Dualit launches search for Britain's oldest toaster


British manufacturer Dualit has launched a competition to find its oldest working toaster as part of 70th anniversary celebrations taking place later this year.

While the company also supplies products to the domestic market, its kit is regularly used in hotels, cafes, B&Bs and restaurants.

And it is keen to hear from operators that have had their toaster for a substantial period of time and still getting life from it.

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To enter the competition, customers will need to take a photo of their toaster and a photo of the base or side plate label, as this holds the key information on when the toaster was made.

Photos must then be sent via email to dualit70@dualit.com or posted to Dualit’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Google+ pages including the tag #Dualit70 along with details on how long it’s been toasting.

Operators have until 9 October to get their entries in. The winner will be announced on 16 October, which marks the date when Dualit was officially incorporated.

The winner will receive a special prize comprising of a Dualit classic kettle, hand mixer, hand blender set, blender, coffee machine, milk frother, a selection of coffee and tea capsules, as well as a limited edition 70th anniversary, two-slot classic Toaster, which will be just one of seventy available.

Dualit was founded by Max Gort-Barten (CBE) in 1945 and remains an independently owned, third generation family business. Its inventive and entrepreneurial spirit is in more than 100 patents (granted, pending or expired), design registrations and trademarks the company holds