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Dualit Toaster & Kettle Set (Avail. in Cream, Red or Black) Just £79.00 Delivered @ Housingunits!!!
Dualit Toaster & Kettle Set (Avail. in Cream, Red or Black) Just £79.00 Delivered @ Housingunits!!!

Dualit Toaster & Kettle Set (Avail. in Cream, Red or Black) Just £79.00 Delivered @ Housingunits!!!

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Toaster alone costs £57.69 from Argos with the Kettle costing £61.59!!!!

Toaster:
Cream.
Soft Touch non marking finish.
Bagel button to warm one side and toast the other.
A higher wattage for faster toasting.
Easy cleaning with a high quality stainless steel cover.
Extra wide 36mm slots.
Self centring.
Variable browning control.
Hi lift.
Cancel, defrost and bagel button.
Cancel and frozen.
Removable crumb tray.
Non slip feet.
Cord storage.

Kettle:
2.3kW.
Concealed element.
Rapid boil.
1.5 litre capacity.
Dry boil protection.
Safety cut out.
Removable, washable limescale filter.
Twin water gauge.
Oversized non drip spout.
Hinged lid.
Automatic switch off.
Neon power indicator.
Ergonomic heatproof handle for easy pouring.
Cordless operation.
360 degree base.
Non slip feet.
Cord storage.

37 Comments

These are the toasters that can handle larger sliced bread like Warburtons.

[QUOTE=kaits;4762941]These are the toasters that can handle larger sliced bread like Warburtons.[/QUOTE
Also you can repair them if they go wrong, rather than throw them away.

agent_c;4763118

Also you can repair them if they go wrong, rather than throw them away.



That's the Dualit Vario's rather than these consumer Dualit 'soft touch' toasters... They're nearly triple the price, but worth every penny....

For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!

£7 Asda specials FTW

Original Poster

andy182;4763788

For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!£7 … For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!£7 Asda specials FTW



LOL! Comment on the deal not you're inability to realise a quality product:whistling:

You'll not find these cheaper anywhere else.

andy182;4763788

For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!£7 … For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!£7 Asda specials FTW




That's like comparing a Corsa with a Ferrari. For what it is, it's a good price.

Oh I agree it is a good price for what it is, but they are expensive bits of kits for making toast and hot water

andy182;4763788

For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!£7 … For £79 I would want it to butter the toast and make the coffee for me!£7 Asda specials FTW


Agreed

One for 'brand victims' I think.
As if anyone would get a toaster repaired - where would you do that then? And how much? Postage too? Buy if you like and maybe this is a good price for one but don't try to kid yourself it's a 'sensible' purchase.

No doubt someone will complain about throwaways not being 'green' - fine theory but in the real world....

courtster;4763458

That's the Dualit Vario's rather than these consumer Dualit 'soft touch' … That's the Dualit Vario's rather than these consumer Dualit 'soft touch' toasters... They're nearly triple the price, but worth every penny....



I won a Vario in a competition and used it once - useless! They have a rotary on/off switch which also doubles as the browning adjuster so the consequence is that you can never get the same degree of browness every time - rubbish!

I now use a 20 quid 4 slice toaster that outperforms it in every way - same browness every time, quick re-heat [none on the dualit] defrost [none on the dualit] etc, etc, etc.

Dualit is a name to part foolish snobs from their money :thumbsup:

good price and as for the £7 asda jobbie, that would look well out of place in most kitchens.

kettle's aren't great, the finish on ours has come off within a year and its not exactly got the best 0 - 62 time....

Toasters are pretty funky - assuming it is the same as our 4 slice, the winding noise it gives as it is toasting is a bit annoying. But hot for the price

RedSkywalker;4763988

I won a Vario in a competition and used it once - useless! They have a … I won a Vario in a competition and used it once - useless! They have a rotary on/off switch which also doubles as the browning adjuster so the consequence is that you can never get the same degree of browness every time - rubbish!I now use a 20 quid 4 slice toaster that outperforms it in every way - same browness every time, quick re-heat [none on the dualit] defrost [none on the dualit] etc, etc, etc.Dualit is a name to part foolish snobs from their money :thumbsup:



Don't know how you come to the conclusion of inconsistent results if you only used it once?:whistling:
This is a different toaster than the vario range anyway, and yes, the varios don't have re-heat/defrost etc. They are designed to be used as a catering toaster, where people know what they are doing.

We've had a 3 slot combi for 11 years which was a wedding gift.
Used everyday, never missed a beat. You can buy all the spares too if it does go wrong.
They are designed for toasting 100's of pieces of bread a day, and are built to last,
not just a fashion statement.

Yep had my Dualit toaster for 9 1/2 years, use it pretty much everyday, my Dad says his toast at home never tastes as good as mine.......in this instance cheap ones are a false economy! Mine toasts perfectly the same each time, 2 minutes for the first 3 and then slightly less for subsequent ones as the toasters already hot!

I don't know how many kettles and Irons i've gotten through in that time, if anyone knows of a brand for either of them that lasts as good as this please let me know!

We got one of these a few months ago, I thought it would just be like any other toaster I've had, but I can honestly say hand on heart I've never tasted toast as good as this, I find I can eat it dry its so good. Its really crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

I know I sound like a salesman for it, but can't rate it highly enough.

get a Bosch.

We've got the toast and i hate my Dad said we can't have a new one tho.

Completely agree, the vario toasters are excellent, although mine took a few goes to get used to it - some 8 years ago, still going strong! Not so keen on the kettle, bought one from Cosco for about £30 inc vat, but it leaked after about 10 months, Costco refunded and we now use the 'basic' Tesco/Sainsbury kettles that cost about £5, last well and are cheap enough to be truly disposable!

DontRun;4766048

We've got the toast and i hate my Dad said we can't have a new one tho.



So what did your Dad do to make you hate him?

Sorry - by convention this site uses english only so that others can understand (just in case you've got something useful to add).

I brought one of these once and was not impressed with it at all.
I had wanted one for ages so spent the extra few pennies on one and it lasted less than 6 months before breaking down on me.

I have since gone back to me regualr £30 4 slice toaster and would never go back to one of these a total waste of money

Maybe I am missing something but they appear to be £75 now.

As mentioned this offer is for the soft touch toasters and not built to the same standards as the traditional (Vario) Dualit toasters. The main benefits of them are the style (choose your colour) and that they fit Warburtons in... but I don't believe the quality to be there. I had one for 13 months and it broke. I wrote to Dualit to say that I did not expect it to break within that time and they replaced with even though it was out of warranty. I think I may have had to send the old one back though.

Not sure what sort of kitchens people have out there, but imho it looks really nasty.

DontRun;4766048

We've got the toast and i hate my Dad said we can't have a new one tho.



this made me laugh :thumbsup:
I kind of get what you mean. Dad's always think everything should cost £1.

Ad arm;4764184

kettle's aren't great, the finish on ours has come off within a year and … kettle's aren't great, the finish on ours has come off within a year and its not exactly got the best 0 - 62 time....Toasters are pretty funky - assuming it is the same as our 4 slice, the winding noise it gives as it is toasting is a bit annoying. But hot for the price



Ditto that, our kettle has done a few years service, but is in far worse condition than other kettles I've used.

yabbas;4768045

Not sure what sort of kitchens people have out there, but imho it looks … Not sure what sort of kitchens people have out there, but imho it looks really nasty.


Matches if the kitchen is nasty too!

1950s Americana - goes well with a jukebox.

From some of the comments on here it sounds like the quality's not great either - at £79 I think you'd be mugged.

Checked out the reviews on Amazon on both the kettle and the toaster , I for one am staying well clear. I was attracted to this deal straight away due to 'brand recognition' although I suspect these 'home user' variants of their products seem totally different in terms of quality to those used in the catering industry.

