When was the last time you checked the crumb tray?

by dallasadmin - June 5, 2019

What You’ll Need

  • A sponge or cleaning cloth
  • All-purpose cleaner like Mr. Clean Clean Freak Deep Cleaning Mist
  • A small pastry brush or spatula
  • Stainless steel cleaner like Affresh


  1. Unplug the toaster and hold it over the sink or trash can. (This can get messy.)
  2. Slide out the crumb tray and dump the contents.
  3. Give the toaster a shake to dislodge any bits stuck inside. Then turn it upside down and shake again to remove any large pieces that didn’t fall through the bottom.
  4. Knock off remaining crumbs with a small pastry brush or spatula.
  5. Clean the crumb tray with a damp sponge or cloth or if it’s removable, give it a quick wash in warm, sudsy water. Then rinse, dry, and reinsert it.
  6. Wipe the exterior with little all-purpose cleaner spritzed on a damp cloth or sponge. Pay close attention to the knobs, lever, and any crevices around the top slots where grease and crumbs accumulate. Wipe again with a damp sponge or cloth and buff dry.
  7. Polish any stainless steel with an appliance stainless steel cleaner like GH Seal holder Affresh to make it sparkle.