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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

By Alex Poole | 05/11/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Roasted Red pepper soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 160g Onion, quartered
  • 1 clove Garlic, crushed
  • 200g Carrot, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 400g Red pepper, halved, de seeded, roasted
  • 300g Tomato
  • 1 Vegetable Stock
  • 900ml/31.6floz Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Pepper

Total recipe time: 73 minutes

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Cooking time: 28 Minutes

Serves: 4

Utensils list:

  • Chopping board
  • Peeler
  • Sharp knife
  • Roasting tray
  • Spoon Wooden or plastic
Preparation
  1. Peel and quarter the onion
  2. Peel the garlic
  3. Peel and quarter the carrot
  4. Halve and de seed the red pepper
  5. Halve the tomato
  6. Pre heat the oven to 200oc / Gas Mark 6

Cooking steps
  1. In a roasting tin as the onion wedges, carrot and red pepper skin side up, garlic and tomato
  2. Drizzle the olive oil and season with salt and ground black pepper
  3. Roast for 20 – 30 minutes in a preheated oven
  4. Carefully spoon the roasted vegetables into the jug along with the garlic and vegetable stock cube
  5. Fill with water up to the ‘MAX’ mark TIP: As an alternative to vegetable stock you can use chicken
  6. Attach the lid to the jug TIP: A beep will be heard and the icons will flash in sequence when the lid is on securely.
  7. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the “Smooth” setting TIP: The numbers shown on screen indicate how long it will take before the soup is ready
  8. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready, Turn off at the power socket, carefully remove the Lid, season to taste with salt and pepper and serve

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Mico Pork Burgers

By Alex Poole | 05/11/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Mico Pork Burgers

Ingredients:

  • a little vegetable oil
  • 150g minced pork
  • 30g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 40g onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ level tsp dried thyme
  • a little salt and pepper
  • a little salt and pepper

Method

  1. Lightly oil the metal pods of the Mico Egg
  2. Place the meat, breadcrumbs, onion, herbs and seasoning in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Then add enough of the beaten egg (a little less than half) to just bind the mixture together
  3. Form into two balls, and then and flatten slightly to fit into the metal pods.
  4. Place the metal pods into the Mico egg and add the lid on the base.
  5. Using an 800W microwave oven, cook for 8 minutes 45 seconds to 9 minutes.
  6. Serve with bread rolls, mustard and potato salad.

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Firecracker Mexican Chicken Soup

By Vicki Grant | 01/11/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Firecracker Mexican chicken soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli flakes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 stalks fresh coriander
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 1 small can sweetcorn, drained
  • 1/4 an avocado per person, to serve
  • 15g crumbled feta per person, to serve
  • 1 herb wrap (eg weight watchers, bfree) to serve
Method:
  1. Add the chicken, chipotle, garlic, onion, cumin, paprika, tomatoes and stock to the soup maker and cook on the chunky setting.
  2. While the soup is cooking, slice your wrap into triangles and grill lightly with salt and pepper.
  3. When the soup is a few minutes away from being cooked, add your sweetcorn and mixed beans to the soup maker and cook until the timer is finished.
  4. Serve with chopped avocado, crumbled feta and coriander with your tortilla dippers on the side.

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Slow Cooked Butternut Squash Chili

By Vicki Grant | 31/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Butternut Squash Chili

The ideal vegetarian slow cooker recipe to keep you warm while watching the fireworks.

Ingredients:

  • 160g Onion, finely diced
  • 180g Mushrooms, halved
  • 500g Butternut squash, peeled, de seeded and cubed to 1 inch
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 2 inch Ginger, grated
  • 1 Red chili, De seeded, sliced
  • 400g Chickpeas, tinned, drained
  • 60g Quinoa
  • 400g Coconut milk, tinned
  • 400ml / 14floz Water
  • Handful Coriander, to garnish, chopped

Total recipe time: 265 minutes

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 250 minutes

Serves: 4


Preparation steps:
  1. Place the cooking pot into the slow cooker
  2. Peel and dice the onion
  3. De seed and slice the chili
  4. Peel, de seed and dice the butternut squash to roughly 1inch sq. TIP: To save time you can buy ready prepared from the supermarket
  5. Peel and roughly grate the ginger
  6. Open and drain the chickpeas

Cooking Steps:
  1. Place all of the ingredients into the cooking pot or sauce pan and stir to combine
  2. Put on the lid and using the control cook on High for 4 hours.
  3. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  4. Garnish with chopped coriander.

