When it comes to kitchen appliances, the toaster is one of those ‘must have’ items in any family home. Can you imagine preparing breakfast for the family without it? But as handy as it is, there is one aspect of the toaster that really drives me nuts. The crumbs!! No matter how often I clean the internal tray, how gently I lift it or how carefully I use it, there is always a trail of crumbs left behind. And cleaning crumbs is a nightmare, they fall on the ground, they get stuck in gaps and just when you thought you had them all, you find more! But there is a solution and it is pretty simple.
Place your toaster on a tray!
Sitting your toaster on a tray contains the crumbs to just one place. The tray! No more crumbs when you move your toaster in an out of cupboards, no more crumbs when you use the toaster and more importantly, no need to wipe the benchtop down when you finish using the toaster. Just think of the time you will save.
And if you are wondering where you can get yourself a toaster tray, well the options are endless. Wooden, metal or even plastic trays will work and it doesn’t even have to be a tray as such. I have used plastic container lids in the past. As long as the item that you choose has a lip that will contain the crumbs and is strong enough to support your toaster when you move it, it will work perfectly as a tray.
So the next time you find yourself getting frustrated with the mess of crumbs left behind after using your toaster, consider investing in a ‘Toaster Tray’. A simple solution to make every day easier.
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