Cuisinart Toaster Oven Cleaning

A Cuisinart toaster oven can be a useful cooking tool in your kitchen.
As its name implies, it can be used as a toaster and it can also act as a small oven to warm up and even cook certain foods. Whether it is your primary cooking tool or if it used primarily as a backup for when your main oven is full, it is important to keep your Cuisinart toaster oven clean. In addition, getting into the habit of cleaning your toaster oven can help to keep it in good working order.

Step 1

Unplug your oven and allow it to cool before cleaning.

Step 2

Wet a cloth and squeeze out excess water so that it is damp only. Wipe the outside of the toaster with the damp cloth to remove any stains or debris.

Step 3

Dry the exterior thoroughly with the soft dry cloth.

Step 4

Rinse out the wet cloth and squeeze out any excess water. Add a drop of mild liquid detergent to your cloth. Alternatively, spritz a mild spray cleaning solution onto a damp sponge or cloth. Wipe the inner surface of the toaster oven clean, including the interior top, with the cloth or sponge.

Step 5

Slide out the crumb tray. Carry the tray to your garbage can and shake the crumbs and debris into the trash.

Step 6

Clean your heavily soiled crumb tray by placing it into a basin with hot water and mild detergent. The crumb tray is also dishwasher safe and may be cleaned using the dishwasher. If not badly soiled simply wipe clean with the damp cloth, dry and replace.

Step 7

Remove the broiling rack, the drip tray and the oven rack. If extremely soiled, soak them in hot sudsy water and remove the excess debris with a nylon scouring pad or brush. The items are also dishwasher safe. Dry thoroughly.

Step 8

Slide the dried crumb tray back into place. Dry the oven rack, broiling rack and drip tray thoroughly and replace.

Things You Will Need

  • 2 cleaning cloths
  • Sponge
  • Mild liquid detergent
  • Mild spray cleaning solution
  • Basin

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