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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Last weekend, creased fabrics and tough-to-iron textiles were banished up and down the UK as our ATOMiST parties with Come Round took place across the nation. 150 people put the ATOMiST Vapour Iron to the test with help from their friends and family.
The parties were a chance for people to see for themselves within their own home and with their own clothes, how well the ATOMiST performs. The ATOMiST’s patented vapour mist technology penetrates deep into fabrics to help you tackle creases with ease, so you’ll have more time for everything else (like getting on with the party!) As the water for the mist is not heated, it will remain limescale free, so you can say goodbye to marks on your clothes and cleaning your iron…amazing right?
Here are some of our favourite bits from the Come Round parties that took place. You can take a look at all the pics from the event by searching for #ATOMiST on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Instagram.
“Ironing made easy with the new thermoglass Vapour Iron” - @fashitech “The ATOMiST iron was great, it looks nice sat on your work top whilst ironing” - @dearlittledaisy “Enjoying this glam iron” - @andrealynetteyoung “Who knew an iron could be so beautiful!” - @jenvonabb
(Thanks to @bangontyle, @acrossthispage, @jacintaz03, @dearlittledaisy, Norman Noel, Rizniya Larif, @fashitect & Emma Rose for these photos.)
Want to read a full round up of the event and find out our reviewers’ thoughts on the ATOMiST iron? You can read all about it here:
Morphy Richards prides itself on making appliances that provide smart ideas to make people’s home lives easier. From kettles and toasters to steam cleaners and vacuums, there is a Morphy Richards influence in homes up and down the country.
To make sure our ideas are as smart as possible, we consult with a panel of consumers who test and refine our newest products before they hit the market. This valued feedback is instrumental in creating the smartest products possible. We caught up with three of our home trialists to see how the experience worked for them.
One of the very first Morphy Richards home trialists, Sarah Gaskell, said that her steam mop quickly became an essential part of her home.
“I was really pleased when I was selected to trial a product as I’m a bit of a gadget freak and love trying out new things then making comment on them”.
The trialist panel helped Sarah with her day-to-day housework, as the product she received was a big improvement on previous appliances:
”It’s been great. Having had two previous steam cleaners it was good to see how a steam mop style cleaner performed compared to cylinder vacuum style machines.
It’s so much easier to use, and it also looks good so I don’t have to worry about it being left out on show.”
All in all, her feedback on the scheme was extremely positive:
“I really enjoyed testing the steam mop and I really hope to be selected to test products in the future.”
Ellie Bromilow’s valuable feedback helped with the development of the Morphy Richards Slow Cooker, and she felt empowered by her involvement:
“It is a nice experience to be asked to be involved in testing and giving back feedback as I think it is important that products like these are tested in real homes.”
“The people who test them can give you real feedback on the product, as sometimes you might have made something that works well - but the way it looks or the sounds it makes might not be what people want.”
Another home trialist, Andrew Knight, is so happy with his Morphy Richards Slow Cooker that it’s become an integral part of his life:
“I’d like to think that the feedback I gave was helpful. This is my first slow cooker and it’s worked for me as I can set it up in the morning before I go to work and when I come home tea is done - what more could I ask for! Thank you”.
Due to the large volume of applications we've received to be on our Home Trialist panel, we're now full to capacity – stay tuned for future openings.
We are well and truly in the thick of 2013 now! Over the past month or so we have had a number of brilliant reviews from our Innovators of Morphy Richards products that would be perfect as gits for loved ones.
The general consensus was that the product is “easy to use”; especially so for Seasider in the City, who despite having bad experiences with other soup makers in the she said that the Morphy Richards Soup Maker very much “bucks the trend completely”. Casa Costello “couldn’t praise the product highly enough”, saying that she still uses it most days. Quite the compliment – thank you!
Turquoise Lemons received the Morphy Richards Partition Pot Slow Cooker, and got straight to work cooking a delicious looking red wine beef stew. In particular, her slow cooker helped to make some “lovely, melt in the mouth, tender meat”, and afterwards she added that it was “great for batch cooking”. Click here to read the whole review.
Finally, At Home with Mrs M penned a review of the Morphy Richards Fleece Heated Mattress Cover, which was perfect for her as apparently she lives in the coldest house in existence! She said the dual control was brilliant for her and her partner, and even went as far as saying that she is “wondering why she has never used one before!”