I would listen to the reviews before splashing out your cash and if you are looking for a bit of quality in a named brand to compliment your kitchen , perhaps look at the more expensive, catering quality Dualit models which are the quality you would expect from Dualit.

rooney10;4769225

Checked out the reviews on Amazon on both the kettle and the toaster , I … Checked out the reviews on Amazon on both the kettle and the toaster , I for one am staying well clear. I was attracted to this deal straight away due to 'brand recognition' although I suspect these 'home user' variants of their products seem totally different in terms of quality to those used in the catering industry. I would listen to the reviews before splashing out your cash and if you are looking for a bit of quality in a named brand to compliment your kitchen , perhaps look at the more expensive, catering quality Dualit models which are the quality you would expect from Dualit.


Why on earth would anyone want a big ugly catering appliance designed to handle hours and hours of use every day? Now if you're running the local caf that's a different matter.

About as much sense as buying a double decker to take your two kids to school!

When I used to work in John Lewis they were not recommended, and the dualits where I work at the moment are constantly going wrong!

Besford;4772181

Why on earth would anyone want a big ugly catering appliance designed to … Why on earth would anyone want a big ugly catering appliance designed to handle hours and hours of use every day? Now if you're running the local caf that's a different matter. About as much sense as buying a double decker to take your two kids to school!


Why on earth should there be any choice at all ? , whatever you decide to be the best, I am sure will be spot on for everyone !

Some people may have big grand kitchens and in some peoples views (if thats allowable for others to have any that differ from yours?) a larger style toaster may well indeed compliment their kitchen. As far as the style of an appliance goes , isnt that a matter of opinion? Okay , it differs from your opinion but that doesnt mean everyone has to share the same one as you. Life would be so dull if everyone had the same things and there wasnt the choice we have available to us.
The fact that it is designed to handle heavy use is perhaps an indication that quality parts are used and just because its capable of hours and hours of use doesnt mean you have to use it that much does it ?

If you took your kids to school in a ferarri thats capable of doing 200 mph along 30mph roads, would this also be as silly? Just a thought ....

rooney10;4774767

Why on earth should there be any choice at all ? , whatever you decide … Why on earth should there be any choice at all ? , whatever you decide to be the best, I am sure will be spot on for everyone !Some people may have big grand kitchens and in some peoples views (if thats allowable for others to have any that differ from yours?) a larger style toaster may well indeed compliment their kitchen. As far as the style of an appliance goes , isnt that a matter of opinion? Okay , it differs from your opinion but that doesnt mean everyone has to share the same one as you. Life would be so dull if everyone had the same things and there wasnt the choice we have available to us.The fact that it is designed to handle heavy use is perhaps an indication that quality parts are used and just because its capable of hours and hours of use doesnt mean you have to use it that much does it ?If you took your kids to school in a ferarri thats capable of doing 200 mph along 30mph roads, would this also be as silly? Just a thought ....


Yes - (light blue touch paper and stand back! Such fun.).

Seriously, I suggest my comment was constructive, rational criticism of this brand obsession which has so many people hooked - of course other views will exist and mine can be easily ignored but it just might help someone way up the pros and cons and decide they don't need so called 'professional' kit at inflated prices for the occasional slice of toast. After all, this site is all about paying the lowest price for what you need isn't it? Seems to be supported by numerous posters (including your good self) suggesting it isn't very good anyway. I trust you are not suggesting that your view is OK but mine shouldn't be offered are you?

Besford;4775459

Yes - (light blue touch paper and stand back! Such fun.).Seriously, I … Yes - (light blue touch paper and stand back! Such fun.).Seriously, I suggest my comment was constructive, rational criticism of this brand obsession which has so many people hooked - of course other views will exist and mine can be easily ignored but it just might help someone way up the pros and cons and decide they don't need so called 'professional' kit at inflated prices for the occasional slice of toast. After all, this site is all about paying the lowest price for what you need isn't it? Seems to be supported by numerous posters (including your good self) suggesting it isn't very good anyway. I trust you are not suggesting that your view is OK but mine shouldn't be offered are you?


Your criticism is based on your own experiences of this brand then i take it ? If so, then great , please do explain the problems you had whilst you were the owner of a dualit toaster as this would definately be constructive to those interested in investing in a Dualit appliance.

