Morphy Richards celebrates its past and future for 85th anniversary

Morphy Richards is embracing the past and the future of appliances with its celebrations for its 85th anniversary.

The brand has kicked things off with a hunt for the oldest working Morphy Richards appliance in the UK. Consumers are being asked to dig out their antique toasters and old irons to be in with a chance of winning a range of new Morphy Richards products. The owner of the oldest appliance may also be offered the opportunity to have it added to the Science Museum Group Collection as an example of technological innovation in the home.

The search is being run via Morphy Richards’s social media channels – @loveyourmorphy on Twitter, or @morphyrichardsuk on Instagram and Facebook – and further details can be found at

Morphy has also teamed up with CBeebies presenter, Grace Webb, from Grace’s Amazing Machines, to launch a summer holiday competition for children aged 4-11 years old to design an appliance fit for the future.

A Morphy Richards iron from the 1950s

Grace has created a dedicated online toolkit to guide children through the process, step-by-step, and spark their imaginations to help them design a useful appliance for the home.

The entries, which need to be submitted via the social media channels, will be judged by an expert panel from Morphy Richards and The Science Museum in London, and three winners will receive vouchers to spend in The Science Museum’s online gift shop.

Andreas Fredrikson, Category Director Home at Morphy Richards, said: “During our 85-year history we’ve created thousands of ground-breaking products which have stood the test of time and we want to celebrate that, whilst also looking to the future. We’re asking people to rummage around their kitchens and cupboards – or ask their grandparents and relatives to – to help us track down the oldest working Morphy Richards appliance.

“We also want to engage with budding young inventors about what they think will be the most useful appliances around the home in years to come. The Appliance of the Future could be helpful in the kitchen, make cleaning up quicker or could be something that makes chores simpler.

“Morphy Richards started as a small independent business back in 1936 and has grown to become a household name – we’re keen to highlight this journey so that Morphy Richards continues to be the brand that consumers request through our trusted network of retailers.”

The closing date for the oldest working appliance search is 15 August and the closing date for entries to the Appliance of the Future competition is 30 August.