How to clean a toaster: tips from cleaning technicians

I think everyone loves using their toasters either to make an amazing breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s something that we often use but we rarely clean, am I right? What if I told you I have some great tips and tricks for easy cleaning methods? And the best part is that they come from the cleaning technicians over at

How often should I clean my toaster?

A question that I know many of you will have. An important thing you should do right after you use your toaster is to remove any crumbs. This will ensure that the break won’t have a burnt taste.

When it comes to cleaning it, of course, it depends on how frequently you use it. Usually cleaning it once a week is enough.

Let’s start cleaning

It’s time to clean your toaster! How to do it? The first thing you should always do is unplug it so that we are safe. If you just used yours allow it to cool completely before proceeding with the actual cleaning method.

Then hold the appliance over a sink and shake it well in order for the crumbs to fall. If yours has a removable tray on the bottom open it and use a brush to remove the crumbs.

Mix warm water and dishwashing liquid in your sink and submerge the removable tray. Wash it well with a sponge.

The next thing you should do after the removable tray is now clean is to dip a sponge in the same mixture and start wiping the exterior of the toaster. Of course, once you are done either allow it to air dry or dry it with a cloth. You also can use a little bit of vinegar when cleaning the exterior if you want to make it shiny.