Morphy Richards Prism Traditional Kettle – Design and Features
This striking-looking kettle has an oriental-inspired design. It looks like a cast iron Chinese teapot thanks to its interesting black texture. Everyone who saw our review sample it found it appealing.
The finish is matt black with geometric triangle details that are glossy. The whole thing is plastic and very lightweight at 840g (jug only).
The physical shape is excellent too. It’s a pyramid so very stable. And the handle is at the top, not the side. This makes it much easier to hold in one hand because you’re not constantly trying to stop it tipping forward, according to a friend with arthritis.
Our only real criticism of the design is the lid. You have to pop it off manually and it’s a bit small when it comes to cleaning.
Another minor quibble is the power light. It’s a small, white light just above the switch and is very discreet – so much so that it’s hard to see.
Morphy Richards Prism Traditional Kettle – What’s it like to use?
Filling isn’t a problem, despite the small lid, because the spout is well designed and easy to fill from the tap.
It’s very easy to carry thanks to the excellent handle and its lightweight design.
It took a lightly slow and fairly loud 2m40s to boil a litre of water that started out at 14⁰C from the tap. We measured the temperature after 10 mins (81⁰C) and again after 30 mins (70⁰C), both respectable.
The spout pours well but the shape of the kettle means that you must tip it over a long way to get the last drops of water out. Still, the handle is long enough that this isn’t difficult.
Should I buy the Morphy Richards Prism Traditional Kettle?
Yes. The Morphy Richards looks beautiful and is brilliantly designed. And while it’s pricey for a basic kettle, it’s not the dearest on the market.