First of all, we would like to congratulate you for making up your mind to Clean your Toaster Oven. Because in this fast-paced life, no one gets time for cleaning the ovens. So you got this thought and ended up here on our website. Therefore, you deserve the appreciation before getting started with the guide.
There are many points to be considered while cleaning a Toaster Oven. We will simply explain all of them so that even a beginner can try out this guide.
How to Clean a Toaster Oven
When did you clean the oven for the last time? Weeks, months, or years back? Or just never!?
We don’t want to hear any excuse here.
Well, better late than never. If you are going to clean the Toaster oven for the first time, then refer your system manual before following our cleaning guide. Look out for any specific Dos or Don’ts mentioned by your Oven manufacturer.
Materials used for the Basic Cleaning of the Toaster Oven:
- One soft cloth or sponge.
- Do not make use of the green scrubber part of the soft sponge.
- Mild Liquid Soap and Water mixed, this gives you a Liquid Solution.
- Vinegar in a diluted form or any other soft cleanser.
So, these are the essential tools required for the Cleaning process. Avoid using rough pads for cleaning as they will badly affect the shiny finish on the oven.
Note: You will be tempted to use one Oven Cleaner, but these products do not go well with the aluminum metal. Toaster Oven interiors are mainly made of this metal, so we would recommend avoiding all kinds of oven cleaners at this point.
Clean a Toaster Oven – BEGINS!
There are certain points to remember before getting started with the Cleaning. Number one is to go easy with the liquids, never use them directly in the oven.
Secondly, use a damp sponge or cloth for cleaning. Again, the cloth or the sponge must be damp only. As the dripping sponge may splash water in the electrical components in the internal portion.
#1 Plug off the Toaster Oven initially!!
#2 For cleaning the Interiors
You need to make a solution first. Take one bowl, and add 1/2 cup of hot water and mix two tablespoons of White Vinegar. Any dish soap can also be used instead of the white vinegar. Take the sponge, and dip it in the solution.
Squeeze the sponge till the dripping stops, and you need to use the soft yellow sponge side for cleaning. Wipe the interior portion, apply pressure depending on the amount of grease on the Toaster Oven.
#3 For cleaning the heating elements
For dealing with the heating elements, you need to use a damp cloth for this. Simply damp a soft cloth, and wipe the heating elements gently. Make sure that you do not use any soap solution or cleanser while working on the heating element.
#4 On how to clean the ceiling portion
The ceiling portion is the most difficult part for cleaning on a Toaster Oven. One of the main reasons here is that it does not have a non-stick surface as present on the other sides of the oven. You can follow the same cleaning method for dealing with the ceiling side.
Tip- place the oven upside down, or just rotate it on one side, you can work with the ceiling more conveniently.
#5 Finally, the Outside portion
Clean the outer side of the Toaster Oven with the help of a cloth damped with water and vinegar solution.
If you are willing to use any spray cleaner then just make sure that you apply it onto the cleaning cloth instead of spraying it directly on the oven surface.
#6 Oven Tray and the Control Panel
Tray comes at the end. If the stains are hard, then soak the Toaster Oven tray in hot water+soap solution for some hours. This will get all the dirt off from the tray easily.
All the user controls & functions are placed on the control panel of the Oven. This space is usually forgotten by people, but it equally needs cleaning and maintenance. Make use of damp cloth for cleaning this.
Our Clean a Toaster Oven DIY Guide comes to an end. Hope you guys enjoyed reading this article, and it came to your help rightfully. Follow Homeddict for similar cool DIYs and other reviews!