy sufferers.

Swivel Steering

The pivoting floorhead makes it really easy to manoeuvre the upright vacuum cleaner around the contours of your home. It’s the fastest way to get the deepest clean – even around corners and under furniture.

Full Height Stair Cleaning

In the Lift Away mode it is possible to vacuum from the bottom to the top of a standard set of stairs without the need to change plugs.

Clarity Floorhead

The window in the floorhead allows the user to view the brush bar turning and detect blockages. There is also a light on the model that will change colour if a blockage occurs in the floorhead.

Suitable for all floor types

This vacuum cleaner allows you to move from carpet to hard floor at the touch of a switch.

For more information about the Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction vacuum cleaner, visit the Morphy website.

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25-35% off all Morphy Richards products to celebrate Black Friday

By Tom Craik | 20/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Garment Care, Household Cleaning, Ironing, Kitchen

 

Source: Bangstyle.com

Calling all Home of the Houseproud readers! It’s Black Friday today!

What’s all that about then!!???

Well, for the good folks over in the US of A, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas shopping season. It’s become a bit of a discount shopping day, where millions of Americans are lured by massive savings.

If all that makes you green with envy, then you’re in the right place.

To celebrate this momentus day, we’re giving all Morphy fans the chance to save 25- 35% off all products purchased from our website. Not just for today, but up until 11.00am on Monday 28th November.

Below is a list of voucher codes for different product types. All you have to do is select your product and enter the code at the checkout stage of our website. It’s as easy as that!

Happy Black Friday!

CB35E:         35% off all Cooking and Baking Products

COFF35E        35% off all Coffee products

IRON35E        35% off all Ironing products

FLOOR35E:      35% off all Floor Care products

TOAST25E:      25% off all Toasters

KET25E:        25% off all Kettles

Terms and conditions

  • Offer ends 11pm 28th November 2011
  • eVouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other evoucher or offer
  • Offer excludes products with existing discounts such as those featured in the special offer and discounts area of www.morphyrichards.co.uk
  • Subject to stock availability
  • Morphy Richards reserves the right to withdraw these offers at any time.
  • Discount codes are available to use on www.morphyrichards.co.uk only

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‘Housewife’ – outdated or not?

By Tom Craik | 20/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

A survey issued last week by Mothercare found that modern women have turned their back on the term ‘Housewife’, with two thirds of mothers that have given up work prefering the term ‘stay-at-home-mum’.

Respondants cited various reasons for their repulsion – some thought that the phrase has negative connotations, others found it trivialised their role in the home and a third found it plain insulting

You can read more about it on the Mail Online and Guardian Online.

What do all you ‘stay-at-home mums’ think? Do you find it outdated, offensive or do you not think it really matters?

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Never Loses Suction vacuum cleaner is a hit on QVC

By Tom Craik | 17/07/2012 | Posted in Product Reviews, Household Cleaning

Shoppers have been getting excited about our Never Loses Suction vacuum cleaner and it’s been literally flying off the shelves.

Don’t believe the hype?

The QVC crowd have been submitting some rather enthusiastic reviews, and we thought we’d share them with you, our loyal fans, so you can see what all the commotion is about…

One happy customer gave it a five out of five star rating.

Clean Start

Whow, Whow & Whow again – 5 stars arent enough for this vacuum Cleaner. My MR 2 in 1 arrived 10.41am this morning. By 11am I was vacuuming the lounge. Thats pretty good considering I suffer dreadfully from Arthritis and Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. I had already vacuumed through @ 7.30am with my existing vacuum cleaner which has now found a new home with my neighbour nextdoor.The quality of the 2 in 1 is exceptionaland not at all “plasticky” for want of a better word.
I rang Morphy Richard to register my Warranty and have now got a full 5 YEAR no NO TRICKS warranty.
Before I put the machine away I gave it a quick polish as it protects the finish and she how has pride of place in kitchen.

Another thinks it’s the ideal multi-tasking cleaner.

At last a lightweight bagless hoover

My house is on four floors and as I have arthritis lugging hoovers up and down the stairs was becoming difficult.
Not only is this hoover light and easy to manage, it is also very powerful and sucks everything up beautifully. I first hoovered with my old hoover which is 3 years old and then followed up with the Morphy Richards. The amount of dust in the Morphy Richards canister was amazing.
I must have tried most hoovers on the market, this one is not only lightweight and effective, but also much cheaper than my other bagless hoover of a well known make.
I think it is an excellent hoover, easy to use and good value for money
This customer’s husband was almost excited as her.

