One day I will take you on a tour of my dream kitchen. But not today because right now my dream kitchen hasn’t materialised.
My current kitchen came with the house that had been owned by the same woman for over sixty years. Trust me now, not a lot changed in those sixty years. She died at the age of 94 and I am the recipient of her kitchen that isn’t original (that might have been better) but instead had some kind of an upgrade probably around 20 years ago.
The elderly lady was by then a widow who had a favourite colour and she carried that colour from the front door right through to the rear lane. Beige was the colour that got her heart beating and I can’t think of anything worse except perhaps beige tinged with apricot highlights and that is what she went for with the re-modeling of her kitchen. Beige walls, beige tiles, beige benches, beige cupboards, beige lino, chocolate coloured appliances, chocolate cupboard handles and a splash of apricot in the single row of feature tiles. So much en masse beige can be a little soul destroying.
A ray of sunshine could brighten the beige assault but alas, this kitchen is on the south side of the building so not even on the longest day does it receive even one beam of sunshine.
I have tried to lift the dreary mood by introducing a touch of cornflower blue and so I have my white and blue bowls on display. I’ve been wanting to feature a little more blue and by a stroke of good fortune I was approached by the good people at Morphy Richards who asked me if I would be interested in reviewing their Retro 60′s Breakfast Range.
Carl and I are quite fond of retro. Let’s not forget Carl already has his 1967 Mustang and when I’m cooking I listen to a retro radio that Carl bought for me as a gift.
The 60′s Breakfast Range contains a toaster and an electric kettle that come in three different colour options. Naturally I chose cornflower blue but if that doesn’t compliment your kitchen Sage and Barley are the other stunning options.
The 60′s Breakfast Range has been inspired by the British 1960′s that was known for it’s bold, creative and distinctive designs. This retro range embellishes the creative fun of that era and the appliances have a wonderful nostalgic look about them.
The stylish stainless steel kettle with a see-through lid holds 1.5ltrs (six-cups) and has a non-slip base, a concealed rapid boil element, a removable lime-scale filter and a 360-degree cordless base for left or right handed use. ‘Hallelujah’ say all the left-handed people! There’s a water level indicator and a cord storage area; both of which are handy features.
The toaster has a stainless steel body and holds two slices of toast and has slots wide enough to fit bagels. It has a ‘high-lift’ facility so you don’t have to stick your fingers down the toaster only to get them burnt. There’s a frozen bread setting, variable browning, a cancel and re-heat button and a removable crumb tray.
Both appliances come with a two-year guarantee and I think they would be a cheerful and welcome addition to any kitchen.
The good people at Morphy Richards are giving you the opportunity to win $1,000 and there are 12 Elipta 60′s kettle and toaster packages for the runners up. All you have to do is like Morphy Richards on Facebook then enter the competition by telling them which 60′s icon you would like to have breakfast with. I would like to wake up in Gracelands and have breakfast with Elvis but aside from my dream, Morphy Richards wants to hear all about your breakfast date. And remember – you have the chance to win $1,000 or one of 12 kettle and toaster breakfast packs.
This competition is open to Australian residents only and all entries must be in before October 14.
Hotly Spiced wasn’t paid for this review but was given a kettle and toaster pack in cornflower blue to lift the beige from her kitchen.
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