How to clean a pop-up toaster

Your toaster usually tends to build up carbon and crumbs over time. It is one of your smallest kitchen appliances and it will not take a lot of time to clean. So you’d better give it a good cleaning at least every month to avoid smoking and stinking up your kitchen.

If you follow these steps your toaster will be as good as new in no time.

When cleaning any of your appliances be in the habit of unplugging them before that. So, turn off and unplug your toaster. Make sure that it is cooled off before you attempt to clean it.

If the toaster has a crumb tray, remove that first. With your trash bag or can nearby dump all of the crumbs out. Then wash the tray with dish soap or wipe it clean using vinegar. Rinse and wipe dry with a cotton cloth.

Hold the toaster upside down over the trash can and gently tap out any remaining crumbs. Use the bristles of a paint brush to get the crumbs out of the hard to reach places.

Now clean the outside of your toaster – wipe the sides, top and even bottom. Pour a little dish soap on a cloth to buff away (if your toaster is made of stainless steel you can use vinegar or window cleaner to avoid streaks). Wipe down with a damp cloth and dry.

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