The other Christmas Innovator reviews can be found in our previous Innovators blog post here. For more information on any of the products reviewed, please check them out on our website.
If you are a blogger, we are also running a competition in conjunction with the Foodies 100, and we want to see your recipes with a healthy New Year twist! The prize is a brand new Intellisteam Compact, and to enter simply click here:
Utterly Scrummy seemed chuffed, saying that it was “easy to use” and that the partitioned pot allowed for “less faff” in cooking – something that is especially useful in the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Big slow cooker advocate Kate at the Five Fs blog even dubbed it “slow cooking made better.” High praise indeed!
With the price of a loaf of bread continually rising, breadmakers are being seen in the kitchen more and more. We sent out one of our new Premium Plus Breadmakers to Lavender & Lovage as well as London Unattached. Again, please click the links to read their brilliant reviews.
Karen at Lavender & Lovage was “impressed with the range of programmes”, and said that it helped her to produce a “nice loaf with a good crumb”. London Unattached was also impressed, and judging by the great pictures on the blog she seemed to make some splendid loaves!
This month we are also running a competition with both the Foodies 100 and Tots 100, where one lucky winner will win Christmas come early courtesy of Morphy Richards. All bloggers have to do is pick three Morphy Richards products that they would love to receive for Christmas, and we will choose a winner at random to receive their top three Morphy gifts. Simple, eh?
Also, please visit the Morphy Richards Facebook page, where we have our fantastic, new ‘Smart Ideas for Christmas’ application. On here, you can create the perfect wish list for Christmas, as well as win the opportunity to have a full kitchen makeover. Click here to visit the page.
We’re pretty confident about the quality of all our products, which is why we’re love to share with you what other people are saying, whether that’s reviews from bloggers, tests from home journalists or valuable feedback from our customers.
Here’s a brief round-up of the Morphy Richards-related chatter over the last month.
Candis featured a round-up of the best coffee machines around, and Morphy Richards came out on top!
Our sleek looking Nesta Filter Coffee Machine was ranked the Best Overall Machine, with the writer touting its programmable timer (which allows you to time your caffeine fix for when you rise and shine), and its hot plate, which helps keep the coffee warm for up to four hours after it’s made.
Did you know that as well as looking incredibly stylish, our Accents One Cup is eco-friendly? According to Your Home, the coffee maker is the ideal kitchen gadget for anyone looking to save some space, energy and most importantly, money.
It’s really easy to make hot drinks with this nifty appliance; all you need to do is fill a cup with water, pour it into the chamber of the machine, and it'll boil and dispense it in 30 seconds. Voila!
Style at Home included Morphy’s Turbosteam Steam Iron in its feature on the best-value irons under £40. The publication loved its diamond soleplate, which makes for smooth ironing and the ability to tackle stubborn creases.
Praising the powerful steam function, the eco-button and large water tank, the title proclaimed “diamonds are your clothes’ best friend”!
Our Partition Pot Slow Cooker is another popular product with the media. The Woman & Home Feel Good Special called it "a top-notch slow cooker", praising the appliance for doing exactly what its name suggests!
They loved the fact you can cook different dishes to suit individual tastes and preferences, particularly when it comes to spice. The publication calls it “the perfect solution for couples and families alike”.
So there you have it, some of the lovely, kind things people have been saying about us recently. If you’ve got any feedback on any of our appliances, why not let us know by commenting below?
It’s review time again, so we wanted to show you which products a couple of
our current Innovators have been busy putting to the test.
We want to make sure you always get an honest opinion about the new products
from Morphy Richards, which is why we’re always keen to share the Innovators’
single mummy received the Morphy Richards Never
Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner. She loved the fact
the cleaner was so flexible when she was busy vacuuming away! “We’ve got a lot
of floorboards, and I liked that it’s so simple to switch the set up from
carpets to hard floors,” she said. The blogger also “found the pivoting
floorhead really easy to use, and also loved the Lift Away Detachable Canister”,
especially on the stairs. And, she saw it as an added bonus that the cleaner is
available in purple, as it’s “funky”!
Meanwhile, Jac at Tinned
Tomatoes had some colour injected into her kitchen with the Morphy Richards
Colour Boutique range. The blogger opted for the Vibrant Orange set and she
loved the fact it was a “rather splendid colour”.
