Who doesn’t love a cup of tea and some hot toast? If you’re using a toaster at work or you’re settling in for a night in front of the TV at home, making toast may seem like a very easy task. The trouble with toasters is that they tend to become stuffed with crumbs very quickly, and this carries a risk of accidents. To prevent house fires, it’s a good idea to get rid of crumbs on a regular basis. This guide will help you safely clean a toaster in no time at all, so you can put your feet up, relax, and enjoy your toast in peace.
How to safely clean a toaster
If you allow crumbs to gather at the bottom of the toaster, there is a risk that they can set on fire. You may notice a horrible burning smell when you put your bread in the toaster. This often indicates that there are bits of leftover toast at the bottom of the toaster. To safely clean a toaster, you need to make sure that it is switched off and unplugged. Never try and clean a toaster while it is switched on or plugged in. Allow the toaster to cool completely before you start the cleaning operation. Pull out the crumb tray, and dispose of any stray pieces of bread or toast. Turn the toaster upside down and gently shake it to remove any additional crumbs.
Use a damp cloth to clean the exterior of the toaster and a brush, such as a pastry brush, to dislodge any final crumbs from the internal racks.
Can I claim compensation if I’ve had an accident with a toaster?
If you’ve been injured when using a toaster, there is a chance that you could claim compensation. If the toaster was faulty, for example, and you can prove that you were not at fault for the accident, you should be able to make a faulty product claim. If you’re eager to find out more about claiming compensation for defective electrical goods, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have more than 15 years of experience in the personal injury claims industry and our expert personal injury lawyers can help to make the process of claiming no-win, no-fee* compensation stress-free and simple. Take our 30-second eligibility test online or give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to see if you could make a defective product claim today.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice