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Dualit toasters -worth the money?

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tubsywubsy Mon 28-May-12 18:22:24

We've got through loads of toasters in the past few years. They always seem to short out /go up in flames/just stop working. Our current model is the worst ever, it takes an age to toast bread to a satisfactory degree and the slots are too small for most slices, so you have to stop half way and turn the bread around to get it evenly toasted.Every time we go to buy a new one, we look at the Dualit toasters, but baulk at the price. I guess though, we could have bought one by now with the amount we've shelled out for all the others. So, are they any good and should we go for one this time? Your advice/ experiences would be very welcome.

Disappointedbuyer Thu 01-Nov-12 09:29:46

The one I am looking at is a 4 slice NewGen which is not the cheaper model. Should I avoid it? I can't find the original one in the shops any more.

noddyholder Thu 01-Nov-12 09:29:55

i think the toast stays hotter longer

Bluegrass Thu 01-Nov-12 09:58:16

You see them a lot in cafe's, hotels, even in the halls of residence at my old uni - lots of places where durability and cost rather than "style" are a big consideration. Often they are old warhorses too that have clearly been there for years. I think that is a good sign.

jlearner Thu 27-Dec-12 09:59:27

I got mine as a wedding present in 1995 and it's only just starting to show it's age, I think the elements are finally going, but it's been completely amazing for 17 years and outlasted my marriage by a decade. I'm definitely going to replace it with another Dualit, just got to decide which one.

RooneyMara Thu 27-Dec-12 10:15:29

We got one about a year ago after I saved up a load of M&S gift cards for a couple of years, and using a special offer code. (could never find any clothes I liked in there!)

It's really good...saying that I had our Morphy Richards one for about 7 years before that, and it's still fine, and in the cupboard as a spare blush but the dualit does 4 slices and is brill.

The timer used to annoy me but now I appreciate being able to set it for specific bread types etc. Only thing is I worryabout using it for two slices, as it says using the slots without any bread in them can damage the elements, and I know it heats up one side of the third slot iyswim. Sometimes I bung in the end bit of bread which gets toasted on one side.

PigletJohn Thu 27-Dec-12 10:16:43

You don't have to buy a new one, you just repair it.

That's the whole point.

jossy77 Sun 27-Mar-16 19:04:27

After spending most of my Life (45 years) Buying Russell Hobbs Kettles and being very pleased with the 6 or so years I got out of them ,I or I should say my other half decided to buy this swanky Dualit, looked great just like an old Russell Hobbs style kettle from the 70's .6 months later not so happy,the top lid had started to rust and then to make matters worse after about 14 months the kettle packed up !!! .we also purchased a Dualit toaster and that lasted 2 years and packed up.So If you want to pay for the name and get something sub standard with an appalling lifespan Dualit is for you!!! We contacted Dualit customer services who said that this was Quote " a Normal lifespan" and would not Replace the products but offered us a very small percentage of a replacement Dualit Kettle & Toaster....we said no.

jossy77 Sun 27-Mar-16 19:25:16

Sorry I should mention that we have had two Dualit toasters and one Dualit kettle and they have all done the same thing when they go.They blow the downstairs fuse

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