How to Clean Toasters?
Cleaning a toaster is important, even though people routinely forget to include the toaster weekly or monthly clean-up. Nevertheless, if you want to get the best experience with your toaster, you need to know how to clean it. Here are the steps:
- First thing’s first: unplug the appliance. Always unplug appliances when cleaning them, no matter how safe or grounded they may seem. High wattage appliances can be killers if something goes wrong.
- Use a dry toothbrush to clean the grills inside the toaster. Do so gently, because that’s just bits of bread. Make sure that the toaster is on top of some old magazine or newspaper so you can catch the crumbs.
- Feel for the handle that allows you to pull out the crumb tray. The crumb tray is the toaster’s garbage deposit, so expect a lot of crumbs and dirt down there. Tap the crumb tray onto the sink or garbage bag and get rid of all the crumbs.
- Scrub the crumb tray with dish soap and some warm water. You can use a regular kitchen sponge. The crumb tray is made of metal, so it’s not that sensitive to cleaners. However, there is no need to use stronger cleaners in this situation.
- Take your toaster and turn it upside down with both hands. Could you give it a good shake? See those crumbs falling out? Yes, those are crumbs that are stuck at the sides of the toaster. Continue shaking until you get all the excess crumbs out.
- Wipe down the toaster from the outside with a damp cloth. Take the opportunity to inspect the wiring and the switches to see if anything’s broken.
- And you’re done! Your toaster is now clean. Push back the crumb tray and plug in your toaster again.