Brand obsession I agree is ill-advised, without question. However that doesnt mean that every product should be discarded simply because you can buy an item that does the same job for less.
You can buy a Ford Fiesta for £3000 or you can spend £30000 on a relatively top end Audi A6 , both get you from A - B but one ooozes style and class and is made with higher quality plastics, uprated parts and it would be fair to assume that the lifespan of the Audi would be greater than that of the Fiesta due to the higher quality parts used in the manufacturing, right?

I had no idea this site was all about paying the lowest price for what you actually need. I suggest then that nobody post deals of any product whereby a cheaper alternative can be had (even if its better quality) as apparantly this is not what this site is all about.

My post by the way suggested that the reviews for this particular model should be looked at as they indicate that the quality is short of what you would expect from this brand/price. I suggested perhaps looking at other models within the duality range which would offer a better quality product for those in the market for a top-end toaster , perhaps to compliment a large, grand kitchen with lots of stainless steel appliances.

Anyone had any experience with the long slot dualit.... have seen a few bad reviews... Im after a long one for scottish plain loaves.

rooney10;4777247

Your criticism is based on your own experiences of this brand then i take … Your criticism is based on your own experiences of this brand then i take it ? If so, then great , please do explain the problems you had whilst you were the owner of a dualit toaster as this would definately be constructive to those interested in investing in a Dualit appliance.Brand obsession I agree is ill-advised, without question. However that doesnt mean that every product should be discarded simply because you can buy an item that does the same job for less.You can buy a Ford Fiesta for £3000 or you can spend £30000 on a relatively top end Audi A6 , both get you from A - B but one ooozes style and class and is made with higher quality plastics, uprated parts and it would be fair to assume that the lifespan of the Audi would be greater than that of the Fiesta due to the higher quality parts used in the manufacturing, right?I had no idea this site was all about paying the lowest price for what you actually need. I suggest then that nobody post deals of any product whereby a cheaper alternative can be had (even if its better quality) as apparantly this is not what this site is all about.My post by the way suggested that the reviews for this particular model should be looked at as they indicate that the quality is short of what you would expect from this brand/price. I suggested perhaps looking at other models within the duality range which would offer a better quality product for those in the market for a top-end toaster , perhaps to compliment a large, grand kitchen with lots of stainless steel appliances.


My comment clearly stated that others (yourself included) considered it to be suspect quality - that's received wisdom from this site, not personal experience and I never claimed it to be. The core of my personal comment (which may help some, though not yourself) was that a private kitchen does not need a piece of kit which is claimed to be for professional use, which posters were suggesting this is. Interesting, though, if this 'professional' toaster is actually not very good as suggested - that's factual support for my contention that you'd be mugged if you went for it on the basis of its durability. Maybe if it had a cast iron, no quibble, 10 year guarantee then you'd be getting value for the inflated price. The nearest I come to personal experience of such kit is a recent comment from my brother. His (ex) wife bought one of these things, largely to impress visitors (doubt that it did). He inherited it and hates the big, ugly, clunky thing and looks forward to the day it expires so he can justify buying himself a proper one.

On the wider point, it seems to me that for the last 10 years or so, so called 'designer brands' have been an excuse to hike prices enormously and then fool people when they are reduced to something a little less. Sadly, in recent years, often with money they didn't have (hence the high levels of debt in this country). At the end of the day it's still an ugly (in my personal opinion) toaster and kettle for eighty quid! Based on quoted reviews you could do far better for probably half that or less with decent (branded if you wish) domestic appliances. Does anyone even know if this is actually made by a respected professional catering equipment manufacturer or, for example, have they cynically licensed the brand to someone who manufactures for Tesco too (it happens widely you know)? Does anyone know if it really can be repaired at a realistic cost if it breaks down, which you'd expect for professional kit? I'm asking if there is real added value at this inflated price or is it just about 'brand'?

