This British born toaster was designed in the 50's by Max Gort-Barten. Although it was primarily designed for the commercial catering market, its classic appearance has led to its becoming trendy in the domestic market, described by The Observer as a "symbol of the kitchen porn 90s". For more Dualit history click here.
Last month I realized my dream. For once I went with my gut feeling to bid (& win) a Dualit on ebay. This one trick pony of a toaster was listed as "not working", but my husband can typically fix about anything. I did my research to determine if extra parts were easily available & made the leap to bid. Mr. Fix-it quickly diagnosed a broken switch & I ordered the part lickity split (again from ebay). The cost of the toaster, along with the replacement switch, along with the Scottish style breakfast I had to cook for my repairman as payment, came to a total of $46.45. The stainless four slot toaster retails for $340. My fix it husband said it was an easy repair.
I know I am not the first blogger on the block to write about Dualit, but I wanted those to know who also worship this timeless household appliance & don't want to pay the retail price; there is hope.
To get started on searching for an ebay buy, either used or new, click here. Don't trust ebay? I suggest buy.com & nextag.com to search for the best deals out there. For reviews on Dualit toasters I trust Williams - Sonoma. For replacement parts through ebay click here.
So now I too can be admired for my bling. I can't wear Chanel, but I have my Dualit toaster.