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How to Clean Your Toaster

5 Minutes to a Shinier, Better Toaster

Take some time to show your toaster some love. Along with ditching all the crumbs that sometimes make your toaster smell a bit singed, a clean toaster works better at evenly warming your favorite bread. And this easy cleaning process only takes a few minutes.

  1. Start by unplugging your toaster and giving it a little shake over your sink.

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  1. Check underneath your toaster for the crumb tray. Remove it and wipe clean.

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  1. Give your toaster another shake upside down and right side up without the crumb tray over your sink. You can even use a toothbrush or small brush to gently clean inside the toaster through the crumb tray opening.

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  1. Clean the outside of the toaster with your favorite cleaner.

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  1. Your toaster is ready for crisping bagels!

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