Cleaning a kitchen toaster is a relatively simple process that can help keep your toaster working well and looking good. Here are the steps you can follow to clean your toaster:
- Unplug the toaster: Before you start cleaning your toaster, make sure it is unplugged and completely cool to the touch.
- Remove the crumb tray: Most toasters have a crumb tray that collects crumbs and other debris that falls during toasting. Remove the tray and empty any crumbs into the trash.
- Wash the crumb tray: Once you’ve emptied the crumb tray, wash it with warm soapy water and dry it thoroughly before placing it back into the toaster.
- Clean the exterior: Wipe down the outside of the toaster with a damp cloth and a small amount of dish soap. Make sure to avoid getting any water or soap inside the toaster slots.
- Clean the interior: Use a soft-bristled brush or a dry toothbrush to gently brush out any crumbs or debris that may be stuck inside the toaster slots.
- Wipe down the toaster slots: Use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside of the toaster slots. If there are any stubborn stains or burnt-on debris, you can use a bit of baking soda mixed with water to create a paste and gently scrub the affected areas.
- Reassemble the toaster: Once you’ve finished cleaning all the parts of the toaster, reassemble it by putting the crumb tray back in and plugging it back in.
By following these simple steps, you can keep your kitchen toaster clean and in good working order.