How do you clean/store your toaster after use?

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How do you clean/store your toaster after use?

Postby mathsparks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:04 am

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I had a toaster many years ago, but didn't use it often as I'm clueless how to clean/store it.

Can share how you do it? Coz I would like to get one as I've always liked toast bread.

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Postby Andaiz » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:07 pm

:| mathspark, just wondering if your toaster has this little metal flap at the bottom that opens up so that the crumbs fall though. Mine does and if you are using the toaster for toasting bread (no fanciful stuff), then should be relatively clean. DH believes in "toasting air" i.e., pull down lever as if you are toasting bread but no bread content. THis should kill any germs there :wink: Hope that helps.

For oven toasters, I clean them when done. Occasionally taking them out to switch them on once in a while to make sure that the coils still work.

No rocket science here...just some discipline in bringing these appliances out of the dusty, musty cupboard. :wink:

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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:12 pm

I toast my bread the old fashion way, on the stove because I am so anal that I could not reach into the heating filament to clean the toaster, I give up on toasters. :tongue: Sorry not much help.
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Postby mathsparks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:01 pm

Andaiz wrote::| mathspark, just wondering if your toaster has this little metal flap at the bottom that opens up so that the crumbs fall though. Mine does and if you are using the toaster for toasting bread (no fanciful stuff), then should be relatively clean. DH believes in "toasting air" i.e., pull down lever as if you are toasting bread but no bread content. THis should kill any germs there :wink: Hope that helps.

For oven toasters, I clean them when done. Occasionally taking them out to switch them on once in a while to make sure that the coils still work.

No rocket science here...just some discipline in bringing these appliances out of the dusty, musty cupboard. :wink:

hi andaiz, i had one years ago, you mean new ones have this metal flap at the bottom? must look out for that when i get one. so there's no need to clean it or store it? just toast the air can liao? i rem we used to bag the thingy and take it out when we need to use but so laychay ya?

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Postby mathsparks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:04 pm

ks2me wrote:I toast my bread the old fashion way, on the stove because I am so anal that I could not reach into the heating filament to clean the toaster, I give up on toasters. :tongue: Sorry not much help.

haha, you also clueless how to clean them, but how to toast on the stove :? my mum never taught me. you mean just hold the bread with a tong over the fire? can meh? later chao tah how?

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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:07 pm

mathsparks wrote:
ks2me wrote:I toast my bread the old fashion way, on the stove because I am so anal that I could not reach into the heating filament to clean the toaster, I give up on toasters. :tongue: Sorry not much help.

haha, you also clueless how to clean them, but how to toast on the stove :? my mum never taught me. you mean just hold the bread with a tong over the fire? can meh? later chao tah how?


No la...just put on the pan lor (with no oil added)

If you want some designs on your toast, can also buy pans that can imprint the design on your bread. Ok...you gotta be like me who likes decorated food in order to enjoy this. :D
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Postby mathsparks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:19 pm

ks2me wrote:No la...just put on the pan lor (with no oil added)

If you want some designs on your toast, can also buy pans that can imprint the design on your bread. Ok...you gotta be like me who likes decorated food in order to enjoy this. :D

i so paiseh. :oops: , can share what kinda pans you referring to? i don nd designs but are these pans specially for bread only or any frying pan can?

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Postby kiasimom » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:11 pm

Andaiz wrote::| mathspark, just wondering if your toaster has this little metal flap at the bottom that opens up so that the crumbs fall though. Mine does and if you are using the toaster for toasting bread (no fanciful stuff), then should be relatively clean. DH believes in "toasting air" i.e., pull down lever as if you are toasting bread but no bread content. THis should kill any germs there :wink: Hope that helps.

For oven toasters, I clean them when done. Occasionally taking them out to switch them on once in a while to make sure that the coils still work.

No rocket science here...just some discipline in bringing these appliances out of the dusty, musty cupboard. :wink:


Hi Andaiz,

I shall follow your instructions on cleaning the toaster.

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby Guest » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:59 pm

mathsparks wrote:
ks2me wrote:No la...just put on the pan lor (with no oil added)

If you want some designs on your toast, can also buy pans that can imprint the design on your bread. Ok...you gotta be like me who likes decorated food in order to enjoy this. :D

i so paiseh. :oops: , can share what kinda pans you referring to? i don nd designs but are these pans specially for bread only or any frying pan can?


I don't have a picture of the stove pan with me right now but the concept is something like this:
http://www.iwantoneofthose.com/lifestyl ... index.html

Alternatively if you want an electric version and still be able to clean properly, get a sandwich toaster like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kenwood-Sandwic ... B000G3JTTY
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Postby mrswongtuition » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:04 pm

How to clean depends on what type of toaster you have.

Is yours the 'mini' oven type where the bread is laid flat?
Or is yours the real toaster type with the bread 'standing up'?

If yours is the former, you should use the crumb tray to catch crumbs. Wash it clean after every use. I'm more KS, I wrap my crumb tray in aluminium foil, esp if there's anything oily I'm toasting (sometimes we toast bacon with bread). Just toss the aluminium foil and rinse the tray will do. Then you'll need to wipe the door of the oven clean too. Once a while, clean the inside walls of the toaster.

If yours is the latter, it's real hard to clean. I saw my hb pulling the crumb tray at the bottom but it can't be pulled out fully to wash. And it's good to 'toast air' before toasting your bread. I don't like this due to it's limitations (can't make nice toasted sandwiches in it).

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