An easy to make and healthy breakfast option for busy mornings is a plateful of crispy, brown bread toast. With the help of a Pop-Up Toaster, you can easily prepare toasts within minutes. Whether you need to reheat the toasts before eating or defrost the bread before making a toast, pop-up toasters can help you out. However, to ensure that the smart appliance works smoothly without any glitch, proper maintenance and cleaning is a must. So, in this blog, we discuss some easy tips to clean and maintain a pop-up toaster.
Unplug the Toaster
Before you start with the cleaning process, make sure that you unplug the toaster. If you have used the toaster just a few minutes ago, make sure that you let the toaster cool down to avoid any burn injuries. For instance, if you have used the toaster in the last ten minutes, keep it aside for at least an hour for safety purposes.
Remove the Crumbs
Cleaning the breadcrumbs from the base of the toaster is a difficult task. This is the reason why almost all the toasters today come with a removable crumb tray. So, before you start cleaning the toaster, make sure that you slide the crumb tray and clean the crumbs. Set the tray aside when you are cleaning the toaster. Turn the toaster upside down and gently shake the toaster to remove the crumbs that may be trapped in the toaster. In case the crumbs are stuck in some hard-to-reach places, use a brush to clean them.
Scrub the Toaster
After removing the crumbs, make sure you scrub and wipe down the surface of the pop-up toaster that needs special attention. Avoid using the scrubs that you use for utensils to clean the toaster. You can either use a sponge or toothbrush to scrub the toaster including the crumb tray. Wash the toaster with warm and soapy water. Make sure that you dry the toaster completely using a towel and slide back the crumb tray in the toaster.
Clean the Outside of the Toaster
Cleaning the inside of the toaster is not enough. You also need to clean the outside of the toaster to maintain its shine and look. To give the toaster extra shine, use the same soapy solution and a toothbrush. Make sure that you wipe clean the sides, top and the bottom of the toaster. In case you have a stainless steel toaster, you can use vinegar or ammonia instead of soap and a clean cloth to maintain the shine of the toaster.
Pop-up toasters are not very bulky which is the reason why you can easily clean them on a regular basis. However, avoid cleaning the crumbs and spills immediately as the heat may lead to serious burn injuries. Always wait for the toaster to cool down before you start the cleaning process. So, if you have been avoiding pop-up toasters because of the cleaning and maintenance, the tips mentioned above can help you out. So, what are you waiting for? Bring home KENT Pop-Up Toasters and enjoy a plateful of bliss every morning.