The secret to great toast is a clean toaster, but just how do you go about cleaning this kitchen essential? As an electrical item, there are certain precautions you need to take when you clean a toaster and we’ve put together this hand how-to guide to help you through it.
Taking your toaster from black and burnt to clean and fresh in seven easy steps, you’ll soon be the proud owner of a glistening toaster.
You will need:
- A soft toothbrush
- A sponge or microfibre cloth
- Washing-up liquid or a multipurpose cleaning product like Cif.
- Nail varnish remover (if you have melted plastic to get rid of)
5. With the toaster still unplugged and the crumb tray intact, turn the toaster upside down over the sink and give it a little shake to remove any hidden crumbs. Use a sheet of kitchen roll or a clean cloth to wipe up the crumbs and put them in the bin before rinsing your sink. Make sure to keep the toaster and its power lead away from the water.
Is your toaster clean but plagued by some unsightly plastic melted onto the top? (We’ve all been a little eager to toast bread straight out of the bag). Just use a little nail polish remover on a cotton swab or cloth and rub it away! Always remember to test any cleaning method in a small area first, though.
6. Wipe the outside of the toaster down with your sponge or microfiber cloth. Wipe dry, or allow it to air dry.
7. Move your clean toaster back to its home in your kitchen and enjoy!
If you’re short for time, simply follow our quick video guide below on how to clean a toaster.
So, there you have it. If you’ve been asking “how do you clean the inside of a toaster?” or wondering what the best way to remove that melted plastic from the outside is, now you know.