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Good product, good price,
This review is from: Morphy Richards Meno One Cup 43922 Hot Water Dispenser, Black/Stainless Steel (Kitchen & Home)
Decided to wait a month before writing a review in order to give a good feedback on it's quality etc. I bought this for my wife as she really likes drinking hot water, tea etc and I like the occasional hot chocolate. As we didn't always drink at the same time it felt like a waste to boil water all the time either boiling too much or not enough water. Hence the reason for buying this.
1st thing is the meno heat is relatively large (larger than a standard kettle). But looks very smart in a stainless steel finish and frost/smoke black plastic container for the water at the back. On the measurement it says it stores 6 cups of water which is pretty much true unless you own those very large mugs. It takes round about 40-45 secs for the water to boil and come out and the sound is no louder than a normal kettle boiling, probably just slightly quieter when compared to my Breville kettle that I use. There is a handle on the top which you pull up in order to take the unit out from the base and it will open the hole to pour the water in as you lift the handle up. There is a sliding adjuster at the top so you can work out how much water you would like in your cup. There is a stop button as well in case it is too much, both very easy buttons to push. As the water comes out 2 lights come on which illuminates the cup as the water is pouring and switches off when the water stops. The water is very hot but I don't think it is as hot as a conventional kettle can boil it. When the water finishes coming out normally it makes a sound, difficult to describe its like when you get pressure problems with your tap and a spurt of water comes out, it makes that kind of sound but it's just air. Took me by suprise at first and had to check the manual but it says that is normal as it is resetting the machine ready for the next cup. Great having a magent drip tray on the bottom so I don't have to worry about any spillages on the worktop.
I really like this product however there are a few things that stops this from getting 5 stars. There isn't a built in filter you will need to purchase a separate water filter jug to pour in. This maybe ok or not ok for some people but thought I should mention. I live in hardwater area anyway (London) so already have a jug and to be honest I did find that pouring from the jug felt a lot safer that collecting from the tap directly. Also it does get very heavy quickly once you fill with water so probabably not recommended to be holding under a tap, especially for those who may not be that strong. You wouldn't be able to place in the sink and fill up by tap as the bottom has to connnect with the base unit and would not be happy being wet as that is the electrical part. The adjusting slider for the water is a bit hit and miss, it's not very accurate and I had to use it a few times to adjust properly. There are times where you would have to stand next to it just in case it is too much water and need to press the stop button. The water storage on the back is great but because it is made of smokey/black frost plastic it is difficult to see how much water is left inside and every now and again I would find out I had no water left and only half a cup of hot water. The 2 lights over the cup when dispensing is very nice to look at but more of a gimmick as it switches off when the water stops dispensing. I think it would have been more useful to have the lights stay on for a little while longer as your taking the cup away so can see a little bit better.
Apart from these relatively minor niggles it does exactly what it says it does and very well too. My friend has a Tefal Quick Cup the latest model and I found it very loud and quite small so could only really place low height cups under it. The Morphy Richards looks great, very smart and stylish. The water is very hot with an easy to use adjuster. It can fit pretty much most cups and sizes. If they can perfect the small problems then it would be a perfect 5 star product. If there is anything I haven't covered here please ask me and I will try to answer as best as I can! :-)
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2011 13:00:58 GMT
Mr. A. G. Crawford says:
yes I agree with you regarding the lights, why have them when they turn off before you have taken your cup away.
I must say I think they should be on permanently they would use a minute amount of electric! and they would enhance the look.
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 15:30:49 GMT
Zoe King says:
Thanks for a thoughtful and comprehensive review. Very useful.
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