TIP: Season to taste and serve with basmati rice

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Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

By Vicki Grant | 30/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Spicy Pumpkin and Carrot Soup

Thank you to @fiona_slimmingworld_diaries for this great healthy seasonal soup recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 medium pumpkin chopped
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 700ml vegetable stock

Method:
  1. Add all ingredients to the soup maker and choose smooth. Add fresh coriander to serve.

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Prepstar Asian Slaw

By Vicki Grant | 30/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes

Asian Slaw

Created by @HungryHealthyHappy

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • Half a head of red cabbage
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • A thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 apple
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A handful of fresh mint and coriander
  • 2 tbsp reduced salt soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 2 tbsp cashews, finely chopped

Method:
  1. Add the largest grater attachment to your Prepstar and close the lid. Feed the carrots, cabbage and apple through the food shoot and use the food pusher to make sure they all go through.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, ginger, lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey. Tip the grated vegetables in to the dressing and mix well.
  3. Pour the dressed vegetables in to a bowl and top with the sesame seeds, chopped chilli and cashew nuts.

Prepstar is the ideal food processor when you're short of space in your kitchen. All the attachments are kept in the bowl so you never need to search for an attachment again.

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Butternut Squash & Chilli Halloween Soup

By Alex Poole | 18/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes, Soupmaker

butternut squash and chilli halloween soup

Created by our food blogger Becca Schrod, delicious and simple to create!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into chunks – leave the seeds on one side
  • 1 large red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped low calorie olive oil spray
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 700ml vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika Salt and pepper to taste
  • 0% fat natural yoghurt to serve

Method:
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Roast the butternut squash, potato, garlic, paprika and chilli for 20 minutes in a roasting tin.
  3. Add the stock, roasted butternut squash & potato mix, onion and salt and pepper to the soup maker on the smooth setting.
  4. Whilst the soup is cooking, toast the butternut squash seeds in a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper.
  5. Serve the soup with a swirl of 0% fat yoghurt and top with the toasted seeds.
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Slow Cooked Butter Chicken Curry

By Alex Poole | 18/10/2018 | Posted in Recipes, Slow cookers

Ingredients:

  • 60g Salted Butter
  • Chicken (depends on the serving)
  • 160g Onion (sliced) 160g 
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (crushed)
  • 15 Cardamom Pods (cracked open)
  • 2 tsp of Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp of Curry Powder
  • 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 400g Tin of Coconut Milk
  • 125ml of Water 125ml
  • 4floz Salt Pinch and Pepper Pinch
Preparation:
  1. Place the cooking pot onto the base unit
  2. Peel and finely slice the onion using a sharp knife
  3. Place the cardamom into the pestle and bruise with the mortar ensuring all the pods are cracked opened. TIP: If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, use a can of soup, or similar and crack on a chopping board.
  4. Peel and crush the garlic cloves

Cooking:

  1. Place the chicken, onion, Cardamom, butter and garlic into the slow cooker.
  2. Sprinkle over the cayenne pepper and curry powder.
  3. Pour over the tinned tomatoes, coconut milk and water.
  4. Gently stir to combine ensure the chicken is immersed in the liquid. TIP: Do not use a metal spoon as it may scratch the pot.
  5. Place the lid on the cooking pot and using the control know cook on the desired setting for the minimum time. TIP: Slow cooking setting depending on your cooking time. Low cooks slowly and succulent (8 – 10 hours) Medium cooks on a medium heat (6-8 hours) and High faster (4-6 hours)
  6. Carefully remove the cardamom pods. TIP: Be aware the dish and food will be hot. When the cooking ends, turn the control knob off.
  7. Serve immediately. TIP: Season to taste. Serve with white fluffy rice TIP: if you would like a thicker sauce - Place the cooking pot back on the hob and bring the liquid to the boil. Boil until it has reduced by half.
Why not take a look at our 3.5L Digital Slow Cooker, perfect for cooking meals for up to four people.

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Soup Up Nights! for Students

By Simonne Vickers | 19/09/2018 | Posted in Recipes, Soupmaker, soup, Saute Maker

Are you looking for cheap, healthy meals that are easy to make, especially after a long day of lectures? If so, then the answer to your student hunger problems is the Morphy Richards Soup and Saute Maker, helping you to make fresh, homemade soup in as little as 21 minutes. Whether your preference is smooth or chunky, this soup maker has 4 settings: smooth, chunky, juice and blend - you name it and we’ll soup it! It also has a large capacity of 1.6 litres, so if you live in a house share you can simply cook the soup and split the cost for up to 4 people!