“boils rather rapidly”, and she really fell in love with the toaster,
describing it as a “revelation”. Due to the fact it fits four slices of bread
in, there’s “no more queuing at the toaster”. “It also has plenty of settings,
so you will get your toasted bits and pieces browned to perfection,” the blogger
If you love the sound of our Colour Boutique range or the Never Loses Suction
cleaner, you’ve still got time to take advantage of the great discounts we’ve
got on those products right now. You just need to enter the following codes at
the checkout stage on this website. You can get 35% off the
Colour Boutique range with CB35BLOG and £100 off the Never Loses Suction cleaner
with NLS100BLOG. Happy shopping!
Since its launch before Christmas, Morphy
Richards’ Mattino Espresso has been receiving some rave reviews from people
that have treated themselves to the machine. We’ve included some of the feedback
that we’ve received below:
“It’s Easy to use and there’s no waiting for the machine to warm up. The
Espresso Mattino looks modern and classy. The removable tank is excellent; the
steamer is great, as is the water hardness setting. All of its features are
useful and work well. I love this machine!”
“It’s compact and looks great on the side in the kitchen. Above all, it is
easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee.”
“It works brilliantly, I can’t praise this enough, all the functions work
well and it looks beautiful too.”
The Mattino Espresso really is a stunning looking product, if you’re looking
to invest in an espresso machine; we strongly advise that you check out this
little number as we’re very proud of it– we’re sure you’ll love it!
Espresso is an intelligent, versatile espresso machine that delivers great
tasting coffee with minimum effort required. The built in Smart Press System
intuitively tamps your coffee, maintaining 18 bar pressure. It is compatible
with both ground coffee and E.S.E. pods and has three temperature settings
meaning you can vary the taste and temperature according to your
The Fair Lady test house team has given a Morphy
Richards Comfigrip iron a thorough steam through and have some great things to
say about it.
How we tested
The irons were tested for performance on a range of different fabrics, ease
of use, handle comfort, weight and safety aspects. All the irons we tested have
a temperature control dial, indicator light; 360º swivel cord, steam boost and
water spray, unless otherwise mentioned. The weight given is for a filled
How we rated
**** very good
Morphy Richards Comfigrip 40733
Features 2400W; variable steam
control; vertical steam; anti-drip; 420ml water tank; 1,96kg; 3m cord
Comments This iron is big and heavy.
It has a large water
tank so you don’t have to keep refilling it. It moves well over different types
of fabric and is effective. It has an excellent steam boost. The cord is really
We’ve found that the forumla for perfect ironing is
heat, moisture and weight, so we always bear this in mind when developing our
range of irons here at Morphy Richards. We have developed a new range of Comfigrip
irons which include all these great features and more – all shaped around what
you told us you wanted out of your irons.
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.
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
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
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.
The Morphy Richards Vorticity Vacuum differs from
other vacuums in that it uses air in a completely different way.
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
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.
Pros: Brilliant bleep reminder, I love the Turbo Boost, It’s
an excellent Iron, Tank filling is so easy, The swivel cord is
great Cons: There are no cons Best Uses:
It does all ironing well
The iron has been in constant use since we got it. It is used for shirts
trousers, our sons lifeguard uniform, as well as dresses and blouses. It is so
easy to control. It fills with such ease with the large filler top, and the
Turbo Steam system deals with any stubborn creases.Most definitely the best iron
I’ve ever had!
Pros: Copious amounts of steam, Easy to fill tank,
Lightweight, Longer than usual flexCons: Frequent
refilling Best Uses: Brilliant results,
Timesaving Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a
Regularly use this product and the time I spend ironing in a week has been
noticeably reduced. It is particularly effective on heavy items, such as jeans
which and the results more than meet my needs. The extra long flex allows me to
set up my ironing board wherever I wish. And also makes it easy to use the
copious steam productions on curtains whilst they are hanging! The only downside
I have noticed is the great steam production means having to refill more
It’s Innovators time here again at Morphy Richards, and we’re keen to show you once again which products our latest batch of recruits have been busy trying out.
We’re eager to share even more of their reviews with you, so you’re able to get a frank and honest opinion of our latest products.
Domestic Goddesque received the new Morphy Richards Comfigrip Steam Iron Diamond TriZone Soleplate to trial and she was particularly impressed by the Eco Steam Switch and its energy saving credentials. The blogger praised the fact the Morphy iron glided “effortlessly” across her clothes. And, “the easy-fill water feature [makes] ironing even easier”, she said.
