Peter Farran

Dualit Toaster

In Classics on December 29, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Dualit Toaster

Dualit Toaster

Creator: Max Gort-Barten
Created:
1952
Origin: Camberwell London UK

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The Dualit toaster is a commercial stainless steel toaster that has recently found favour in domestic kitchens due to its rugged good looks and built to last to last construction. The level of toasting is selected by means of a rotary mechanical timer and the toast ejected manually which allows the toast to be kept warm until ready for serving.

The Dualit toaster was created to cater for the needs of commercial kitchens in Hotels where a more rugged toaster was needed that could withstand the wear and tear of being used continuously day after day with minimal maintenance. The first of these toasters were made in 1952 and bore a recognisable resemblance to the Dualit toasters of  today.

The original factory was situated in Camberwell London and then moved to The Old Kent Road after the original site was the subject of a compulsory purchase order. Recently production was moved to a more modern premises capable of coping with increased demand from domestic customers. The designer of the Dualit toaster was a Max Gort-Barten of German origin who later settled in London and constantly strived to refine production and design of this classic toaster.


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