Toasters have become quite a fixture in modern kitchens, and, because they are so easy to use all the time, they may be overlooked when the time for cleaning kitchen appliances comes around. If you want to prolong the lifespan of your toaster, a good idea would be to clean it regularly. Here is a short and easy to follow guide on how to clean your toaster.
Preparing for cleaning
Toasters have plenty of crumbs inside them and that can make the entire process of cleaning a real mess. What you can do is to prepare a little before you start the actual cleaning. First, remove the plug of the unit from the wall socket, to avoid any accidents. After that, place some old newspapers on the counter or the table, where you want to clean the toaster. Remove the crumb tray, if your unit comes with one, to simplify the process.
Cleaning the interior
Use salt crystals to clean the inside of the slots. Here is how you do that. You place some salt crystals inside, and then you cover the opening of the slots with a piece of clothing and fasten it tightly. Start shaking the toaster, allowing the salt crystals to loosen the crumbs stuck inside the slots. Remove the salt when you think you are done.
Cleaning the exterior
Make sure you read the manufacturer’s recommendations in regards to cleaning, to avoid damaging your toaster. If your toaster has a plastic casing, you can use a soft cloth with a bit of vinegar and baking soda. This combination will make any stains disappear from the exterior surface and your toaster will look as good as new.
This is how you properly clean a toaster, headache free. Removable crumb trays are usually dishwasher safe, but make sure you read the manual before actually starting to clean it.