Dualit picks up a highly acclaimed award from one of the most respected consumer testing bodies in the country.
This December, Dualit saw the ever-popular Vario toaster win the Design Superstar award at the 2008 Good Housekeeping Consumer Awards. Comments from the judge Helen Peavitt, curator of Consumer Technology at the Science Museum, included:
"From the simple metal body to the clockwork timer, every part of this toaster is well thought through."
"A perfect union of form and function mean it's stylish, tactile and easy to use."
"In our throwaway culture, it's great to be able to nominate an appliance that's designed to last."
The Vario toaster stands apart from the crowd as a truly British, robust design classic that is a million miles away from the bland looks of many other toasters. That's because the Vario toaster is based on a commercial design and is built to last.
When Max Gort-Barten designed, engineered and built the first Dualit toaster in 1945, he wanted to create a product that would make the best toast in the world. Today, each Dualit Vario toaster is assembled by hand here in the UK, much as it always was, and features the assembler's individual mark on the base plate. Toasters remain at the heart of the brand, and retain enormous appeal among domestic users and professional chefs.
The Dualit design philosophy has always been one of quality and individuality - combining excellent engineering with functionality to give years of reliable use. All of the parts are replaceable or can be fixed, and most importantly the patented ProHeat element can always be replaced if anything goes wrong. It is this philosophy and these characteristics that really make the Vario toaster a Design Superstar and a true winner in all aspects.
The Vario toaster is available in 2-slice, 3-slice, 4-slice and
6-slice and a variety of colours including the ever-popular
Key features of the Vario toaster are:
- Handmade in the UK
- All parts fully replaceable or repairable
- Heavy duty construction: built to last
- Award-winning ProHeat elements, guaranteed for 2 years
- Manually operated ejector lever to keep items warm until needed
- Adjustable foot on base to keep them steady on uneven countertops
- Removable crumb tray for easy cleaning
- Mechanical timer controls toasting
- Extra wide 28mm slots to accommodate large items or the
optional sandwich cage