Unplug the toaster from the electrical outlet. Allow the toaster to completely cool.
Pull off the removable crumb tray from the toaster. Dump the crumbs from the tray into a trash bag.
Dampen a rag with vinegar. Wipe the tray with the damp rag to remove any crumbs or debris. Use a toothbrush to scrub small crevices and difficult to reach areas.
Rinse the crumb tray with water. Dry the tray thoroughly with a terry cloth.
Remove the racks from the toaster. Wipe the racks thoroughly with the vinegar-dampened rag.
Rinse the racks with water. Dry the racks thoroughly with the terry cloth. Lay the racks on clean paper towels.
Hold the toaster upside down over the trash bag. Gently shake the toaster to dislodge all crumbs. If your toaster is too large to hold upside down, use a can of compressed air to blow out the crumbs.
Dampen a microfiber cloth with vinegar. Wipe the top, bottom and sides of the toaster with the cloth to remove any smudges, grime or buildup. Rub with the grain of the steel to prevent causing permanent scratches.
Dry the top, bottom and sides of the toaster with the terry cloth. Follow the grain of the steel. Replace the crumb tray and racks on the toaster.
Things You Will Need
- Trash bag
- Terry cloth
- Paper towels
- Compressed air
- Microfiber cloth
- You can substitute liquid dishwashing detergent for the vinegar.
- Wipe the outside of the toaster with baby oil to add shine.