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Dualit Vario

Dualit Vario

4.3 from 12 reviews

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Reviews

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DJW

DJWGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Not living up to expectations

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I thought if I invested more in a good quality toaster, I'd acquire an appliance which would toast bread evenly. Sadly the Dualit has not lived up to that expectation. While the appliance itself looks great great, it does not toast evenly. I'm still cutting off burnt parts of toast while other areas are pale.

Date PurchasedJun 2016

Bill F

Bill FSydney

  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect Toaster

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Bring a piece of the UK home with this hand constructed toaster. Made of steel it’s built to last. Other manufacturers should use this as a benchmark for their own appliances. I am truly a proud owner. Toast comes out evenly cooked each and every time. Try not to touch the outside to avoid fingerprint marks.

Date PurchasedDec 2017
Rebecca Rose

Rebecca RoseMelbourne

  • 9 reviews
  • 15 likes

Perfect toast every time!

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So when you think about it, Dualit Vario's are not that expensive when you think about it in the long run, (( if you spend $100 every year on a toaster that ends up getting tossed out because it's terrible or just stops working, within five years you have wasted $500)) when you could end up spending the $400-$500 on the Dualit and have it for 15-25+ years :))

This toaster is incredible! I know many people with it and they have had theirs for ever! And I am so proud I am a new owner of this incredible toaster! Perfect toast, crumpets, gluten free toast, toasted sandwiches, muffins every time. It's fast, easy to clean and looks great in the kitchen.

Date PurchasedNov 2016
Tel

TelAU

  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Best available toaster

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Beautiful industrial look and feel and as a bonus it makes perfect toast.
You do need to set the timer by hand; there is nothing electronic in this purely mechanical device. You even need to raise the toast by pushing a little lever. Imagine!
The only reason it does not get five stars is that I miss my ancient Sunbeam radiant control toaster which was automatic beyond belief. It finally died and is not repairable due to parts not available.


Jane

JaneMelbourne

  • 3 reviews

Magnificent

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This is my second Dualit, my first, which I've had for 9 years, has been left behind with my daughter in Melbourne, and unable to live without it in London, I bought another, replacing the one which was in my flat when I rented it. Not only does this toaster make perfect toast, it looks wonderful in my kitchen. Although the elements are replaceable, I've never had to do so in 9 years, it polishes up beautifully too! The classiest toaster on the market.


10 years and still going strong.....

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I have had my 2 slice dualit toaster since 2002 and are very happy with it. I love the analogue feel of the timer, set it to 3 for crumpets 1.5 for toast. Has not missed a beat! I am upgrading ours to a shiny 4 slicer because we now have toast munching kids!!!!!
The sexiest toaster in the world. The manual timer.
Nothing.


TonyJ51

TonyJ51Brisbane

  • 4 reviews
  • 8 likes

Looks great but don't waste your money

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I bought the Dualit Vario, thinking I had finally found the nirvana of all toasters. The beautiful stainless steel case is indeed a work of art. However the beauty is only skin deep. Even when you finally figure out where to set the low-tech rotary timer for your first round of toast, the next round on the very same setting comes out charcoal.
Very uncool. A cheap and cheerful toaster from Kmart produces better results than this thing.
Stainless steel construction looks beautiful
Cannot cook two consecutive pieces of toast to save its life


Excellent

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Sico

SicoAU

  • 2 reviews
  • 7 likes

OK

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Maggie Madden
Maggie Madden

Excellent

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thedims

thedims

  • 2 reviews

Excellent

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I absolutely love this toaster, we've had our 4 slicer for 10 years & it's been fantastic. I love that the toast doesn't pop up, so if you can't get to it the minute it's done, toast stays warm until you lift it out. Toasts extremely evenly, so if you love your toast then you'll love this toaster.................. if any part breaks you can replace it rather than buying a new toaster. Shop around to get the best price!
Great toaster! Simple design with no fancy buttons. Stylish looking & will never out date. Quality is absolutely superior. Built like a tank.
Expensive, but well worth it.............. if you appreciate quality you won't mind paying for it.


stephenhw

stephenhw

  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Excellent

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One of my favourite possessions - absolutely love it. Sure, they cost a bomb but they last forever. I've been through three cars since I bought this beauty.
Looks fabulous & makes good toast.
I've had it for many years, used every day and never had a problem.
It cost a lot (but worth every cent).

Questions & Answers

Jezza

Jezzaasked

Is there anywhere in Melbourne that will service my Dualit Vario?

3 answers
Jane
Jane

All Appliances in Heidelberg or the Chef's Hat in South Melbourne will tell you where to go (not literally) as will Minimax Brighton, Camberwell and Toorak. Depending what's wrong with it, you can also buy elements from these people. and fit them yourself.

miss--m
miss--m

Hi Jezza

Not sure if this is still relevant as your post is a few months old. If you are near Ashburton, J&T Electronics 254 High St may be able to repair the toaster. Was there this morning and a Dualit was getting repaired.

They had nothing but praise for these toasters, wondering if it is worthwhile investing in one.

Nik
Nik

I just had a quote from a repair mob in Heidelberg to replace the timer dial on my Dualit for $140, plus $32 per element - I need five for a four-slicer! - and then labour costs to fit those as well! That's upwards of $300 to service and repair a toaster! Bahahaha, they've got to be kidding, right. No way should have to pay that much to repair a toaster that, it has to be said, never toasted all that brilliantly in the first place. Some of these reviews waxing lyrical stump me. I'm more in line with the ones that say only the first piece toasts properly - then watch out - and thick pieces of bread do burn. And that mechanical dial is terrible. I have three friends with this toaster and we all have broken dials. I bought it because of the concept that there were parts to repair it (loved the idea of no toaster going to landfill blah blah etc), without knowing the parts would require selling off a child or a kidney to fund it. It looks good on the bench, true, but that's the only plus this piece of rubbish appliance has going for it.


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