After 30 years in the car industry I doubt there's much you could teach me about comparative quality (a term with many different meanings) and reliability - for example there is limited correlation between brand/price and these factors: some of the most prestigious brands have a pretty mediocre reliability record on a comparative basis (there are actually very few poor cars any more), though maybe you'll enjoy the leather seats, 'superior plastics' and 15 speaker stereo while you wait for the AA? Also, new car prices are pretty meaningless since it's one of the few consumer durables with a residual value when you've finished with it so what's more expensive initially may actually prove cheaper in the longer term (depreciation is by far the highest cost of car ownership). Your comment regarding the Fiesta/Audi is missing the point. Actually, if you do most of your driving locally, rarely carry more than 4 people or much luggage, seek lower tax, insurance, fuel costs, etc. then the Fiesta (actually from about £8K) is probably the better choice, but they are both passenger cars aimed at private users; the Audi isn't even charging much brand premium, mostly because it's barely a premium brand anyway. The more relevant comparison here might be between the Fiesta (a highly regarded little car) and a Hummer; or looked at another way, a Mondeo (superb car by any objective measure) and the Audi.

By the way, I drive a 'prestigious' brand knowing full well I could get something similar with a mass market badge for much less - we all have our weaknesses! I wouldn't extend that to 1950s toaster though.

Actually I think we're largely in agreement but for some reason you seem to object to another strongly expressed view (made with tongue firmly in cheek).

gram333uk;4777476

Anyone had any experience with the long slot dualit.... have seen a few … Anyone had any experience with the long slot dualit.... have seen a few bad reviews... Im after a long one for scottish plain loaves.




Racist

Besford;4779298

My comment clearly stated that others (yourself included) considered it … My comment clearly stated that others (yourself included) considered it to be suspect quality - that's received wisdom from this site, not personal experience and I never claimed it to be. The core of my personal comment (which may help some, though not yourself) was that a private kitchen does not need a piece of kit which is claimed to be for professional use, which posters were suggesting this is. Interesting, though, if this 'professional' toaster is actually not very good as suggested - that's factual support for my contention that you'd be mugged if you went for it on the basis of its durability. Maybe if it had a cast iron, no quibble, 10 year guarantee then you'd be getting value for the inflated price. The nearest I come to personal experience of such kit is a recent comment from my brother. His (ex) wife bought one of these things, largely to impress visitors (doubt that it did). He inherited it and hates the big, ugly, clunky thing and looks forward to the day it expires so he can justify buying himself a proper one.On the wider point, it seems to me that for the last 10 years or so, so called 'designer brands' have been an excuse to hike prices enormously and then fool people when they are reduced to something a little less. Sadly, in recent years, often with money they didn't have (hence the high levels of debt in this country). At the end of the day it's still an ugly (in my personal opinion) toaster and kettle for eighty quid! Based on quoted reviews you could do far better for probably half that or less with decent (branded if you wish) domestic appliances. Does anyone even know if this is actually made by a respected professional catering equipment manufacturer or, for example, have they cynically licensed the brand to someone who manufactures for Tesco too (it happens widely you know)? Does anyone know if it really can be repaired at a realistic cost if it breaks down, which you'd expect for professional kit? I'm asking if there is real added value at this inflated price or is it just about 'brand'?After 30 years in the car industry I doubt there's much you could teach me about comparative quality (a term with many different meanings) and reliability - for example there is limited correlation between brand/price and these factors: some of the most prestigious brands have a pretty mediocre reliability record on a comparative basis (there are actually very few poor cars any more), though maybe you'll enjoy the leather seats, 'superior plastics' and 15 speaker stereo while you wait for the AA? Also, new car prices are pretty meaningless since it's one of the few consumer durables with a residual value when you've finished with it so what's more expensive initially may actually prove cheaper in the longer term (depreciation is by far the highest cost of car ownership). Your comment regarding the Fiesta/Audi is missing the point. Actually, if you do most of your driving locally, rarely carry more than 4 people or much luggage, seek lower tax, insurance, fuel costs, etc. then the Fiesta (actually from about £8K) is probably the better choice, but they are both passenger cars aimed at private users; the Audi isn't even charging much brand premium, mostly because it's barely a premium brand anyway. The more relevant comparison here might be between the Fiesta (a highly regarded little car) and a Hummer; or looked at another way, a Mondeo (superb car by any objective measure) and the Audi.By the way, I drive a 'prestigious' brand knowing full well I could get something similar with a mass market badge for much less - we all have our weaknesses! I wouldn't extend that to 1950s toaster though.Actually I think we're largely in agreement but for some reason you seem to object to another strongly expressed view (made with tongue firmly in cheek).


