Best way to clean your toaster
14 May, 2019, 8:45 am
IF it’s high time you cleaned your toaster then this is for you.
After all it’s always important to clean up those crumbs to avoid further hazardous problems in your kitchen.
According to website goodhousekeeping.com, get in the habit of unplugging your toaster and other small appliances (like your toaster, oven or slow cooker) when you’re not using them.
“Occasionally inspect the cord for any normal wear and tear as well,” reported the website.
“Toss it if you see frayed or exposed wires, and avoid using any hand-me-down appliances. New devices have better safety features and every used gadget has a history you don’t know — for instance, it might have sat for years in a garage and gotten wet. To keep your toaster cranking, grab a few supplies and follow these simple steps.”
What you’ll need;
- A sponge or cleaning cloth;
- All-purpose cleaner;
- A small pastry brush or spatula; and
- Stainless steel cleaner
- Unplug the toaster and hold it over the sink or trash can
- Slide out the crumb tray and dump the contents.
- Give the toaster a shake to dislodge any bits stuck inside. Then turn it upside down and shake again to remove any large pieces that didn’t fall through the bottom.
- Knock off remaining crumbs with a small pastry brush or spatula.
- Clean the crumb tray with a damp sponge or cloth or if it’s removable, give it a quick wash in warm, sudsy water. Then rinse, dry, and reinsert it.
- Wipe the exterior with little all-purpose cleaner spritzed on a damp cloth or sponge. Pay close attention to the knobs, lever, and any crevices around the top slots where grease and crumbs accumulate. Wipe again with a damp sponge or cloth and buff dry.
- Polish any stainless steel with an appliance stainless steel cleaner to make it sparkle.