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Does one use regular oven cleaner to clean a toaster oven, or is some other product needed?
Home Organizing & Cleaning / 6:44 PM - Wednesday November 07, 2012

Does one use regular oven cleaner to clean a toaster oven, or is some other product needed?

- Asked by Female, 29-35, London, Internet / New Media

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Be very careful because oven cleaner can corrode and ruin the surface of most toaster ovens. Most are made of aluminum and that metal is not compatible with oven cleaner.

Instructions for Cleaning a Toaster Oven

1. Turn off the toaster oven then unplug it. Let it cool completely before attempting to clean it.

2. Remove the crumb tray. Dump out the crumbs and then scrub it with dish soap, warm water and a nonabrasive sponge.

3. Wipe down the exterior of the toaster oven. Use a lint-free cloth and a sanitizing spray such as 409.

4. Clean the toaster oven's interior with warm, soapy water and a sponge. Warm water will help to dissolve the grease.

5. Scrub the hard-to-remove food buildup with a synthetic scouring pad. If you wipe it clean after each use you should be able to avoid the buildup of food.

6. Remove and clean the shelving with warm soapy water. Let it dry thoroughly before putting it back in the toaster oven.

- Response by randyl, Female, Who Cares?, Technical

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A toaster oven is no more an oven than a thermos is a refrigerator. It sounds like the thing must be filthy. Just throw it in the trash, buy a new one, and wipe it out after using it.

- Response by buffer, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Los Angeles, Retired

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None of the above. I have a self cleaning oven. Turn it on for 2 hours, you have a tiny pile of char on the bottom and it's clean

- Response by diznykd, Female, 46-55, Lawyer

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