There are numerous appliances in our kitchens and it is important to maintain all of them. One such appliance and perhaps the most overlooked is the toaster. Cleaning your toaster is very simple and is something that can easily be done every week.
How to Clean
- First, start by unplugging your toaster to avoid coming into contact with any electrical current while cleaning.
- Next, remove the crumb tray. The crumb tray can be found underneath your toaster; there is usually a small handle you can use to remove the tray at the back of the toaster.
- Once the crumb tray has been removed, take the toaster and turn it upside down to shake out the remaining crumbs. This should be done over a trash can or sink to prevent from creating a mess.
- Then wash the crumb tray with a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap. Make sure to dry the crumb tray completely before replacing inside the toasting unit.
- Wipe down the outside of the toaster with a damp micro, either using the same soapy water that was used to clean the crumb tray or with a multi-purpose cleaner of your choice.
- Lastly, replace the dried crumb tray and plug the toaster back into an outlet. Then you are all ready to start making that toast.
- Use an old toothbrush to remove crumbs from those small, tough to reach places inside of the toaster.
- If your toaster is stainless steel consider polishing it with a stainless steel cleaner.
- For those brown scorch/burn marks on your toaster try using distilled white vinegar. Using a cloth, dab a healthy amount of vinegar onto the burn mark. Let the vinegar sit and then wipe away with a damp cloth.
How do you keep your toaster clean? Do you use this method or any of these tips?