Excerpt: The Dualit toaster is the Rolls-Royce of toasters. The toaster is solid, heats evenly and consistently, and well made. It cleans up easily, has solid controls, and will live for years and years. It also looks good on the counter - classic and enduring.
Pros: Even Heating, Excellent Heating, Lots of Room
Excerpt: We had to finally retire a classic 1950s Sunbeam toaster bought at a garage sale. We'd used it do close to 20 years. This Dualit is retro like the Sunbeam. And the rumor that the Queen of England uses one was a plus for my English husband. This was his birthday gift this year.
Pros: Cool Retro Looking, Crumb Tray Easy To Use, Even Heating, Keeps Toast Warm, Toasts In 2 Minutes
No better than any other toaster, but 10 times the price!
15 January 2014
Summary: No better than a $25.00 toaster… Who needs to pay all that money and then have to preheat every time… And still get uneven toasting… Thanks to Amazon's great return policy we were saved for wasting a whole lot of money on this no-better-than-average toaster.
Dualit 2-Slice Toaster Chrome, what a cool Toaster.
Gary Seldon, Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: This is a quality made toaster, designed very well, the toast as others have said once toasted brings out flavors that a cheap toaster could never bring forth, High makes to Amazon that stated this toaster was like new, yet could not be sold as a brand new toaster, good job Amazon, and to the crafts...
Excerpt: This 2-slice toaster is especially great for bagels and bread. I purchased this toaster as a replacement for my old Kitchen Aid and cannot be happier. The slots are much larger than those of the toaster I owned previously.
Summary: I have owned a total of 2 Dualit toasters at different times. I purchased them because I figured all toasters are going to work in about the same way and these looked particularly nice in my kitchen. Unbelievably, I have had the same issue with both toasters...the heating elements on one side fail.
Summary: If the ridiculously bad reviews scare you, like they did me, check out the PDF linked instructions here on Amazons product page. You can read for yourself how easy this is to use and how wrong most of the bad reviewers were on first their use and then the various flaming reviews posted.
Summary: I can't complain about the little quirks because this toaster was a gift that was bought at Williams Sonoma. In the early days there were many times that I wanted to get rid of it, but couldn't justify it since it worked.