I have coveted the Dualit toaster for many, many years simply because of its stunning good looks and ease of use. In payment for redecorating my best friend's bathroom, I received a Dualit Vario Combi 2+1 as a present. I absolutely love it. You literally plug it in and you're good to go. I am a bagel-lover and the extra wide slots accommodate the thickest and freshest bagels you can buy. They come out toasted to perfection - crunchy on the outside and a perfect golden brown. One of the best things about the toaster is that even though you've put the time on for a specific time, you can check half way through toasting, without any loss of heat, by using the pop up lever at the front. The sandwich cage is another thing to crow about. We use it regularly to make sandwiches with obscure fillings and the toaster cooks them perfectly. Yes, the toaster is not cheap but it is definitely worth every single penny ... and more! I cannot recommend it enough
After getting over spending £130 on a toaster, I purchased one. I could not wait to get some bread in it to make some toast. 1 minute and 45 seconds it took to produce golden toast, twice as fast as my other - cheaper toasters. Very impressed. Because it toasts so much faster, it does not dry out the center of the toast, instead leaves the toast with a delicate cruchy outer, and fluffy, moist inner.
The element does not glow like other toasters, but all the energy is put into raw heat. The heating element is wound close together, unlike the cheaper ones which are spread apart. I have the three slice toaster which has a three way selector to make one, two or three slices, so energy efficient. Its a little wierd at first using this as you wind a mechanical timer each time to the setting you require, which is actually really easy to use after a few goes. It's nice to have it all manual as it makes you feel in total control. I love the way you can lift the toast while cooking, without turning off the heaters, allowing you to monitor the level of toasting, but I find set at 2 is perfect every time. Because there are no apparent hot spots on the elements, the toast comes out evenly toasted.
Overall, it just fells like a quality toaster, nothing tinny anywhere, very solid. Worth paying the extra, because no other toaster produces toast as light (and hot) as this one. The toast from my old toaster cooled very quickly, but bizarrly, toast from this toaster stayed hot on my plate for longer. Wierd.
Very much recommended for those who want the best, not the cheapest toaster. Worth every penny.
This is my trusty Dualit toaster which produces brown even toast every time. I had always wanted a decent toaster and at £135 it is a lot of money to pay for a toaster,
but I was so fed up with having to replace broken toasters after only six months use I decided to buy something that would last and it does look nice and shiny on my kitchen side. This particular model has three extra wide toast slots which are also capable of taking sandwich racks, (an optional extra at £12.99 each) which means you can make toasted cheese sandwiches/ ham sandwiches etc without making a mess of your toaster. It is also possible to switch off individual toast slots and only have the number of slots on that you wish to use. I have noticed that if you use this function sometimes the bread is not always toasted as evenly as it would be when you have all elements switched on. The toaster switches its self off via a simple timer switch which you wind up for as long as you want the toaster to toast for and once it has timed out the toaster switches itself off. The toaster comes with a facility for keeping your toast warm but without continuing to toast your bread, this is achieved by a lever on the front of the toaster which lifts the toasted bread out of the toaster just enough to stop it from being toasted any further but not to much that it goes cold, brilliant. The casing is of a chrome like finish which is easy to wipe clean and is extremely durable. I have had this toaster for two years now, it is used every day but still looks like new. It has a one year manufactures guarantee and a two year guarantee on the toasting elements which can easily be changed if necessary. Overall this is a great toaster but the price might put some people off.
The Dualit Vario toaster combines simplicity and sophistication perfectly. With extra wide 28mm slots to accommodate a Sandwich Cage and the award winning ProHeat elements, a patented design which increases toasting efficiency & element longevity, every 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.