How to Clean a Toaster

How to Clean a Toaster

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The secret to good toast is keeping your toaster clean, and it only takes a few minutes of your time.

Step 1: Bring toaster to sink
Unplug the toaster and set it near a sink to minimize clean up.

Warning
Never immerse your toaster — or any electrical appliance — in water.

Step 2: Brush off crumbs
Insert the brush into the toaster slots to gently brush the crumbs off the metal parts inside, moving from top to bottom.

Step 3: Empty crumb tray
Lift the toaster, remove the crumb tray underneath, and dump the crumbs into your sink.

Step 4: Clean tray
Clean the tray with the sponge and mild soap or dishwashing solution. Rinse and dry the tray before you put it back.

Tip
If the tray isn’t dirty, just brush the crumbs off and insert it back into the toaster.

Step 5: Shake toaster
To get any remaining crumbs out, turn the toaster upside down over the sink and shake it a few times.

Step 6: Clean outside of toaster
Wipe the outside of your toaster clean with a little diluted vinegar on the cloth.

Tip
If any bits of plastic bags or containers have melted onto the toaster’s exterior, apply a little nail polish remover and then wipe it off.

Step 7: Enjoy
Admire your toaster — it looks like new!

Did You Know?
Before electric toasters were invented, people toasted their bread over an open fire, using a long-handled fork or metal frame.

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  1. Bernard Frederick
    Bernard Frederick 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    I have a 1932 toastmaster and this will not help me.

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  2. Tonya Justice
    Tonya Justice 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    I want to wipe the inside of my toaster. We know about the rest

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  3. Tonya Justice
    Tonya Justice 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    I wish toasters didn’t come with a crimp tray. Just let the crumbs fall out the bottom so we can wipe it up as soon as it happens. Instead of forgetting about it for a coup of months and have crumbs falling all over the counter anyway. Or provide a mat that the toaster sits on and we can just wipe it off or dump it into the sink or trash can. I’d prefer not to have to pull out the tray because it causes more crumbs to fall on the counter either way. My adolescent son uses the toaster more than I realized… the crumbs add up quickly. I hate those trays. JMO

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  4. kamini singh
    kamini singh 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    There is no tray in my toaster

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  5. angels
    angels 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Me too 🤣

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  6. Andrew Marshall
    Andrew Marshall 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Acetone to clean a toaster…. Is that safe or am i overthinking it

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  7. giselle!
    giselle! 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    i dropped butter in the toaster

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  8. Bob D Rider
    Bob D Rider 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Thanks for the cleaning tips..I am so stupid..I didn't knew about crumb tray 😀

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  9. Trials Tribs
    Trials Tribs 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Anybody else got roaches?

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  10. Ninan Koshy
    Ninan Koshy 14 March, 2022, 04:16
  11. Reshu Shirazi
    Reshu Shirazi 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Thank you ❤️

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  12. Trinity
    Trinity 14 March, 2022, 04:16
  13. Pez Dispenser
    Pez Dispenser 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    I don't have a crumb tray 😐

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  14. Danielle Paige
    Danielle Paige 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Omg not in the sink !!! Silly silly people. 😆

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  15. Shrestha Simanta Sarmah
    Shrestha Simanta Sarmah 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Its 2 am i am just going to the kitchen to see if has a try

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  16. Christine Smith
    Christine Smith 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    I was going to say 'another bulletin from the Ministry of the Blindingly obvious', but judging by some of the comments, some people really DO need to be told how to do the simplest of things….. how do these people hold down jobs, raise kids???????

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  17. onyi onyi
    onyi onyi 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Sorry but we had to put water into the toaster because the crumbs were sticky

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  18. L U N A M O R S
    L U N A M O R S 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Dump crumbs into sink? I guess finding the trash can is just too much work

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  19. P J
    P J 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Thanks for saying there is a crumb tray!! I would have thrown my toaster out

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  20. Anu Mathew
    Anu Mathew 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Thank you so much for such a useful vedio.

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  21. M Salim
    M Salim 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    my kid put a ballon inside the toaster and it melted, how can I clean it?😞

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  22. Mohima Sultana silvi
    Mohima Sultana silvi 14 March, 2022, 04:16
  23. Eeman
    Eeman 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    I dont have a tray beneath my toaster what do i do??

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  24. UncleRody  ♪
    UncleRody ♪ 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Next: how to Bath with toster

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  25. chimaera01
    chimaera01 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Step 8: Call plumber for clogged drain.

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  26. Antonia Robinson
    Antonia Robinson 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Step 7 is my favorite step lol

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  27. Your Mom • 69 years ago
    Your Mom • 69 years ago 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    Wait we were supposed to clean the toaster?

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  28. Jayden
    Jayden 14 March, 2022, 04:16

    The gew it’s smooched all over it

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