Dualit Toasters: Are They Worth the High Price Tag?

We are in the market for a new toaster, and we are so drawn by the rave reviews and sleek retro lines of Dualit toasters. But the prices are seriously hefty! Are these toasters worth it?

Dualit toasters have been around since the 1950s or so, when a German entrepreneur began a small factory building toasters in the United Kingdom. The toasters are all still built by hand (with the assembler's stamp on each) in this factory, and they are known for their nearly indestructible professional quality.

The prices are steep, though; the four-slice toaster pictured above sells for nearly $300!

Dualit 4-Slice Toaster, $267 at Amazon

Dualit has also released a "Lite" line of their toasters, which are still expensive but much less so than their classic lines. We're curious how these stack up to the originals.

Dualit 25371 Lite 2-Slice Toaster, $83 at Amazon

Do you have a Dualit toaster? Do you like it? Was it worth the high price?

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