The Easiest Approach To Getting Crumbs Out Of Your Toaster
By Aimee Lamoureux
No matter how careful you are, bread crumbs falling into the bottom of your toaster is inevitable, and leaving them in the device could even be dangerous. Vera Peterson, president of Molly Maid, recommends "removing crumbs and any food residue that could cause a burnt taste or a fire on a weekly basis" and suggests the best possible way to do so.
Before beginning the cleaning process, unplug the toaster from the electric outlet to eliminate the risk of accidental electrocution. Peterson advises removing the crumb tray — a small compartment located underneath the control panel on most models that is designed to catch crumbs — and dumping its contents straight into the garbage.
As for other food materials stuck onto the bottom of the crumb tray, use a sponge or an old toothbrush to buff them away with the help of a mixture of dish detergent and warm water. To eliminate the remaining crumbs, turn the entire toaster upside down over a garbage can and give it a gentle shake; any large or stubborn pieces can be carefully removed using tweezers.