OMG I love it & 5 year guarantee included too :)

Never felt the need to write a review and I buy a lot from QVC ….. Having bought lots of vacuums over the past few years (incl one 3 months ago from the high street which has lost the power to suck up the smallest of things) I was sceptical about buying one from QVC. How wrong was I. My Mum had bought the same one a few months ago and told me how fantastic it was and said it was worth the money. So I bought it and absolutely love it. My husband loves it too which is a bonus. The lead is really long and the ability to detach the cannister and do the stairs is brilliant. One top tip – when you register on Morphy Richards website it currently says you have 2 years warranty. Contact them by email (via the link on their website) and they confirm that in fact it comes with a 5 year guarantee :) Makes it an even better purchase.

The Never Loses Suction vacuum cleaner is on sale on the QVC website for an introductory price £164.88. Click here to take a look at the product on their website or click here or here to read a more detailed blog post about it’s features and benefits.

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Sneak Preview: Supervac 2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner

By Tom Craik | 17/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

 

The Supervac 2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner

Following our blog post last  week about the Supersteam steam mop and cleaner, we now give you a sneak peak of the second product in our upcoming Super Clean range – the Supervac, which is available from the middle of September from the Morphy Richards website.

The Supervac is a handy, versatile two in one product. Firstly, it’s a lightweight upright vacuum cleaner suitable for all floors, with a swivelling head that makes it fantastically manoeuvrable around your home.

 

It's great across hard and carpeted floors

Secondly, it houses a detachable handheld vacuum cleaner for cleaning other less accessible areas such as car interiors and upholstery.

 

Its detachable handheld vacuum is great for apholstery and other hard to reach areas

It’s completely cordless so you don’t need to worry about getting tangled up as you work your way around the house. It comes with a charging cradle and its collapsible handle means that you can store it away easily even if you’re tight on space, so it’s perfect if you own a holiday home or caravan, and it’s really quiet so you won’t need to worry about disturbing others.

 

Its collapsable handle means you don't need a massive amount of storage space

It’s available from our website from mid September for £119.99 and we’ll let you know more next month! To check our our existing floor care range, click here.

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Are men finally doing their fair share of household chores?

By Tom Craik | 17/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Household Cleaning

Here at Home of the Houseproud, we’re incredibly interested in the changing roles of men and women around the house and how couples work together to share the workload (or not as the case may be).

An article in the Daily Mail today reports that men are finally catching up in their contribution to household chores, which is great news. Over the last thirty years, men have increased the amount of time they spend on domestic duties by more than 60 per cent.

The average woman now works five hours and 55 minutes a day on employment and chores, while the average man spends five hours and 37 minutes, with women having on average 14 minutes more sleep a night. On the domestic front, the gap is significantly larger though, with employed men spending two hours and 28 minutes on chores while women spend an average of four hours and 40 minutes a day.

You can read the online article here. What do you think? Are men’s roles truly changing or are they the same as they have always been? How do you split the chores at home? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Win a Morphy Vacuum Cleaner with ‘Home of the House Proud’

By Janelle Hardacre | 16/07/2012 | Posted in Floor Care, Garment Care, Household Cleaning, Ironing

‘Home of the House Proud’ is the place to visit to get hints, tips and advice from anything from ironing shirts to home cooking, cleaning the house to kitchen decor; but we want more of your ingenious and quirky house proud tips and recommendations on how to keep the house looking spic and span.

All this weekend we are asking you to send us your top cleaning and housework tips. The quirkier and more inspired the better! And you could be in with the chance of winning one of two Morphy Richards Performair Endurance bagless vacuum cleaners.

To enter the competition, leave your best house proud tip as a comment on this blog OR tweet @LoveYourMorphy with the hashtag #MRtips OR visit our shiny new Facebook page facebook.com/MorphyRichardsUK. Our ‘House Proud’ panel will select their two favourite tips and each of these entrants will win a new vacuum cleaner.

Please get your entries in by 5pm on Sunday evening (3 July). The winner will be announced no later than Tuesday.

Best of luck and get your top tips coming in!

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