By Mrs. Mathis
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The first step to toaster cleaning is to UNPLUG IT. Donâ€™t even finish reading this article until you have unplugged your toaster. That is because more people have been seriously injured while cleaning a toaster than by any other household chore. So, if you have unplugged it you may now read on to learn how to clean a toaster. Just remember that cleaning inside of a toaster is serious business.
Smart Toaster Cleaning
The best and smartest way to clean a toaster is with whatever method the manufacturer recommends. So, before you read on any further, stop and read what your toasterâ€™s handbook recommends for cleaning a toaster. However, if you donâ€™t have the handbook, read on for more information on how to clean a toaster.
How To Clean a Toaster
After you have unplugged it, carefully turn your toaster upside down over your kitchen sink and tap it gently on the bottom to loosen any crumbs. Next, brush the remaining crumbs out with a toothbrush or, better yet, a bottle brush. Whatever you do, donâ€™t use any water when cleaning inside of a toaster.
If you donâ€™t want to turn your toaster upside down, you may be able to remove the bottom, either by loosening a screw or just pulling a spring loaded bottom out. Some toasters even have a small, shallow tray that you can pull out and brush off. In fact, you may even be able to wash an under tray in the dishwasher or soapy water. However, donâ€™t do this unless the manual says you can.
Cleaning a Toasterâ€™s Outside
After you have cleaned the toasterâ€™s inside, itâ€™s time to attack its outside. To do this, simply dampen a dry cloth with a little all-purpose kitchen cleaner and wipe it well. Take a few extra minutes to polish dry so you can enjoy a beautiful shine every morning when you make your toast.Print This Article