Cleaning Your Toaster

The toaster is one small appliance in the kitchen that is taken for granted because it is always there and available when you need it. As a result, it is also the small appliance that is most likely to be overlooked when things on the kitchen counter come up for cleaning. Yet, in order to keep the toaster working efficiently and of course, looking good on the countertop, it should be cleaned regularly.

Step No. 1 – Getting the toaster ready

Unplug the toaster from the wall outlet. You should never attempt to clean an electrical appliance while it is connected to the outlet. This can cause an electrical shock and damage the appliance. Move the toaster to the space you have allotted for its cleaning. Place the newspaper generously around to avoid getting crumbs everywhere.

If your toaster has a removable tray, then take it out, brush away the crumbs with the soft cloth and wash the tray. If your toaster does not have a removable tray, then turn the toaster upside down and shake the crumbs onto the newspaper.

Step No. 2 – Cleaning the inside of the toaster

Take your salt crystals and place some into the toaster slots. Cover the slots with tape or wrap a towel around the toaster, covering the slots, and fasten it in place with a rubber band. This step is necessary as you will now shake the salt in the toaster slots and you don’t want them to fall out. Shake well for a few moments so that the salt has some time to loosen any crumbs that may be lurking in the slots of the toaster. Remove whatever you used to keep the salt in place and turn the toaster upside down to shake loose the salt and any crumbs or other debris that may have been loosened.

Be sure that you have removed all of the salt from the toaster before you move on to cleaning the outside of the toaster.

Step No. 3 – Cleaning the outside of the toaster

Using the soft cloth you set aside for this job, soak it in white vinegar and wring it out. Clean the outside of the toaster with the damp vinegar rag. If you have anything that is hard to remove or stuck on the toaster, then use a little bit of baking soda with the vinegar to remove it. If your toaster is stainless steel, then use whatever the manufacturer recommended for cleaning the outside of the toaster.

Be sure that your toaster is completely dry before you plug it in to be used. Double check to be sure that all of the salt crystals are gone from the toaster slots and the toaster is dry. Now you can replug the toaster and use it.

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