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Are dualit toasters really worth the money?

75 replies

deathb4decaf · 08/07/2019 16:06

Need to replace my toaster. I usually just buy any cheap one. Buuuut I really like the look of the dualit ones, are they worth all that money? I want something that looks nice out on the worktop as we have open plan kitchen diner. Alternative cheaper options very welcome!

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TheFlis12345 · 08/07/2019 17:12

We live ours and it roasts perfectly evenly. My in laws one is over 20 years old and still looks practically new!

Takeittotheboss · 08/07/2019 17:15

I got mine nearly 30 years ago and replaced one element in that time. Assuming they haven't dropped their standards, I'd say it's definitely worth it. I love it.

omione · 08/07/2019 17:17

My Morphy Richards is 10 years old and cost £14, it replaced a Dualit that i bought i Germany for 40DM (£25) in the early 90s. They are only for toasting bread !

babysharkah · 08/07/2019 17:17

My Russel Hobbs imitation is 15 years old and cost £30. Never had a problem. I can't justify that amount of money on a toaster!!

uggmum · 08/07/2019 17:18

I have one. It's about 18 years old. Still going strong

I got mine from Costco. They are good value there

CitadelsofScience · 08/07/2019 17:20

Definitely worth it, the thought of chucking cheaper ones out and filling landfill up is not great. They're still handmade I believe in Crawley? Repair rather than replace is better.

I swear it makes much better toast too.

CitadelsofScience · 08/07/2019 17:21

I should say, ours is a Classic one and not one of the newer cheaper versions I saw in Argos.

user1498572889 · 08/07/2019 17:22

Dualities toasters are the best I have had mine 15 years has not gone wrong yet but I know how to fix it if it does. Word of warning there are different types of dualit choose the older looking one with the smooth sides they are a bit more expensive than the one with the rippled sides they are more difficult to fix and are cheaper.

Scampersaur · 08/07/2019 17:28

I had a Dualit toaster and it didn’t toast very evenly. But the reason I would never buy another is that it electrocuted and toasted a house mouse. My sister was staying and put bread in to toast late one night. There seemed to be an unusual amount of smoke and she commented that the toast tasted a bit strange. The next morning I decided to investigate the problem and as I tried to pull the crumb tray out it wouldn’t budge. After some force it came out with a shower of crumbs and looking a bit furry. I looked through the slot it had come out of and there was the poor deceased mouse’s blackened body. It must have been visiting the crumb tray for a snack just as we came home from a night out fancying toast, and electrocuted as the lever went down. Luckily my sister isn’t as squeamish as me and wasn’t quite as disturbed by having eaten mouse-smoked toast as I was to discover my new flat had mice.

Jaxhog · 08/07/2019 17:29

We've had ours for over 15 years, and it's still working ok.

Toddlerteaplease · 08/07/2019 18:05

We had one at work. I hated it. It only toasted one side.

Cannyhandleit · 08/07/2019 18:15


RezCowgirl · 08/07/2019 18:42

Yep, they've been the toaster in every commercial kitchen I e worked in.

deathb4decaf · 08/07/2019 18:43

Is this the better version?

Are dualit toasters really worth the money?
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deathb4decaf · 08/07/2019 18:45

Thanks for the replies! It seems people love them or hate them Confused

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ThomasFurious · 08/07/2019 18:51

Scampersaur Shock

Ours is about 24.

Celticdawn5 · 08/07/2019 18:51

Ive had one for over 10 years.Wouldnt bother again, just had it in my head that I wanted a ‘design classic’ . Daughter commented £200 for a toaster that doesn’t pop up when the toast is cooked was a bit much. I Didn’nt even know that at the time.I have to mention to house guests not to wander off mid toast making session.
It’s bulky too and lives in a cupboard as I’m short of work space.

Belindabelle · 08/07/2019 18:54

I have the 4 slot version of that bought 20 years ago second hand from a cafe that was closing. It is at least 25 years old is used daily and looks brand new. We have replaced 2 elements in that time.

WineGummyBear · 08/07/2019 18:56

Nope. Not by a long chalk. Was given mine by a relative and it's mediocre.

It does look nice.

RottnestFerry · 08/07/2019 19:22

I Didn’nt even know that at the time.I have to mention to house guests not to wander off mid toast making session

Why? I do. The toast is still there when I get back.

ContinuityError · 08/07/2019 20:20

I have a Dualit Architect 4 slot toaster, but 2 slots packed up just out of warranty. It toasts OK, but no better than our previous Morphy Richards.

A Dualit espresso maker also packed up after a year (pump went), but that one was under the Costco guarantee.

So not a Dualit fan here.

flowerstar19 · 08/07/2019 20:20

This is so interesting as just planning on getting one! Should we be going for the Classic over a Lite? Are they quick? Our current ancient toaster is just too slow!!!

StarlightLady · 08/07/2019 20:34

I never managed to get it to toast evenly. I took it to the tip in the end.

SoupDragon · 08/07/2019 21:50

It only toasted one side.

That will simply have been because it needed a new element.

NannyR · 08/07/2019 22:00

I don't rate them to be honest, I've worked in several houses that have had them and I've never got an evenly browned slice of toast out of one. I have an £11.99 Kenwood toaster from Morrison's in my own kitchen and the toast is just as good.

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