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How to get ALL the crumbs out my toaster??

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LilllyLovesLife Fri 07-Mar-14 11:58:53

I have a big 4 slice toaster. Iv obviously taken the little crumb trays out and cleaned them, and took the toaster in the garden and gave it a really good shake. Loads came out but I can still see loads in there! I am fed up with it leaking crumbs on my work top! I am having a massive kitchen clear out/declutter/spring clean and I don't want to put it back in the kitchen till I have found a solution!

Any ideas?

BoiledPiss Fri 07-Mar-14 12:02:30

Get the hoover out and do it with the crevice attachment, honestly, i did mine on christmas eve and i cannot believe how many crumbs came out! They just kept coming!

LilllyLovesLife Fri 07-Mar-14 12:03:53

Good idea. I will give it a go! It just feels wrong having manky old crumbs in there! And I am far from Anal about most cleaning things!

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 07-Mar-14 12:04:49

I don't think it's possible. I spent about an hour vacuuming mine and as soon as I put it back down a scattering of crumbs fell out hmm

CelticJuggler Fri 07-Mar-14 12:05:37

Very slim paintbrush blush and a hoover.

Still doesn't get it all out though.

BillyBanter Fri 07-Mar-14 12:18:40

Shake it over the sink, then hoover it. Once you are completely convinced that you have removed all the crumbs shake it above the newly hoovered carpet to get those last few.

LilllyLovesLife Fri 07-Mar-14 13:24:38

Right iv done all the above now. Still loads in there though! It's annoying me but I haven't got time to spend ages on it as it's just one of about a million jobs I need to do. sad

idlevice Fri 07-Mar-14 13:36:58

Let a tiny mouse loose in the toaster for half an hour. Disclaimer: I have not personally tried this.

I fear there is no solution. I shake bread slices over the sink before toasting in an attempt to reduce the amount of future toasted crumbs, though I should imagine this has no actual effect. How about putting the toaster on a decent looking tray so you can just shake off the tray & at least the crumbs are contained? Get a patterned one even & the crumbs will be less noticeable <dreams up marketing idea of crumb-catcher toaster trays>

LilllyLovesLife Fri 07-Mar-14 14:24:56

Yeah I was thinking of a tray and might resort to that. Will see how the trays I have fit under it! x

JsOtherHalf Sat 08-Mar-14 21:58:33

I use toastabags for almost everything I put in the toaster, this reduces the amount of crumbs I have to deal with.

BillyBanter Sat 08-Mar-14 23:12:38

My toaster has little trays to catch crumbs. They are not that effective. There are always more crumbs.

LilllyLovesLife Mon 10-Mar-14 12:00:29

JsOtherHalf - do they work for normal toast? Are they reusable?

JsOtherHalf Tue 11-Mar-14 08:21:06

Yes, they work for normal toast. I get a pack of two from places like Aldi, pound land, etc for around £1. They are reusable for up to 50 times each, according to the packaging. I probably use them more than that.

Trills Tue 11-Mar-14 08:36:08

Put it through the dishwasher.

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