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Sustainability for Success

"Switching focus to cater increasingly to a UK lockdown has been on the agenda for most hot beverages and cold brew suppliers during 2020 - and many are facing 2021 confidently, with strong plans to back their brands." - The Grocer Guide to Hot Drinks & Cold Brew

We spoke to The Grocer about the trends that we've seen in the coffee industry over the last year admidst a global pandemic, as well as our plans for the future of Dualit and how we are working to become an increasingly sustainable and forward thinking company.

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Preparing for a Picnic

With Summer fast approaching and the promise of sunshine and warmer weather, what better way to relax and enjoy the outdoors than by dining out in the open with a homemade picnic hamper, full of sweet treats and savoury surprises for a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner!

These picnic boxes make the perfect choice for a socially distanced gathering once COVID restrictions begin to ease, enabling you to spend some quality time with a small group of your nearest and dearest. They also make great gifts for friends and family that you haven't been able to see - simply drop at their doorstep on special occasions to show them a little love and appreciation.

From simple salads, sandwiches and scotch eggs to energy balls, granola bars, baked goods and jellies, the possibilities for picnic hampers are endless. We've put together a selection of our favourite summertime recipes for you to add to your bag, alongside some suggestions for how you can pack up your food in an easy, sustainable and mess-free fashion.

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How to Make Pour Over Coffee

At its simplest, Pour Over Coffee is made by pouring a slow, steady stream of hot water over coffee grounds through a filter, directly into a cup. Whilst seemingly simple, the process requires practice, patience and precision. From the temperature of the water and the speed with which you pour to the grind and volume of the coffee - there are numerous factors that go into making it correctly. However, it's well worth spending the time perfecting the art of making Pour Over Coffee, as the finished product is a full-flavoured but delicate cup of coffee with more nuance and subtlety than you'd get with a traditional coffee machine.

We've put together a handy step by step guide to help you unleash your inner coffee connoisseur and make the process easier than ever.

We've used our Pour Over Kettle and Drip Through Coffee Filter to make ours!

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Gift inspiration for Mother’s Day

Spoil Mum with something extra special this Mother's Day or simply treat yourself or a loved one to something new!

No matter the budget, it really is the thought that counts and Dualit has a host of options for you to make your Mum smile.

Read our helpful gift guide with thoughtful ideas to show Mum, or someone special, how much you care.

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How to make the best Cheese Toastie

With our versatile Toasters and renowned Sandwich Cages, we like to consider ourselves cheese toastie connoisseurs. From the type of bread and cheese that you choose, to the fillings, accompaniments and toasting time, there's a lot to take into consideration when trying to build the ultimate cheese toastie.

We've asked our inhouse recipe developer, Paulene Enigbokan, to put together some of her top tips to help you make the toastie of your dreams!

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Dualit’s Fairtrade Commitment

Here at Dualit, sustainability and ethically sourced products are of the upmost importance. Our Managing Director, Leslie, and his son, Alex Gort-Barten, take pride in supporting sustainable initiatives - from reducing waste with our repairable Classic Toasters and Kettles, the patented EcoPress Aluminium Capsules Recycler and our industrially Compostable+ Coffee Capsules, to giving back to society and the workers that bring our products to life.

One such initiative is Fairtrade - "Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world."¹ Fairtrade is a global movement that is represented by the Fairtrade Foundation and works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade fair.

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Pancake Day Recipes

Thought to originate from the time of Anglo-Saxons, Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, typically celebrated by the consumption of pancakes.

Whilst lemon and sugar is a classic combination for the traditional pancake, here at Dualit we like to do things a little differently. We've put together some suggestions for how you can take the flavours of some traditional baked goods and savoury dishes and apply them to our Basic Pancake recipe to make this Shrove Tuesday more exciting and delicious.

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Smoothie Pick and Blend

We've put together a handy guide to help you identify the benefits of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, so you can build your own delicious smoothie to your tastes, preferences and needs!

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A Healthy Start to the New Year

New Year's Resolution:

'A promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year'*

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Christmas Menu Inspiration

With Christmas just around the corner and preparations for the big day well underway, it's imperative to have a plan for Christmas dinner. Even if it will just be for those at home this year, celebrate in style with a selection of our favourite festive recipes, planned into a menu.

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