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How to Clean Your Toaster and Make it Shine!

Get rid of those burn stains on your toaster by cleaning it with baking soda. Read the steps given below to know the exact procedure.

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How to Clean Your Toaster and Make it Shine!

Your toaster is probably the simplest kitchen appliance you can use to whip up a quick breakfast. However, with regular use, there may appear burn stains on your toaster. Follow the steps given here to keep your toaster as neat as a new pin.

Step 1: Unplug the Appliance

This is the first step to cleaning any electric appliance. Remember, safety first.

Step 2: Remove the Crumb Tray

Take out the crumb tray carefully from your toaster. Now, clean it near the kitchen sink to avoid making a mess. You can use a soft-bristle toothbrush to remove food stuck on the tray. If the tray is greasy, soak it in a solution of 1 tsp. dishwashing liquid and ½ a bucket of water for 5 minutes.

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Step 3: Clean the Coil

Turn your toaster upside down to remove loose food particles. Brush out the crumbs stuck in the coils using an old toothbrush. Start from the top and work your way to the bottom. Use paper towels to collect the crumbs that fall off the coils. Ensure that you’ve covered the entire surface of the coils.

Step 4: Clean the Exteriors

Dip a sponge in a mixture comprising 1 tsp. of mild dishwashing liquid and 1 bowl of water. Wipe off the exteriors of your toaster thoroughly. Next, wipe the exteriors with a cotton cloth soaked in water and pat dry with a clean cloth.

Step 5: Clean Tough Stains

To remove tough stains and grease marks from the exteriors of your toaster, make a paste using baking soda and water. Note that this paste should be thicker than your regular toothpaste. Apply it on the stained area and let it rest for 5 minutes. Now, scrub the paste with a nylon scrubbing pad and wipe clean with a cloth.

These steps will help you restore your toaster’s shine and make it look as good as new.

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