Before you know it, your toaster oven is more crumbs than oven! Debris left in a toaster oven can burn, cause smells, and leave stains. Not everyone knows how to properly clean a toaster oven, but you do because you have these great tips! So read about how to get a clean toaster oven and then go clean yours.
If you use your toaster oven for a little bit of storage, remove all the pots and pans from the toaster oven. Place these in the sink or some other safe place. Unplug the toaster oven.
Remove the removable parts: racks, tray, pans. Shake these pieces above the trash can to first remove any loose crumbs. Then use your favorite all-purpose cleaner and a damp cloth or soft-bristled brush to wash the parts and remove crumbs.
Clean the interior of the oven itself. Spray more of your all-purpose cleaner on your sponge or rag and wipe down the inside. It’s not a good idea to apply cleaner directly to appliance. You should also avoid putting cleaner on the heating elements of the toaster oven.
The glass of the oven door needs to be cleaned, too. Grease can build up on the glass and make the whole appliance look gross. Use a solution made of equal parts vinegar and water to clean the window glass. Spray the cleaner on the glass and wipe the glass with a soft cloth or paper towel. Clean the glass inside and out.
Clean the outside of your appliance. If it sits on the counter, it’s probably in the splash zone when you’re making meals and has a few splatters to show for it. Use a disinfectant (vinegar is a natural option) and wipe down the handles, top, and sides of the toaster oven.
Let the oven completely air dry before plugging it back in. If you store a pan or two inside, wash them and let them completely dry before replacing them.
Clean a Toaster Oven in No Time
That was easy! To make future cleanings easier, wipe away crumbs as soon as the oven has cooled after use.