The Morphy Richards 162009 is one of the best filter coffee machines, currently available on the UK market. With an RRP price of around £55, you should be able to pick it up even cheaper than that. Buyers rate this model very highly as 4.6 out of 5 stars, so very well rated at a very affordable price.
You can see what this particular Morphy Richards model looks like just below. It is available in the red colour, a brushed stainless steel effect or a distinct black colour, which I have shown below .
Please note each colour has a slightly different model number, which I have listed below. Just be careful when ordering, that you pick the right model number.
All three colours look really good, though I have a slight preference for the stainless steel. It will however come down to which colour matches your kitchen the best.
162010 Stainless Steel
I think we can all agree, that irrespective of your own preferred colour choice, they all look great and they are indeed a high quality coffee maker. Also, irrespective of colours, they all have the same features and the same specification. It is also worth noting that the price varies slightly across the colour range.
Morphy Richards Brand
The Morphy Richards brand is one of the best known in the UK as it has been around for many years. They started way back in 1935 and were best known for their irons and toasters.
Since then they have created a whole range of kitchen appliances and that of course includes coffee machines. The two owners were Donal Murphy and Charles Richards, so hence the name of the company.
Their products have always been of good quality, and the prices are affordable for most UK buyers.
What Buyers Say About the Morphy Richards Filter Coffee Machine
Below we have summarised what real life buyers make of this machine. Overall they rate this Morphy Richard's model as a 4.4 out of 5 star machine. This is based on a 5 star rating system, with 1 being the lowest rating, and 5 stars being the highest.
It is pretty easy to see from these ratings, that they are excellent. Over 7 out of 10 people give this machine a full 5 star rating. 91% rate it 4 stars or higher, so overall pretty good ratings. At the other end 4% is a small percentage for the lowly 1 star rating.
What Buyers Didn't Like About the 162009 Filter Coffee Machine
The percentage of 1 star reviews is small, but still worth looking at. When I looked at those they were not actually that informative. A couple of people said the filter mechanism was poor, and other said the hot plate was poor. They contain very little detail though.
Overall though with just over 91% being very satisfied with their purchase, we will now look at this coffee machine in much more detail.
162009 Coffee Machine Specification & Key Features
Below I have summarised the main features of this filter machine:
- Has a 1.8 litre capacity - up to 12 cups
- Is powered by 900 watts
- This machine has a programmable timer
- You can also set the coffee strength
- Has a reusable filter
- Measures 23 x 18.8 x 33.5 cm and weighs around 2.7 Kg
- Heated plate which keeps your coffee warm for up to 25 minutes
Who Would Buy this Vonshef Coffee Maker?
Filter coffee machines, are often referred to as pour over machines. This in fact refers to the particular coffee brewing method.
This is not an espresso style of machine, but makes what is known as strong filter coffee. The average price for a good quality filter style coffee maker is around £35-70.
This Morphy Richards model is at the low to mid-price point.
These machines are for people who like this strong type of coffee. Once it is brewed, it is ready to drink, and you can take it as it is, or add some milk or sugar, to suit your own tastes.
The real beauty of these machines is that they are extremely easy to use, and also very easy to clean. Many people refer to this brewing method as an old-fashioned method.
Key Things to Know About the Morphy Richards
Shower Head Technology
Many filter style machines use a simple flooding (pour over) style of brewing. The coffee bean is ground to a coarse grind. Water is then slowly poured over, and allowed to fall through the grounds.
With this machine it is just slightly different. This uses a shower head style of injecting the water. That ensures the water is evenly dispersed over the coffee grounds, ensuring they are fully covered and maximum flavour can be extracted from the coffee.
With many filter makers, you have to buy and use paper filters. This one uses what is termed a cupcake filter. This design again allows even coverage of the coffee. Having that even distribution avoids either over or under-extraction of coffee.
The machine has a programmable timer. That allows you to preset the time you wish your coffee to be brewed. In addition to that, there is a coffee strength selector which you can adjust to suit your taste.
My Summary & Verdict on the Morphy Richards 162009
The majority of people are extremely happy with the results. This is a good quality highly rated filter coffee machine, which is highly rated by buyers.
This model has a recommended retail price of around £55. Many online stores have slashed the price to around £40-45. At the lower price this is very good value for money.
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This one makes great tasting coffee, and you can also select the best strength for your tastes. The 1.8 litre jug makes enough coffee, and you can always make less if you prefer. The small hot plate does a good job, and will keep the coffee warm for about 15-25 minutes.