Ace the start of university with these cheap and cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes, allowing you to branch out beyond classic egg and soldiers! Start off with one of our student favourites, Aromatic Thai Chicken Soup, which packs all the distinctive flavours of a Thai dish into a delicious healthy bowl of soup. This one is full of the good stuff!

 

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
160g onion
3 garlic cloves, grated
2 cm chunk of fresh, root ginger, grated
80g red bell pepper, diced
200g chicken, shredded
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. oyster sauce
1 chicken stock
1L water
Pinch salt
Pinch pepper

Preparation:
  1. Peel and finely chop the onion
  2. Peel and finely grate the ginger and garlic
  3. Dice the red pepper
  4. Shred the pre-cooked chicken

Cooking steps:

  1. Add oil into the Soup and Sauté maker. Press the ‘sauté’ button. Leave the oil to heat up for one minute. Leave the lid off when sautéing. TIP: The sauté button will turn from red to green when the jug begins to heat up
  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic, ginger and bell pepper to the jug and sauté for 2 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon / spatula
  3. Add the chicken, soy sauce and oyster sauce then sauté for 1 minutes, stirring continuously
  4. Turn off the sauté function by pressing the ‘Sauté’ button. TIP: The sauté button will turn red when it is turned off
  5. Add the chicken stock cube and chicken, season with salt and pepper. Then fill the jug with water up to the ‘MAX’ mark and stir
  6. Place the lid on the jug. TIP: A beep will be heard and the icons will flash in sequence when the lid is on securely
  7. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the ‘Chunky’ setting
  8. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready – now Soup Up, and enjoy!

Let us know if you’ll be giving our Thai Chicken soup recipe a try on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us in your soup creations using #SoupUp on Instagram

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Define your Style with the Dimensions Collection

By Kirstie Jones | 07/09/2018 | Posted in Kitchen, Toasters, New Product, Kettle

We’re excited to introduce a brand-new collection of kettles and toasters – the Dimensions collection. This new range is complete with jug kettles and two slice toasters in glossy plastic and stylish stainless steel trim, for just £29.99 each. Check out our top tips on how to style the new Dimensions collection in your home.

Go Glam

A kitchen doesn’t just have to be a sometimes-messy functional space, if you love entertaining your kitchen can become centre stage, so why not up the glam factor? Kitchen accessories such as tableware and new bins, as well as feature lighting and striking ornaments can quickly transform your space to make it feel more like a room for entertaining, rather than for cooking and cleaning.

Go Monochrome

Classy and timeless; a monochrome themed kitchen will stand the test of time as well as looking elegant or bold depending on how you accessorise. The Dimensions kettle and toasters sets are available in black, white, or cream, so would look perfect when styled in a monochrome setting. Add bold pops of colour with flowers or framed artwork to inject some personality.

Pick Your Patterns

As the Dimensions kettle and toaster set feature an on-trend embossed geometric pattern, they would look best styled with similar toned patterns and prints. Think minimal and geometric rather than floral or ornate –  patterned blinds and rugs are a great way of pulling prints and colour together to give your room a stylised look.

Do you like the look of the new Dimensions range? Let us know what you think on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.

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Morphy ‘Innovators’ Review – The English Kitchen, Flavour Savour

By Chris Bennett | 07/09/2018 | Posted in Kitchen, Product Reviews, Morphy 'Innovators'

Now that the clocks have gone back by an hour, we’re well and truly into slow cooker season. Last month, several of our ‘House Proud Innovators’ were sent a Morphy Richards Flavour Savour to review. The first ‘Innovator’ to review this slow cooker was Marie who blogs at ‘The English Kitchen‘, you can visit her original blog post here.

A Slow Cooker with a wonderful Difference and some tasty Meals!

In October as a part of the Morphy Richards House Proud Innovator scheme I was sent a lovely 4.5 litre Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker. As a House Proud Innovator I am encouraged to put the appliances I am sent through their paces and to really give them a good work out, something which I am always happy to do.

I am no stranger to slow cooking. I often use my slow cooker and in fact have two sizes already, both Morphy Richard’s as well. I use them most often on Sundays and will cook a meat dish in the larger one and then a side dish in the smaller one.

The new Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker though is a machine with a big difference. You can use it in three different ways, which makes it very versatile and useful for more than just slow cooking. The Flavour Savour has 3 in 1 cooking functions, meaning you can seal, fast stew and slow cook all by using the one machine. The pan heats to around 200 degrees giving you an excellent sealing functionality, which means that you are able to brown any meat you are cooking without having to use a separate pot for that purpose. You can now brown and slow cook in the same pan. That is one function that I really loved with this machine.

