I purchased the Dualit 2 slice toaster 8 years ago, before I had children and when I had cash to spare. I have to say I am glad that I did. Unlike other cheaper toasters, which I have had before, that die within 2 -3years the Dualit is still going strong and looks as good as new.
The Dualit toaster is mostly used within industrial and commercial kitchens. You will find them in most school canteens and the reason for this is that they are robust and able to last the distance.
THe Toaster itself is made from solid steel. Mine is white with a stainless steel panel at the front. It has very simple controls (just what a toaster needs) with a button to turn on 1 side or both sides, and a timer. It also has a handle to allow you to lower and raise the toast at the beginning and end of the cooking. Stopping the toaster from throwing the toast in the air when it is done. You can also then check the progress of your toast half way through without having to stop the toaster and restart.
The toaster also has a crumb tray at the bottom which allows you to collect the crumbs and dispose of them every now and then, without making a mess.
My only complaint with the toaster is that on occasion thickly sliced bread (the type which you cut yourself- doorsteps) can get stuck on one side. However, the handle allows you to release the toast without a problem.
It was an expensive toaster (over £100 8 years ago) and my husband thought I was crazy to purchase it. However, it was an investment and has certainly lasted well so far. It should have at least another 8 years left in it, making it a fantastic investment indeed.
One of the most extravagant purchases I ever made was when I got my Dualit toaster, at seventy two pounds from John Lewis it was a lot of money to spend on a toaster but it has been worth every penny in my opinion.
What I especially like is the width of the two slots on it which allow you to toast a whole variety of bread sizes and it will also handle waffles and crumpets as well in addition to the odd door step size of sliced bread. This is pretty useful as I never buy sliced bread and I'm not the greatest at carving bread. It also is big enough to take the pouches for making toasted sandwiches which you can get from Lakeland, my previous toaster could not handle these.
have the stainless steel c variety and it is very stylish, it has a handle to lower and raise the bread and a big black dial with various settings which acts as a timer. fnd the elements to provide a high level of heat so toast does not take very long. There is a removale crumb tray to make cleaning easy.
There is a red button that can be set to prepare one or two slices to save energy and there is also an interrupt button if you want to end the cooking early.
I do like how this product looks in my kitchen, it is hard wearing and easy to clean. The only downside is that it is a bit noisy with the timer running but at least you will not forget you have toast in it.
The Dualit Vario Toaster combines simplicity and sophistication perfectly With extra wide 28mm slots to accommodate a Sandwich Cage The award winning ProHeat elements a patented design which increases toasting efficiency & element longevity Toaster has a removable crumb tray and an adjustable rear foot Manually operated the Dualit toaster features switches to control the degree of browning and an ejector system which means that the toast does not pop up but stays warm until the ejector lever is pushed up / Short name: Dualit 20247