Keeping my toast British

Moving to a new country is always a challenge, but going from Switzerland to the US adds the additional complexity that everything runs on a different voltage. So while computers and chargers can generally cope, things like kettles and hairdryers have no chance. My beloved British-made Dualit toaster sadly falls into the latter class.

Dualit toaster

Rather than spend $259 for a new toaster, I figured there must be a way to convert it to work okay over here, but couldn’t find any definitive evidence. I took a crazy risk on a £39.99 set of replacement elements for a 110V Dualit on ebay which arrived in a couple of days and turned out to be perfect.

All you need to do is unscrew the bottom and switch out the elements. It’s a little fiddly, but this guide will help if you’re scared. Swap out the plug and 20 minutes later you can enjoy your first slices of warm toast. Apparently it sells pretty well over here.

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