It has a beautiful glass lid, which means that you are able to look inside and see what’s going on without lifting the lid, with cool touch handles which makes it very easy to transport from one location to another. With the older models that have a ceramic insert, this just isn’t easy to do. The cooking pot is also dish washer safe, which is a real bonus!

I found the instructions very easy to follow, which is also a bonus. I find that as I am getting older I often have a difficult time understanding instructions . . . blame my menopausal mind! I had no problem with this. The instructions were clear and concise.

Here it is plugged in and warming up to brown some meat in the cookpot. That function worked really well. I was well pleased.

The first dish I cooked in it was a proper slow cooking recipe, using pieces of chicken and a sauce, called Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken. As you can see it turned out quite deliciously scrummy! This I served with rice and a vegetable on the side.

*Crock Pot Barbeque Chicken*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

Tender, sticky delicious chicken. You can use only breasts or a combination of breasts and thighs. Delicious.

4 to 6 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken
1 bottle barbeque sauce (I used the Jack Daniels one)
1 ounces white vinegar (1/4 cup)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 ounces soft light brown sugar (about 1/4 cup)
1/2 tp 1 tsp garlic powder

Place your chicken pieces into the slow cooker. Stir together the barbeque sauce, vinegar, pepper flakes, brown sugar and garlic powder. Pour this over top of the chicken and give it a stir. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.

The next recipe I tested on it was for a Crock Pot Beef Dip Sandwich. I love Beef Dip Sandwiches. It was always one of my favourite things to order when I lived in Canada and we would go out for supper. I remember having a particularly delicious one in Winnipeg Manitoba back in 1977 whilst we were waiting to board a train for Calgary. (You know something is good when 30 years later you are still thinking about it!)

This recipe is one I found online (forgive me as I can’t remember where right now). The meat turned out deliciously tender and we both enjoyed this very much. I will make again. It was almost as good as that one back in 1977, and I loved that I could brown the roast a bit first by using that function in the Flavour Savour.

*French Dip Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker*
Serves 6 to 8
Printable Recipe

Easy to make and oh so delicious with meltingly tender beef tucked into a soft roll, topped with cheese and then served with a beef broth for dipping.

1 medium brown skinned onion, peeled and thinly sliced
6 fluid ounces beef broth/stock (3/4 cup)
2 fluid ounces dark soy sauce (1/4 cup)
4 fluid ounces water (1/2 cup)
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS grainy mustard
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
3 pounds beef roast for braising (I used a rolled brisket)
Salt and pepper to taste

To serve:
6 to 8 soft sandwich rolls
6 to 8 slices of provolone cheese, or an equivalent
amount of grated emmenthal cheese
one pint of beef broth (about 2 1/4 cups)

Rub the beef all over with some salt and pepper. Place the onion slices in the bottom of the crock pot. Stir together the beef broth, soy sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, mustard, garlic and water. Put the beef into the crock pot on top of the onions. Pour the broth mixture over top. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours until meltingly tender.

To serve, warm the rolls and cut open. Shred the cooked beef and pile onto the warmed rolls, top with some of the onion and a bit of the juice from the pan, along with a slice of cheese. Close over, cut in half diagonally and serve along with a small bowl of beef broth for each person to dip their sandwich in.

I then decided to test out it’s normal cookery function and did a tasty stew in it. I was able to brown my meat and vegetables perfectly and then proceed as per the recipe. At the end we were rewarded with a deliciously tasty Irish Lamb and Barley Stew.

As you can see the lamb was beautifully browned. Stews gain a lot of their flavour from the browning step. All those rich caramelized meat juices really add a lot of taste and colour to the gravy.

*Irish Lamb and Barley Stew*
Serves 4
Printable Recipe

A delicious stew that cooks either on top of the stove or in the slow cooker.

2 TBS olive oil
1 kg (2 pounds) diced lamb shoulder
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped coarsely
2 sticks of celery, trimmed and chopped coarsely
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped coarsely
1/2 small swede, peeled and chopped coarsely
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
1 litre of chicken stock (4 cups)
1/2 litre of boiling water (2 cups)
200g of pearl barley (1 cup)
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped coarsely
1/2 of a small savoy cabbage, finely shredded
a handful of flat leaf parsely, coarsely chopped

Heat half of the oil in a large saucepan; cook the lamb, in batches until browned. Remove from the pan. Add the remaining oil and heat. Add the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally until they begin to soften. Return the lamb to the pan, along with the stock, water, barley and thyme. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, for 1 hour, covered. Add the potato and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered, until tender. Add the cabbage and simmer for about 10 minutes longer, uncovered, or just until the cabbage is tender. Discard the thyme. Serve the stew ladled out into heated bowls and sprinkled with the parsley.

