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    Dualit Toaster - Cleaning Question

    I've got a Dualit Toaster that is at least 12 years old and looking at it the aluminium ends have got a bit marked. It sits next to the hob so I guess cooking spatter.

    I've looked on the Dualit site and they say use only a damp cloth which has no impact at all. Is there anything I can use to smarten it up or just live with it until it gets to the uneconomic repair stage. The chrome part has survived much better and buffs up a treat with a microfibre

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    Well, whilst I have my piny on, I clean our Dualit with Flash and a toothbrush to get the grease off, then polish with a non-abrasive alloy polish (not sovol).
    Trick is not to let it get too bad before you attempt to clean it off !

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    Use a mildly abrasive to fo a proper clean. Done ours many times.

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    But you’ll lose the patina and effect the value surely 

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    It’s bare aluminium, so it oxidises. If you dismantle the toaster you could polish those end cheeks to a mirror shine on a buffing wheel with some polishing compound. Be prepared to rinse and repeat as of course it will re-oxidise.

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    I use a bit of Brasso on ours , does the trick and, as it's a "keeper" any reduction in value is not an issue .......

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    We used pink stuff recently and came out great.

    Decided now in the new kitchen we don’t want a toaster & will revert to the oven grills. Another win for the sister I law.

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    A magic eraser would probably work. They're great on chrome, anyway.

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/...extra-power-x2

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    Quote Originally Posted by uptheaddicks View Post
    Well, whilst I have my piny on, I clean our Dualit with Flash and a toothbrush to get the grease off, then polish with a non-abrasive alloy polish (not sovol).
    Trick is not to let it get too bad before you attempt to clean it off !
    Thanks for that what alloy polish do you use please ? I've got some silver polish knocking about or is that too abrasive ?

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    All metal polishes are abrasive. Polishing oxidised aluminium necessitates removing the oxidised surface and for that you need abrasive! Those end cheeks on a Dualit toaster are massive so you won’t be polishing them away to nothing in this lifetime.

    As I said, a polishing wheel with stick compounds is best but if you’re going down the cloth and elbow grease route Autosol is as good as anything.

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    i dont know what part you are talking about but those toasters can be kept going with brand new elements

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post
    A magic eraser would probably work. They're great on chrome, anyway.

    https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/gol-ui/...extra-power-x2
    I use magic erasers on mine, from the pound shop. Cut off a bit a couple of inches square at a time. Also great for making stainless steel sinks shine, cleaning steering wheels - loads of applications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxboy View Post
    Thanks for that what alloy polish do you use please ? I've got some silver polish knocking about or is that too abrasive ?

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    Not all polishes are abrasive, I use a product called Brilliant Aluminium Polish which has a chemical action and used for classic bikes/cars etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taxboy View Post
    Thanks for that what alloy polish do you use please ? I've got some silver polish knocking about or is that too abrasive ?

    Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
    Not all polishes are abrasive, I use a product called Brilliant Aluminium Polish which has a chemical action and used for classic bikes/cars etc.

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    I use Method stainless steel spray on my Rowlett.

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