Skip to main content

How to Clean a Toaster Oven

This appliance only requires a little bit of your time to keep it clean, safe, and functional.


  • Step 1: Bring toaster oven to sink Unplug the toaster oven and bring it over to the sink to minimize clean up
  • : Never immerse your toaster oven – or any electrical appliance – in water.
  • Step 2: Remove and clean interior rack and tray Remove the toasting rack and baking and broiling trays, clean them with a sponge and soapy solution, rinse, and dry.
  • Step 3: Remove and clean crumb tray Remove the crumb tray, dumping the crumbs into the sink. Clean the tray with the soapy sponge, rinse it, and dry.
  • TIP: For stubborn stains, spray with a degreaser, wait a few minutes, then scour and rinse.
  • Step 4: Clean interior walls Rinse and wring out the sponge to remove most of the soap. Then, clean the interior walls and glass door, avoiding the heating coils.
  • TIP: Avoid using abrasive chemicals or steel wool, which can scratch the finish.
  • Step 5: Clean the outside Spray a little glass cleaner on the cloth to clean the outside of the toaster oven, including the glass door.
  • Step 6: Replace dry parts Replace the dry rack and trays and your shiny, clean toaster oven is ready to go back to work.
  • FACT: The idea of toasting bread dates as far back as ancient Rome, when people found they could preserve their bread by burning it!

You Will Need

  • Sponge
  • Mild soap or detergent solution
  • Cloth
  • Glass cleaner
  • Degreaser (optional) (optional) (optional)
  • Scouring pad (optional) (optional) (optional)

Popular Categories