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Purchased the Dualit Architect 2 slice toaster based on reviews from this and other sites. Appears that some of these toasters perform well and others don't. Unfortunately, the unit I received from kitchenwarehouse has been very much a disappointment in almost all aspects. It certainly wasn't in the budget price range and so was expecting better results than bread that was toasted on one side and barely toasted on the reverse. Results were consistently irregular ranging from burnt to underdone. Have had superior results from Toasters costing half as much. To summary, very disappointed and would not recommend based on my experience.
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Best Toaster I have ever used
Toasts perfect, love the handle you can lift while toasting to have a peek, great for families 4 pieces at once or just use one side for 2 pieces, like two toasters in one as you can adjust settings so one side toasts more or less great if you have different things to toast at once. I had never seen Dualit brand before and since seen them used in a fleet at a restaurant. Happy to recommend
Uneven toasting. Not worth the money
So, we have had this Dualit 4 slice toaster for more than a couple of years and honestly, its only redeeming feature is that it looks like it should be a good toaster - without actually being one.
I have been unable to achieve even toasting without constantly extracting the bread and flipping so that we get a semblance of even browning. To be honest there are parts of the bread that won't toast at all if you are using wholemeal bread, as the heater elements are simply dysfunctional by design. It has been like this ever since it came out o...f the box and no amount of use or experience with the toaster has improved it. My grandmother, rest her soul, had a Sunbeam toaster, which is now some 40 years old, inherited by someone who was not me (sadly) and that toaster is still functional, without question the best toaster I have ever used for even and consistent toasting time and time again. This Dualit on the other hand will undercook the first lot of toasts, then, more often than not, par-char the next lot of bread you put in unless you turn the heat down. One of the primary motivators to buy this toaster, apart from the alleged high quality expected of a Dualit product, was the supposed ability to make toasties using the 'toasty cages'. Well, as it turns out, those sandwich cages are difficult to source in Australia, not to mention when I did purchase them, imported from the UK, a pair of those cages cost more than some new electric sandwich presses. I would rate those Dualit sandwich cages as utterly useless, because if you try making a cheese toasty in the Dualit toaster with those cages, the bread will be burnt black by the time the cheese melts, even on the lowest toaster setting and with a bucket of butter spread on the outside of the bread slices as recommended by Dualit to supposedly prevent the bread from burning. I believe the only way to 'melt' the cheese without having burnt bread using the sandwich cage, is to nuke the sandwich in a microwave before finishing it in the toaster on a really low setting - and that is hardly appealing. All up, this Dualit 4 Slice toaster has been a disappointing purchase. I am not sure which toaster the other reviewer here (Steve) actually intended to review, but we are at polar ends of our experiences. I would bet the farm that my experience is what you will find to be true should you intend to part with your hard-earned to get one of these. I am yet to find a toaster to match Grandma's aforementioned 40 y.o. Sunbeam, but if anyone does know of one, I would love a reply.
This toaster is great looking, better looking than it appears in photographs. I'm very pleased with the quality. The lever is easy to use which helps if you want to check on the toast while toasting without having to cancel the cycle. I would recommend this toaster especially for modern designer kitchens.
Poor quality, built down to a price
After 10 month the leaver started to become stiff. Now after 18 months it will hardly move. This is despite, regular emptying of the crumb tray. I wish I had kept my old tesco's teaster which still worked perfectly after 5 years. Dualit do not want to know as they say the guantee has run out. I would have expected an expensive toaster to have lasted a lot longer,
Mine has been great!
Thought I would finally leave a review on my 4 slice Dualit Architect after about 15 months of use, being 3-4 times a week using 1 or 2 sides.
I read with interest the other reviews of not toasting on both sides evenly and can relate to those views totally but strangely after a few weeks of use the toaster just seemed to do the toast evenly on both sides.
I have done the cheap toaster purchase time and time again but couldn't bring myself to pay around $400 for the genuine "Made in England" Dualit.
This Dualit was purchased from Myers for ...
Bought the 4 slot version from Myer. Looks great but we thought we would up grade the $4 (yes $4 - on clearance - stainless toaster bought from Coles a couple of years ago).
This is the worst toaster I have ever owned. There is no consistency of toasting between any of the elements. In fact toasting in the third slot gives well done on one side and hardly touched on the other.
Don't buy this..its awful
Not made in england
Myer now have a Dualit Architect range. Sales staff informed me the range isn't hand build in england but is Dualit designed. Bought the 4 slice toaster on special. Wanted to improve on my current uneven cooking toaster.
Well this thing was terrible. All 4 slot had the same issue. One side of the bread toasted nicely. The other not even a bit brown. By far the worst toaster I've had. Returned unit.
Doens't toast bothsides of bread.
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