Cleaning a Toaster with Vinegar

You will need

  • A bottle of any type of Vinegar
  • Microfibre Cloth
  • Sponge
  • Toothbrush


  1. Unplug the toaster and move to a workspace.
  2. Remove the crumb tray by pulling it out from the bottom and shake the crumbs off and into a bin.
  3. Clean the crumb tray in warm, soapy water, and let it air dry
  4. Swipe away crumbs from the interior. Use a toothbrush to clean out the wires on the interior of your toaster. Use this to wipe away any crumbs stuck inside the wires. Flick away the crumbs in the same direction the wires run.  It’s usually a good idea to turn your toaster upside down and shake it again after removing interior crumbs.
  5. Wipe down the interior slots. Dampen your toothbrush slightly with vinegar. Place the toothbrush back into the toaster. Use it to rub down the wire bars to get them clean, removing any stuck on crumbs, dirt, and debris.
  6. Clean the exterior of the toaster. Get a cloth damp with vinegar. Use this to wipe down the sides of the toaster.
  7. Once the crumb tray is completely dry, as well as the toaster, place the tray back in the base of the toaster.