The Comfigrip Iron also made its way over to Inside the Wendy House, who claimed to be a bit of an “iron novice”. She was impressed by the durability of the product and said the “turbo boost, constant steam and pressing plate work together to relax the fabric, tackling creasing and avoid re-creasing”. Overall, the blogger was impressed by the ease with which she managed to do her ironing – a very happy reviewer!
Being Mrs C, meanwhile, received the Morphy Richards Never Loses Suction Lift Away Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner. The “suction power itself is outstanding”, the pleased blogger said, adding that the “lift away canister is a stroke of genius”. It means you have “all the advantages of an upright vacuum cleaner for the main parts of the house, but the convenience of a cylinder vacuum cleaner for the stairs”, she said. All in all, she was extremely happy with the cleaner – “the cleaning power is faultless and the flexibility of the design means that it works well in all home scenarios”.
The Morphy Richards Colour Boutique Kettle and Toaster set, to add a splash of colour and brightness to our Innovators’ homes, was sent out to several of our Innovators, and here is what a couple had to say.
92three30.com received the kettle and toaster in Blue Sparkle and she loved the fact the kettle had a retro shape and feel to it. “It boils quickly and is generally easy to use,” the blogger said, adding that it feels like a “well made, good quality appliance too.” “The toaster is even better looking than the kettle,” she enthused. The performance of it is good and “frankly we couldn’t fault it in use,” the blogger concluded.
Casa Costello opted for the Morphy Colour Boutique range in Red Sparkle for her kitchen. “The design is truly beautiful,” the blogger said, again praising the retro styling of the range. Her other half, meanwhile, praised the fact “the wide neck is perfect to fill up from the tap one-handed”!
If any of these Morphy products sound right up your street, now you’ve read the reviews, you should take advantages of our exclusive voucher codes to get great discounts. When you from the Morphy Richards website, you can get 35% off the Colour Boutique range with CB35BLOG, £100 off the Never Loses Suction cleaner with NLS100BLOG and 40% off the Comfigrip iron with BLOG6840. Just enter your voucher codes at the checkout to get your discount.
We are delighted to announce that Morphy Richards is the official sponsor of the Foodies100.
We will be working in partnership with Foodies100 over the coming year hosting competitions, events, giveaways and much more!
To mark the start of the partnership we are working with Foodies100 and sister site Tots100 to recruit 25 brand new Innovators to expand our team of Morphy Richards bloggers.
There’s still time to get your entry blog post up to be in with the chance of becoming an official 2012 Innovator! Visit either the Tots100 or the Foodies100 to enter. Here are the details.
As a member of the team, you’ll receive new Morphy Richards products throughout the coming year to review on your blog. It’s a great opportunity to try out some new kitchen appliances, and provide your valuable honest feedback to the Morphy Richards team.
Morphy Richards will also work closely with Innovators to provide other great content on your blog, including competitions and giveaways. Reviews will be promoted via Morphy Richards’ blog, Home of the House Proud, allowing you to reach new audiences and raise the profile of your own blog.
How can you get involved?
Simple. We’re looking for Innovators who know what really goes into caring for a family, running a busy household, and who love to share their favourite tips and stories with their readers. So we’d like you to write a post on your blog showing us what you can do. To give you some inspiration, we’ve come up with three writing prompts to choose from. Feel free to interpret them in a way that works for you – we’re looking for individuality, personality and great writing.
A: Top tips for housework…
B: Domestic disasters…
C: Making family chores fun…
It’s entirely up to you what you write, but you must write your post before March 29th, and you need to leave a link to your post in the widget at the bottom of this page before 5pm on that date.
Winners will be hand picked by the Morphy Richards team and announced on the Tots100 website after the closing date.
This month we’ve asked our Innovators to call on their mums, dads, grandparents and friends to test out products from our new Age UK range. Here, Michelle from Mummy from the Heart tells us what her mum thought of the Morphy Richards Flavour Savour slow cooker. Click here to see the original post.
Morphy Richards made my Mum a very happy lady just before Christmas as they sent her a 4.5 litre Flavour Savour digital slow cooker to try out and report back on. Mum is not much of a writer so she has asked me to write up her thoughts and I was also lucky enough to get a go with the slow cooker and to try a couple of meals cooked in it.