Note: if using the slow cooker, brown the meat and vegetables and then put them into the cooker along with the barley, hot stock and water and the herbs. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Add the potatoes and recover. Cook on high for 35 to 40 minutes. Add the cabbage and cook, uncovered on high for 10 to 15 minutes.

Finally I decided to try making some buttery toasted nuts in it. This is the time of year when these are really handy to have around. People will be dropping by off and on during the holidays which are coming up all too quickly and savoury nuts are a delicious little bite to serve along with a drink. (Next time I am going to try a sweet variety) As you can see they turned out fabulous in the Flavour Savour!

*Crock Pot Butter Roasted Pecans*
Makes 6 cups
Printable Recipe

Moreishly buttery and scrummy.

4 ounces butter, cut into pieces
1 1/2 pounds pecan halves
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Optional ingredients:
garlic powder
onion powder
dried herbs (savoury, basil, oregano)

Place the butter into a 4.5 litre slowcooker. Heat on high for about half an hour to melt the butter. Add the pecans and toss to coat with the butter. Cover and cook on high for 1/2 hour. Uncover and cook on high for another 2 1/2 hours, giving them a stir every 1/2 hour. (You want to keep an eye on them and stir them often so that they don’t catch as you are cooking them on a high temperature.) At the end of that time they should be nicely roasted. Spread out onto a baking sheet and sprinkle with the sale and pepper, and any optional ingredients you wish to use. Give them a good stir together and allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

All in all I am very pleased with this machine. It has a lovely round shape which fits well into my kitchen. The cord is of a nice length and also stores very easily in the base when you want to put it away. I love that the cooking pot and lid wash up beautifully in the dish washer. I love that I can brown and stew with it, as well as slow cookin on a low, medium or high temperature . . . and I just adored the keep warm function, which means that it will hold your food for a further 2 hours at a warm temperature without over cooking it.

I would give the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour Digital Slow Cooker a full 10 out of 10 points for ease, looks and functionality.

Many thanks to Chris and the Morphy Richards people for having afforded me the opportunity to put it through it’s paces. I would highly recommend this machine to anyone, absolutely.

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Win a Total Control Soup Maker!

By Simonne Vickers | 29/09/2017 | Posted in Soupmaker, soup, Competition

Who’s excited for hearty, wholesome food this Autumn? If the answer is yes, then this competition is the one for you! The colder weather is all about wearing chunky knits and eating warming fuss-free food on a cosy sofa; so we’re giving you the chance to win our Total Control Soup Maker, to fully prepare you for the soup season ahead. Whether it’s roasted Red Pepper or classic Milanese, this soup maker is the perfect way to cook up delicious, flavoursome soups, in your own kitchen.



This amazing prize includes the brand new Total Control Soup Maker; the latest addition to the Total Control range. Featuring Smart Response Technology, this soup maker makes portion control effortless, allowing you to create enough soup for two, three or four servings; ideal for weekly lunch preparation on a Sunday evening. 

This must-have appliance features a number of settings, so whether your preference is creamy and smooth, or chunky and thick, your soup will be tailored to your individual taste. For those of you who are always on the go, the soup maker has a keep-warm and re-heat option, which means soup can be easily prepared to suit busy schedules.

Featuring a handy easy-to-use touchscreen display, all you need to do is select the number of portions and desired consistency, then the Soup Maker will automatically start blending, doing the hard work for you! 

Our fantastic Soup Maker is worth £109.99! For your chance to win this soup-erb prize, take part in the Facebook competition taking place until 21st October 2017. Head to the Morphy Richards Facebook page to enter – good luck!

You can find deliciously warming soup recipes on our Cook & Create app, available on the App Store, or from Google Play, and look out for more soup-spiration on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.

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Soup Up Nights! With Mexican Bean Soup

By Simonne Vickers | 22/09/2017 | Posted in Recipes, Soupmaker

This autumn we’re bringing you bowls of inspiration with our Soup Up! Campaign - look out for tasty recipes for quick, easy and nutritious soups, perfect for a last minute health kick before Christmas or to simply warm up the colder autumn evenings. Our range of Morphy Richards soup makers are a must have kitchen gadget at this time of year. This must-have kitchen gadget allows you to quickly and simply make your favourite flavour of soup, served straight to the bowl, without the time-consuming process of standing over a hob.

