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★★☆☆☆

“Fire in the house!!”

Written on: 17/02/2013

Looks nice. Makes nice toast if you have your wits about you first thing in the morning.

If you unplug it after use (as Dualit recommend to avoid the fire hazard), you will find that when you do want to use it you have to remember to plug it back in. Sounds obvious, but the timer switch makes a loud clicking noise which gives you the impression it's making your toast, when in fact it is simply clicking loudly round and the toaster isn't switched on. This is a bit annoying but the problem is only that your toast is still bread.

But more annoying is the fact that your timer will stop working at some point and if your toaster is plugged in and the timer hasn't finished, it simply heats and heats and heats until your kitchen is on fire.

Unless of course you are standing there watching it make your toast for you as Dualit recommend. Then you can turn it off when you spot the fire.

I feel most aggrieved about this because £200 is an awful lot for a toaster and now my husband can say, "I told you so".