Cleaning A Toaster
Toasters can become quite soiled over time. Every single time that you use it, you are depositing crumbs. From time to time, you need to clean out your toaster to keep it working properly and to prevent bugs from being attracted to it. No fear though, because it is quite easy to do. Let’s get started.
First, you want to make sure that the appliance is cool and unplugged before you attempt to clean it. If you just finished using it, give it an hour before you attempt to clean it. This is overkill but, safety first. You will also need to gather a few supplies. You need paper towels, a small brush such as an old toothbrush and a mixture of vinegar and water. Mix one part vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle to make your vinegar solution. Vinegar is an effective cleaner that is also safe to use which is particularly important on a food appliance.
Now, you will begin cleaning the toaster by opening the door at the bottom of the toaster. This will allow for accumulated crumbs to fall out and will let you clean out the internals of the toaster. Be prepared for crumbs to fall out of the toaster so pick an area that will be easy to clean. Use your brush to lightly dust off the internals. Be careful not to damage the heating elements or internal mechanisms. Finally, turn the toaster over and give it a light shake to allow any last bit of crumbs to escape.
To finish your cleaning project, you will wipe down the surfaces with your vinegar and water solution. Spray the solution on your paper towels and wipe down both sides of the door at the bottom of the toaster. Also, wipe down the outside surface of the toaster with your solution. Do not get any of the internals or electronics wet.