With a range of recipes from vegetarian classics to hearty favourites, discover delicious soups on our Cook & Create app, available on the App Store, or from Google Play and look out for more soupspiration on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.

First up, this recipe for Mexican Bean Soup is the ideal dish to get you in the autumnal spirit; a little bit spicy, comforting, and utterly delicious, this soup is easy to make and something quick and tasty to come home to after a day of braving the chilly autumn weather. This chunky, wholesome soup is the ideal meal solution for working lunches, or can be topped with a handful of nachos and a spoonful of guacamole for a warming meal during winter nights. 


Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 160g finely chopped onion
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 80g finely chopped red pepper
  • 150g diced sweet potato
  • 400g canned kidney beans
  • 400g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 Tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tsp. chilli powder
  • 1 vegetable stock
  • 900ml water
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • A swirl of double cream

Method:

Cooking steps:

1. Using the Total Control Soup Maker, add the oil into the jug, then press the ‘sauté’ button. Leave the oil to heat up for one minute
2. Add the chopped onion, garlic and pepper and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon
3. Stir in the sweet potato and sauté for a further 2 minutes
4. Add the tinned kidney beans, chopped tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, vegetable stock and season with salt and pepper. Then add the water and give it a final stir
5. Place the lid on the jug 
6. Using the ‘Mode’ button, select the ‘Chunky’ setting, and set the portion size to 4
7. The Soup Maker will beep to indicate when the soup is ready. Turn off at the power socket, unplug the power cable then carefully remove the lid and serve into bowls, finishing off with a swirl of double cream

Do you like the look of this recipe? Let us know if you’ll be giving it a try on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page or tag us in your soup creations using #SoupUp on Instagram 






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Super Autumn Cleaning With Supervac

14/09/2017

It’s the time of year when after the long, busy summer with kids running in and out, toys everywhere and that holiday suitcase you definitely should have unpacked by now, your home starts to feel like it could do with a freshen up. Plus, as the autumn weather rolls in, you’ve got to start dealing with wet wellies, muddy shoes and bits of leaves, never mind what the pets drag in! It’s time for a big autumn tidy up, and the Supervac Deluxe 32V is here to help deep clean your home with ease.


 



This new model of Supervac is our most powerful yet, and combines the performance power of a corded vacuum, with the versatility of being cord-free. You can easily move between the different rooms in your home without having to stop and unplug the machine when you run out of cable, or worse, having to avoid tripping yourself up!

Best of all, the Morphy Richards Supervac Deluxe 32V can be used in three different cleaning modes, so deep cleaning every nook and cranny of your home is easy. In upright mode, you can clean all floor types including carpeted and tiled. Plus, with a press of a button the machine drops down into backsaver mode so you can easily clean underneath low-lying furniture. In handstick mode, you can reach up high to all the forgotten corners of your home – cobwebs be gone! In handheld mode cleaning your stairs or even the deepest cracks of your car is a breeze as you won’t need to lug a heavy vacuum with you.

The Supervac Deluxe 32V has a long running time of 60 minutes so you can tackle the big autumn clean without a flat battery getting in your way. Plus, with three speed settings you can add a boost of power for the dirtiest areas of your home.

Are you planning on deep cleaning your home this autumn? Let us know your top tips on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.


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Win An Accents Coffee Bundle Deal!

By Kirstie Jones | 24/08/2017 | Posted in coffee machine

Are you a coffee lover wanting to give your kitchen a makeover? You’re in luck! We’re giving you the chance to win the complete Accents coffee bundle, in either stylish black or standout red.

This fantastic prize includes the new Accents Coffee Capsule Machine; the latest addition to the Accents family. Compatible with Nespresso capsules as well as Morphy Richards’ very own U:Pod capsule collection, it’s the perfect machine to make a delicious coffee you’ll love. With a large 1.4l water tank for fewer refills, the machine is easy to use as well as looking stylish and modern.

The bundle deal prize also includes a milk frother, to give even more choices when it comes to making your perfect morning cuppa. Make delicious cappuccinos or lattes with perfectly frothy milk on top of a tasty espresso.

The prize wouldn’t be complete without including the iconic Accents Kettle and Toaster set. A popular Morphy Richards style, the kettle includes a large 6-cup capacity and a limescale filter in the spout for a perfect beverage every time. The matching 4 slice toaster has all the features you could need in a toaster including variable browning control, and looks great paired with the rest of the Accents collection.

This fantastic bundle is worth over £328, but is now on offer at only £179.99. For your chance to win this amazing prize, take part in the Facebook competition taking place until 3rd September 2017. Head to the Morphy Richards Facebook page to enter – good luck!



