How to Safely Clean and Remove Crumbs from a Toaster
Keeping your commercial toaster clean is important to the overall performance and safety of the unit. Before cleaning your toaster, always switch off the unit, unplug it, and make sure it's cool.
The outside of the toaster can be wiped down daily with a damp cloth, and a small brush can be used to clean tough-to-reach spaces.
Most toasters have a tray at the bottom where the majority of crumbs will fall. Remove the toaster’s crumb tray, empty all of the loose crumbs, and wipe the tray clean, making sure it’s dry before replacing.
Do not turn toasters upside down or shake them to remove crumbs. This can be damaging, loosening internal components and further lodging crumbs inside of the toaster. Shaking a toaster can also cause knobs and levers not to work over time.