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Can anyone recommend a good toaster?

(24 Posts)
beatie Tue 17-May-05 12:26:01

One that makes the outside of the bread golden brown without drying out the centre of the bread?

Mothernature Tue 17-May-05 12:27:09

use extra thick bread..

Tinker Tue 17-May-05 12:27:23

Budget? Everyone will say Dualit I guess. Don't get teh stainless steel (look) Tefal one - ours blew up in less than a month

beatie Tue 17-May-05 12:28:58

Hmm - probably not a Dualit budget. Are they really THAT good though?

Tinker Tue 17-May-05 12:30:54

No idea beatie - never been lucky enough to have one. I got a silver/stainless steel Russell Hobbs one half price in Sainsbury's recently (£12). Seems fine.

beatie Tue 17-May-05 12:30:57

pre-children and Pre-marriage, DH was very into buying expensive kitchen gadgets. Kitchen Aid blender, Panasonic Bread maker. He may be persuadable over the toaster if EVERYONE said the Dualit is the only way to make decent toast.

beatie Tue 17-May-05 12:31:56

Currently have a stainless steel Russell Hobbs and don't find it fine... although it may once have been fine. Perhaps we just need a new one.

Tinker Tue 17-May-05 12:33:50

Ah!. Hmm, well this is a new one...

Fio2 Tue 17-May-05 12:51:04

the grill is good

we have a sheep one that 'baaaaaa's" HTH

beatie Tue 17-May-05 12:57:25

I think gas grills make the best toast but we have an electric grill and it too dries out the bread. We usually use uncut thick sliced bread too.

alibubbles Tue 17-May-05 14:25:08

My dualit is crap at toast, it is either underdone or burnt, or done one side only, totally unpredictable!

mouseman Tue 17-May-05 14:29:18

We have had our dualit for about 10 years now and I love it - yummy toast and the best toasted cheese sandwiches on earth.

alibubbles Tue 17-May-05 14:52:22

I think mine was made on a friday afternoon, really should have taken it back by now!

spacedonkey Tue 17-May-05 15:10:04

I have a dualit 2 slice toaster and it makes the best toast ever - evenly toasted and hot

Hulababy Tue 17-May-05 20:56:00

Love our Dualit too Makes fab toast!

wheresmyfroggy Tue 17-May-05 20:59:13

Dualit all the way

vickiyumyum Tue 17-May-05 21:02:19

krups toater from john lewis is the best one we've had yet. it was about £45 only does 2 slices at a time but the best toaster i've had.
i had a dualit in pink that i sold on ebay for more than i paid for it! didn't like it as kept burning the toast as no pop up thing and kept forgetting to turn the timer down!

beatie Wed 18-May-05 09:26:35

Thanks everyone. I might go and check out that Krups toaster.

crunchie Wed 18-May-05 09:33:04

Funny enough I was thinking this. We had a nice one for a couple of years from Debenhams, but it blew up I bought a cheap and cheerful one from ASDA for £12 and it is crap. It barely fits one piece of sliced bread in each slot and either burns or doesn't cook one side of the bread.
I want a new toaster that fits all types of bread, crumpets, pitta etc and cooks it well

bunny2 Wed 18-May-05 09:52:43

me too. My Russel Hobbso ne is broken. What a timely thread!

Satine Wed 18-May-05 09:56:02

Another vote for Dualit (you soon get to know how far to turn the dial to get perfect toast so the lack of pop up mechanism doesn't matter). They last for ever.

bunny2 Wed 18-May-05 09:56:48

mine didnt - cost a fortune to get repaired so I binned it the second time it broke

TwinSetAndPearls Wed 18-May-05 18:29:34

Dualit. I fought a bitter custody battle to keep mine!

marthamoo Wed 18-May-05 18:42:18

Don't buy a DeLonghi - they are poopooplops.

Friend has a Dualit and swears by it.

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