Pop-up toasters have become one of the most useful kitchen appliances, thanks to the way in which they have eased the process of preparing breakfast. In today’s world, wherein most people lead a hectic life, they don’t have much time during busy mornings to cook a healthy breakfast. However, with a pop-up toaster at home, it’s easy and quick to toast bread.
Pop-Up Toaster: A Must-Have Appliance
If you want to make your mornings less stressful, a pop-up toaster is a must-have appliance. You can not only prepare breakfast quickly and easily, but also ensure your family gets a healthy dish to start the day with.
If you have the notion that bread is not healthy, you are wrong. You just have to choose healthy varieties of bread like wheat bread, multigrain bread or brown bread. Once the toasts are ready, you can top them up with healthy spreads (like peanut butter) or fill in some healthy stuffings (mixed vegetables, paneer, meat or boiled & mashed egg seasoned with herbs) between two toast slices. All these make for a healthy breakfast!
Further, the best part of a pop-up toaster is that you can satiate the taste buds of each member of your family. Whether you want the toasts to be light brown or in deep dark ones, you can adjust the settings to get the right level of crispiness and colour. So, each member of your family can relish the toasts the way they like.
Besides being easy to use and quick at making breakfast, it’s also easy to clean and maintain a pop-up toaster. This is one of the important things that all kitchen appliances should enable for its users. If you end up spending more time in cleaning than using it, then the whole purpose of the appliance gets compromised. However, pop-up toasters win both in terms of ease of usage as well as cleaning and maintaining.
In this article, learn how to make your pop-up toaster look brand new even after several years with the right care, cleaning and maintenance tips.
After you have used your pop-up toaster, turn it off and unplug it from the electrical outlet. Allow it to cool before cleaning so that you don’t burn your hands. Once it has cooled down, you can start cleaning it. Here are the step-by-step instructions for cleaning:
- Most of the advanced toasters come with a removable crumb tray. If your pop-up toaster has a detachable crumb tray, remove it and dispose of the crumbs. Wipe the tray clean using a clean, soft cloth and then replace it back.
- Spray a mild cleaner or cleanser on to a soft cloth and wipe the appliance using it. Ensure to avoid using any steel wool, abrasive or coarse cleaners as they may leave scratches on the surface. Also, avoid applying or spraying cleaners directly onto the appliance.
- Use a damp, soft cloth to wipe the outside of the toaster. After wiping, polish it with a dry, soft cloth.
Once you have cleaned it dry, use a cloth to cover the appliance so that dust doesn’t settle on it until next use. You can even put it away in a cupboard and take it out the next time you use it. Since a pop up toaster is very compact, it’s easy to store it away in a cupboard. Even if you place it on the kitchen countertop, it will not occupy too much space.
With these simple tips, you can maintain the looks of your pop-up toaster and keep it brand new for several years to come.