How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Sandwich Toaster?

Clean and Maintain Sandwich Toaster

Sandwich makers are great kitchen appliances that offer a convenient way for you to enjoy homemade sandwiches. There are several brands in the market, which means you cannot fail to find the one that precisely meets your preferences.

Once you get the sandwich toaster of your choice, it is advisable that you clean it properly on a regular basis. This way, you will prolong its life hence increasing the benefits. Cleaning and maintaining a sandwich can be easy or hard depending on whether the plates are removable or not.

This article is going to share with you tips and the step by step procedure of cleaning a sandwich maker.

Cleaning a Sandwich Maker With Removable Plates

A sandwich maker whose plates are removable can be cleaned by removing them and washing them in warm soapy water. Needless to say, you need to ensure that the appliance is unplugged from the power source and that it has cooled completely before you begin the washing process. Here’s the step by step procedure:

  • Remove the plates from the sandwich maker and pick off any loose crumbs and stuck-on foodstuff
  • Submerge the plates in warm soapy water and let them soak for a few minutes then wash them using a sponge or dish rag
  • Rinse them thoroughly in clean water and then let them dry
  • Using a soft dry cloth or paper, wipe the exterior of the sandwich maker

Cleaning a Sandwich Maker With Non-Removable Plates

This is the cleaning process that is slightly difficult compared to the one which involves removable plates. Here is the detailed procedure:

  • Shake off any loose crumbs and handpick the stuck-on foodstuff or use a plastic spatula to scratch them off
  • Use vegetable or olive oil to loosen sticky foodstuff on the surface of the plates then carefully wash with a dish rag or sponge whose excess soapy water has been squeezed out
  • Vegetable oil is good at soaking the sticky foodstuffs
  • Once all the foodstuffs have been washed off the surface of the plates, use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe them dry
  • Now use a soft dry cloth or paper towel to wipe the outside of the sandwich maker

That is all you need to know about cleaning a sandwich maker. It is advisable that you clean it after every use before storing it away. This will prevent the foodstuffs from sticking to the surface of the plates thus making it difficult to clean. If you only use the sandwich maker on occasional basis, then make sure you store it in its clean state. 

If you follow the above procedure correctly, you are going to benefit from a long-serving sandwich maker. This is because proper maintenance does not only enhance the performance of the appliance but also elongates its life. Avoid using the sandwich maker for purposes other than the intended use. Otherwise, you will be increasing the risk of damaging it. For instance, you cannot use the plates to fry or grill anything else other than the sandwiches. Following these maintenance practices will enable you to get the exact value of your money, which is what every buyer expects from his/her purchase.

About the Author Catherine Wheeler

Hey, I'm Cath :) Iv'e got two beautiful young girls who mean the world to me. I used to be a head chef over at my local restaurant but I gave that up to look after my girls. I decided to put my culinary experience to use here by bringing that wealth of kitchen related knowledge and sharing it with you guys.