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How To Make The Most Of Your Steam Generator

23/08/2017

For the steam-gen converts among you who’d never dream of using an ordinary iron again, you’ll know just how much easier it is to tackle a huge pile of ironing when you’ve got the added boost of steam power. To help you love using a steam generator even more, we’ve got five top tips on using a machine such as our most powerful steam gen, the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite, to up your ironing game to expert levels!

 

Tackle Multiple Layers

With 200g of pressurised steam power, the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite can easily tackle folded fabrics and penetrate through multiple layers. Try folding up larger items such as bedsheets to cut down on the time it takes.

Use A Steam Boost

For the most difficult to iron fabrics or when you’re faced with dried in, embedded creases, you can use a steam boost, providing even more power to help soften the fabric fibres. The Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite has a steam boost offering 310g of added pressure, to give your ironing a surge of power when you need it.

Swap Simply Between Fabrics

Whether you’re tackling lighter fabrics like summer dresses or kids school uniforms, or you’re taking on tougher materials that are more difficult to iron such as denim, you can cut through creases in any garment in no time thanks to the power of steam combined with a Ceramaslide Soleplate like that on the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite – you’ll glide through your ironing pile in no time.

Try Vertical Steaming

If you’ve ever been faced with having to get creases out of a delicate garment, you might have tried hanging it in a bathroom to help the steam do its thing. With a powerful steam generator, you can create the same effect in much less time! Simply allow the steam to pass lightly over the item of clothing in question to help the creases soften away. You can also use the steam-gen in vertical mode to clean and refresh the upholstery around your home. 

Maintain Your Machine

To keep your machine working at its best and to maintain the maximum amount of steam pressure, it’s important not to let limescale build up inside. The unique, completely automatic self-cleaning function of the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite means you’ll never have to worry about this again and will always be able to iron like a pro every time.


Have you been converted to using a steam-generator iron? Let us know if you’ve tried the Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite on the Morphy Richards Facebook Page.



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A Perfect Coffee with Friends

By Kirstie Jones | 07/08/2017 | Posted in Coffee Makers, coffee machine

There’s not many problems a chat with a friend over a cup of coffee can’t solve. The good news is, you don’t need to step out of your door to enjoy a decent cuppa, and you don’t need to spend a fortune either. The U:pod Nespresso compatible coffee capsules are amazing value from just 15p per pod, and they taste great too. Next time you fancy a coffee with your besties, invite them over for a drink instead (you can even stay in your pyjamas if you really want to!)


The U:pod range of capsules are made in Italy using a mixture of Arabica and Robusta beans roasted in a traditional way, and come in a variety of different flavours and strengths. Discover some of our favourite blends:

With Friends

Sit and reminisce with your closest friends with this tasty blend featuring hints of cocoa and toasted notes. Strong at 8/10 intensity, this delicious coffee has chocolate, caramel and delicate fruit notes.

After Dinner

This blend is the perfect choice of after dinner coffee capsule. It has a delicious combination of chocolate, caramel, hazelnut and dried fruit notes with hints of citrus, making it the perfect sweet finish to a meal. Medium intensity 7/10.

Kick Start

Looking for a tasty start to your morning that won’t break the bank? The U:pod Kickstart blend packs a punch with a strength of 9/10 and features subtle flavours of fruit and stronger ones of cocoa in an intense concentrate.

Moment

This blend is ideal any time of day, whether you’re sharing with a friend or enjoying a quiet moment alone. Enjoy an easy to drink light flavour with a strength of 6/10.

After Dark

Boost your energy levels in the evening with the enjoyable combination of sweet, woody and spicy flavours found in the U:pod After Dark coffee capsules. These are our strongest with an intensity of 10/10.

For a delicious coffee every day, equip yourself with our Accents Coffee Capsule Machine, a traditional POD coffee machine that is compatible with Nespresso capsules, and comes with two dispensing options of 40ml and 110ml.

Have you tried any of the U:pod capsule flavours? Let us know what you think on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.

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Guaranteed ultimate steam power with Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite

By Natasha Norman | 27/07/2017

For a great offer on our Auto-Clean Power Steam Elite head over to QVC for Todays Special Value offering - Only on the 2nd August!



Introducing our most powerful steam generator. Ultimate steam power eases through creases. Ideal if you have a mountain of ironing to face and want great results, fast. With a huge 6.5 bar pressure delivering 200g of crease busting steam plus a 310g steam boost it will remove creases in even the toughest of fabrics and you can iron multiple layers too. Great if you have duvet covers and sheets to iron - just fold and iron one side to cut your ironing time in half. You can also use it to steam curtains, dry clean only items and freshen up upholstery.

