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How to properly clean a toaster in minutes

This is how to properly clean your toaster in minutes – so have you been doing it wrong your whole life?

  • Mum-of-two Carolina McCauley has shared how to properly clean a toaster
  • The Perth mum shared a video with her 1.5million social media followers
  • She demonstrated how to clean the appliance using common household items 


A mum-of-two who’s known for sharing her ‘genius’ cleaning tips with thousands online has revealed how to properly clean a toaster from the inside out.

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, shared a video with her collective social media following of more than 1.5million people and asked: ‘How often do you clean your toaster?’

In the short clip, she demonstrated how to clean the household appliance using a scrubbing brush, damp toothbrush and microfibre cloth.

She started by removing the trays under the appliance

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, shared a video with her collective social media following of more than 1.5million people and asked: ‘How often do you clean your toaster?’

She gave the trays a good clean using a bristled scrubbing brush and soapy water

To remove all crumbs from the appliance, she shook the unplugged toaster upside down over the sink

To remove all crumbs from the appliance, she shook the unplugged toaster upside down over the sink (right)

Carolina first removed the toaster trays then gave each one a good clean using a bristled scrubbing brush and soapy water.

To remove all crumbs from the appliance, she shook the unplugged toaster upside down over the sink.

In order to clean the ‘hard to reach places’, Carolina used a damp toothbrush and cleaned inside the toaster. 

To finish, she sprayed vinegar onto a microfibre cloth to clean and polish the exterior.   

In order to clean the 'hard to reach places', Carolina used a damp toothbrush and cleaned inside the toaster

To finish, she sprayed vinegar onto a microfibre cloth to clean and polish the exterior

In order to clean the ‘hard to reach places’, Carolina used a damp toothbrush and cleaned inside the toaster (left). To finish, she sprayed vinegar onto a microfibre cloth to clean and polish the exterior (right)

The video has since gone viral and many admitted they ‘never knew’ how to clean a toaster properly.

‘I stopped using a toaster years ago because I didn’t know how to clean it,’ one person wrote.

‘Don’t forget to unplug first!’ another added.  

A third was in disbelief and said: ‘The amount of people that aren’t aware that toasters have trays is disgusting to be honest, I clean every two to three weeks.’ 



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