Who said that the toaster in this deal was a 'professional' one or designed for the catering industry ?
I certainly didnt and neither did the OP by the looks of it.

I suspect the toaster your brother inherited was an older model by your description , retro and modern looking toasters I believe are available in the Dualit range. The one my mate bought last year looks stunning sat on his granite worktop in his hand made solid oak kitchen with his big stainless steel 'range' double oven and fancy extractor hood. It is by no means 'big' , 'ugly' or 'clunky' . I guess you just have to pick the right model thats suits you , like you did with your car.
I would imagine the very same toaster sat in a 9' x 7' kitchen you have just paid £4000-£5000 to have fitted may very well look rather out of place but in a large (20' x 18') kitchen worth around 35k it can look the bo*****ks.

I have no objections to any constructive criticism but your post is just based on the fact that you dont like the look of it and that you can get one that does the same thing for less money and thats the point I am trying so hard to get across to you. I dont quite understand how you can justify 'i dont like it , its big and ugly' and 'you can get a toaster cheaper' as being constructive , lol.

If your 'prestigious' brand car was posted as a deal for example for lets say £40,000 and it usually sold for around £55,000 would it then be constructive for people to add their negative comments to the thread because you could get a car cheaper and that they didnt like the style very much ?? I'd have said that comments like that were rather pointless, wouldnt you ?

rooney10;4781218

Who said that the toaster in this deal was a 'professional' one or … Who said that the toaster in this deal was a 'professional' one or designed for the catering industry ? I certainly didnt and neither did the OP by the looks of it. I suspect the toaster your brother inherited was an older model by your description , retro and modern looking toasters I believe are available in the Dualit range. The one my mate bought last year looks stunning sat on his granite worktop in his hand made solid oak kitchen with his big stainless steel 'range' double oven and fancy extractor hood. It is by no means 'big' , 'ugly' or 'clunky' . I guess you just have to pick the right model thats suits you , like you did with your car. I would imagine the very same toaster sat in a 9' x 7' kitchen you have just paid £4000-£5000 to have fitted may very well look rather out of place but in a large (20' x 18') kitchen worth around 35k it can look the bo*****ks.I have no objections to any constructive criticism but your post is just based on the fact that you dont like the look of it and that you can get one that does the same thing for less money and thats the point I am trying so hard to get across to you. I dont quite understand how you can justify 'i dont like it , its big and ugly' and 'you can get a toaster cheaper' as being constructive , lol.If your 'prestigious' brand car was posted as a deal for example for lets say £40,000 and it usually sold for around £55,000 would it then be constructive for people to add their negative comments to the thread because you could get a car cheaper and that they didnt like the style very much ?? I'd have said that comments like that were rather pointless, wouldnt you ?


At the core of this whole debate is whether you are actually getting something better for so much more money (which would be good) or are just being 'blinded' by a brand. I said my view of its style is a personal view.

As I said before, I think we're largely in agreement. You obviously want the last word so please be my guest.........

Besford;4781789

At the core of this whole debate is whether you are actually getting … At the core of this whole debate is whether you are actually getting something better for so much more money (which would be good) or are just being 'blinded' by a brand. I said my view of its style is a personal view.As I said before, I think we're largely in agreement. You obviously want the last word so please be my guest.........


Not fussy about 'the last word' so please feel free , lol .....

Mark300ZX;4780106

Racist



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what length of bread can you get in these? I dont like 3/4 of my toast done!!
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