True confession: the other day, I gave into a massive craving for a Pop Tart. Ok. Maybe I ate two. (They really shouldn’t come in a 2-pack, should they? I mean, what are you going to do with the other one? Put it in a baggie? I ask you.)
As I went to extract said Tarts from the toaster, one collapsed back inside. And so, I had to come face to face with the fact that my toaster area was a blight on my otherwise pretty darn clean kitchen.
So, I had no choice but to let the little sucker cool down and give him a cleaning.
And now, because you’re so lucky to be a Penelope, it’s your turn. Yaaah!
Pretty easy job. Should take less than 2 minutes.
1) As my husband would tell us, please unplug the toaster before doing anything. He’s a FREAK on this topic, so let’s placate him.
2) Give the toaster a good shake. Upend the darn thing and shake it around. It may have a little door on it, you can unlatch it and really go for the gusto, or, you can be like me and just shake the stuff out.
3) Move the toaster aside and give the counter a good swipe.
4) Once the crumbs are gone, use some 409 to really get that whole area sparkly.
5) Replace the toaster.
6) Stand back and soak in that good “isn’t that better” feeling.
And yes, I’m coming to grips with the fact that I just wrote a post about toaster crumbs.