The unique auto clean feature takes the hassle out of steam generator maintenance - it cleans itself. Limescale is automatically flushed from the boiler - all you do is pour it away. There is no need for filters either. Removing limescale will give you guaranteed longer lasting ultimate steam performance.

Limescale affects products where water is heated and can result in drips, messy marks on clothes or even cause the iron to cease working. People living in hard water areas will notice these effects much more quickly than those in soft water areas where the effects will be slower. Wherever you live it’s essential to either clean your iron or buy filters or sometimes both to help maintain your products performance.

Take the hassle out of cleaning

There are many models in the market that state self clean or manual clean and there is usually manual intervention required. With the Auto-clean from Morphy Richards the only thing you’ll need to do is pour the limescale away. It’s really simple and saves time.

Auto-clean takes the hassle out of cleaning your steam generator and keeps it working like new for longer. Cleaning your steam generator reduces limescale build up which maintains performance and extend the lifetime of your steam generator.

The auto-clean steam generator will recognise when it needs cleaning. The cleaning process takes place when the iron is cool. You’ll know when it’s due as the descale light will illuminate but you won’t need to do anything. When you next plug in the steam generator it will clean itself whilst it heats up.

The process of auto-clean is that it will draw clean water from the water tank to flush out limescale from the boiler. It will then deposit the limescale water into a separate compartment within the water tank. All you then need to do is pour it away when you’ve finished ironing.

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Supercharge Your Cleaning Routine with Supervac

20/07/2017

Our iconic Supervac range just got even better, with brand new models designed to give you your easiest clean yet. Combining the power of a corded vacuum with the ease of a cordless model, the new collection is our most powerful ever.

Like all our Supervac cleaners, the new Supervac Deluxe 18V and 32V models offer an easy cleaning solution – they’re lightweight and easy to manoeuvre for hassle free cleaning throughout your home. Lugging a heavy vacuum up the stairs is a thing of the past with the Supervac Deluxe cleaners.


 


Both models are versatile and can be used in three different ways to suit wherever you’re cleaning. In upright mode, easily and quickly tackle all floor types, with different power settings available for different floor surfaces. Both models feature an easy to clean brush head, allowing you to easily get rid of tangled hair and built up dirt. The 32V model also features an innovative backsaver feature, allowing for easy cleaning underneath low-lying furniture, so no more bending down or having to rearrange your living space for a thorough clean!


 


The Supervac Deluxe models also allow for easy cleaning up high, with extended reach mode allowing you to tackle high up dust and dirt with ease and without overstretching. When tackling smaller spaces such as the inside of your car, simply swap to handheld mode for a quick and easy way to clean without being held back by wires or a heavy machine.

The new Supervac Deluxe 18V can run for half an hour and is available for £179.99, while the ultra-powerful 32V model has an impressive one-hour cleaning time and is available for £229.99.

Do you like the sound of the new and improved Supervac range? Let us know what you think on the Morphy Richards Facebook page



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The Complete Accents Collection

10/07/2017

Fans of our iconic Accents collection who are also coffee lovers will be pleased to hear we’ve added a brand new product into the Accents family; a stylish coffee capsule machine that’s compatible with Nespresso pods. Hoorah! The new machine is available in stunning black or red, to match perfectly with the Accents kettles and toasters.

 

The Morphy Richards Accents Coffee Capsule machine is designed to look great as part of your kitchen collection, and to make enjoying your perfect cup of coffee with your favourite capsule pods simple and easy. The machine features two dispensing options so you can create your drink exactly how you like it, long or short, a handy fold-down cup stand and a capsule basket to collect the used pods. With a normal retail price of £179.99, the Morphy Richards Accents Coffee Capsule machine is now available as part of an exclusive bundle deal giving you a saving of over £148!

 

Create a perfectly co-ordinated look in your kitchen and pick up the complete Accents collection featuring the new coffee capsule machine, kettle, toaster and a free milk frother for just £179.99. The Accents kettle and toaster both feature an iconic and popular design with a stunning metallic finish. Go timeless with black or go bold and add a pop of colour to your kitchen with the Accents bundle deal in vibrant red. 

There are also great deals to discover on our U:pod range of coffee and tea capsules that work perfectly with the Accents Coffee Capsule machine, including a delicious range of blends available starting from an amazing 15p per pod. Discover the range here.

Let us know whether you like the look of the new Accents Coffee Machine on the Morphy Richards Facebook page – we’d love to hear your thoughts!


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