People that have toaster ovens usually swear by them. I know I do! It’s such a great invention that allows you to use it whenever you don’t feel like using your actual oven – and it completely has eliminated the need for any type of toaster.
But, of course, just like anything else in your home it needs to be properly cleaned.
You need to lightly clean the toaster oven after using it each time, this is something that we all know.
But how often should you deep clean the appliance? Of course, it depends on how often you use it. If you use it on a daily basis then I would recommend you deep clean it once a week!
How to deep clean a toaster oven?
So the first thing you need to do is unplug the toaster oven and wait for it to cool completely. Then place it near the sink or near the garbage can so that the cleaning process would be easier for you.
Continue with removing all the trays and the racks then make a mixture of warm water and liquid soap in the sink (or in a bucket). Soak them in the warm soapy water.
Go back to the toaster oven and remove all of the crumbs with a dry cloth. If any crumbs are stuck then you can grab a brush in order to loosen them. I recommend using an old toothbrush!
The next thing you should do is dampen a cloth in the soapy water and wipe the non-stick interior of the appliance.
Once you are done with that go back to the trays and racks that you left in the soapy water. Scrub them in order to remove any residue and then rinse them. Allow them to either air dry completely or dry them with a clean cloth before placing them back in the toaster oven.