Toasters: Compare features & prices Dualit NewGen Vario review http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/reviews/toasters/dualit-newgen-vario/review/
The 2-slice Dualit NewGen Vario toaster has some handy features, including the option to heat just one slot - great if you have only one slice of bread to toast. We put this updated version of the iconic Dualit toaster through its paces in our labs to see if it matches its great looks with a great performance.
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2011-08-10 16:51:56.963 wrote:
Robust, simple to operate, easy to clean, reliable and from experience with old Dualit, easily repaired (by a qualified electrician). Single slot setting and cancel feature - all that I need in a toaster.
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What I like about this toaster is its low tech simplicity and old-fashioned solid engineering. Instead of all these electronic controls thinking for you, it just does exactly what you ask it.You have to estimate how far to turn the timer, but I find I have to do that with all toasters. If I've left the toast out of the freezer for five minutes before toasting, it needs a different time anyway, and the simplicity of the timer on this toaster means that if anything it's easier to adjust for these factors.Being able to lift the lever to check the toast, rather than trying to peer in, is great.I did agree with the review that the eveness of toasting wasn't good, to me that's the downside.Two things I think are incorrect about the review: - it does have a bagel (one sided) setting, this is the difference of the NewGen from previous models. - I don't think it's right to say it doesn't have a cancel feature. You just twist the timer round to zero, which the manual says to do (i.e. it doesn't strain the timer or anything like that).I think that buyers who like the low-tech approach as I do should consider this, despite the generally poor ratings.
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