For ages both my Mum and I have wanted a slow cooker, so this was the perfect opportunity for us to try out a few recipes. The Flavour Savour is a really nice model as it has 3 functions: quick brown to seal your meat, fast stew to cook for between 1 hour 30 mins and 1 hour 45 mins and traditional slow cooking for between 4 hours and 11 hours.
Firstly Mum used the fast stew function to make a spicy sausage casserole. Firstly she used the brown function to brown off the sausages and drained off any excess fat. Then all the other food got put into the same pot and the fluid put into the cooker as well and it was then left to cook for 1 hour 45 minutes. Once cooking finishes the cooker automatically goes into keep warm mode and holds the food at a constant temperature for up to 2 hours.
Browning the sausages
At the start of the cooking process
Sadly she forgot to take a photo of the finished meal but it was very good I am told!
Plus Points for the Flavour Savour Slow Cooker
Large steel cooking pan which is lightweight and easy to carry due to the handles. It can also be used on a gas or electric cooker hob.
Stay cool handles on the pan and lid. The lid is also glass so you can see how your meal is cooking.
Simple digital display settings.
Cord storage in the base for smart storage. You can also store the base in the cooking pan if you wish.
It has stylish exterior and does not look out of place left out on the work surface.
Versatile that it can be used for fast or slow cooking.
Excellent browning function for meat and onions, keeping down mess and minimising the pans used.
Dish and lid are dishwashable and came clean very easily.
Easy to understand and follow instructions
I asked Mum the question we all want to know, what could be better or where was the flavour savour slow cooker not up to scratch and I have to be honest she could not fault it and could give me no reason why it was not an excellent buy. The only comment she had was to shop around and find a good price as that would make it even better!
Then when I was down at Mum and Dads just after Christmas we tried out the slow cooker function and had a beef and tomato casserole A few more pictures for you:
Yet again we forgot to take a photo when the stew was finished and we had to take a photo of the last dregs once we had all eaten. Do you get the feeling that we all like our food?
I have to say that the flavour savour makes a superb meal and with the very minimum of fuss. I was really pleased, as was Mum who give it a 5/5.
The 4.5 litre Flavour savour retails for £89.99 and the larger 6.5 litre model is £99.99. I have to say that the 4.5 litre easily made enough food for 6 adults to eat a good portion. You can check out the full specification on the Morphy Richards website or head over to their blog Home of the Houseproud for some super recipe ideas and great deals.
Morphy Richards have teamed up with Age UK to put together a portfolio of products that are suited to the older generation. Making it easier for them to perform everyday functions that younger people take for granted. Whilst my Mum is officially an OAP she is in fact a very fit and active woman. However I am pretty sure that if my Nan, at 84 tried to use the flavour savour she might find the pan too large and too heavy for just her living alone. The super thing about this range is that Morphy Richards are making a donation to Age UK for every item sold. I can heartily recommend the Accents One Cup water boiler that I trialed a few months back and then gave to my Nan. I saw her just after Christmas and she told me it was a godsend at 4am when she can not sleep and wants a quick cuppa!
Reading cooking books is great fun and I do it quite a lot. Recently Daddy suggested that when I was clearing out a lot of books from the book shelf I might consider clearing out some of my cooking books. The evil stare I gave him made him realise I was not parting with them for anybody! When I read cookbooks I come up with Menus for dinner parties I am never going to have and it is a bit of fun to work out what the main course is and to work out how I would make the meal, who I would invite and if it was Come Dine With Me what the sarcastic voice over would say about me.
The lovely people at Morphy Richards saw my post on how much I love my slow cooker(and how I had discovered that you can make Jacket Potatoes in a slow cookera revelation of epic proportions in this house) and so they sent me out The Ultimate Slow Cooker Cookbook. Which was handy as out of all the cook books I own, I don’t have a slow cooker cookbook! I took the book to bed with me and read all the different recipes and was starting to come up with some great plans for a dinner party that I would never host when I saw the Beef with Black Peppers in Black Bean Sauce recipe. I love this dish and that I was going to make it.
Chinese Beef and Green Peppers in Black Bean Sauce done in my Slower Cooker.
I teamed it with rice noodles (we can’t eat egg noodles seeing as how Daddy is now allergic to egg as well as being a Coeliac) and some home fried Prawn Crackers and it was delicious. So if anyone wants to come round for an imaginary dinner party now you know what your main course is going to be.
I was sent a cookbook by Morphy Richards, I didn’t ask for it and they hoped I would like it. I did.
“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.”
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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.
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.
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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