How to Clean the Toaster

The task of cleaning these little cookers can feel out of proportion with their modest size. The good news: With five minutes and these techniques, you can get them looking new.

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Photography by: Johnny Miller

Unplug

You've conquered the big job -- the oven. But the task of cleaning these little cookers can feel out of proportion with their modest size. The good news: With five minutes and these techniques, you can get them looking new.

Unplug the toaster, and use a thin, soft brush to remove crumbs stuck inside.

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Photography by: Johnny Miller

Remove Tray

Take out the crumb tray, discard crumbs, and wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

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Photography by: Johnny Miller

Turn Upside Down

If there's no removable tray, turn the toaster upside down, and shake gently. Cotton brush with braided wire handle.

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