When I got my 4-slot toaster damaged after a sudden power surge, I had to get it repaired immediately. It was an actual emergency because each one in my family begins the day with toast and juice at breakfast. After the repair was done, the repair person gave me a series of instructions for taking care of my 4-slot toaster.
He gave me so many tips to take care of the most important breakfast appliance of my kitchen. I learned many things and thought to share the benefit with many people like me.
- Always clean the toaster after use and unplug the toaster before cleaning.
- The Toaster has very delicate heating elements. If you get a slice stuck or burnt inside, use wooden tongs to pull it out. First try to do this by placing it upside down
- After you finish toasting, remove the crumb tray and shake the toaster in the kitchen sink
- Never ever rinse the toaster in water, but you can wipe clean the exteriors with a soft and damp kitchen towel.
- Do not let your extreme cleanliness instincts to overpower you so much that you decide to clean the heating element. Remember the heating element is delicate but is self-caring. It will burn away anything extra that sticks to it. You just have to shake it out gently.
- Do not allow any metallic thing to touch the toaster while it is operating. You may get it short-circuited.
- If your toaster does not power-up, the first check must be done on the power cable and plug.
- You must switch off the toaster after each use, so that no accident happens in your kitchen.
So these are some of the things I am doing for my 4-slot toaster and hope that these will keep your toaster in the best operating state for many years to come.