How To Cut The Chaff And Trash Off Of Your Toaster

A well-made omelet is a dish you can use for a while – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get caught up with unneeded clutter.

If you want to avoid having that unwanted, ugly drawer of old magazines and newsletters, make your toaster a little tidier today. You can get rid of the extra parts, like the battery, without taking out the kitchen equipment – and you can save yourself a trip to the trash can. Just pop one end of a paper towel in the toaster’s hole, wrap it up, turn it on and go.

To put it all aside and get those “extra” items out at once, I recommend taking advantage of three things:

1. Make a toaster drawer.   

A good drawer is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also provides that extra room for your unwanted appliances to neatly go unnoticed. The best way to do it, I have found, is to remove every useless part of your toaster and put them in a separate cardboard box. For example, a toaster drawer is just a box with two sides, a bottom and a lid. To make it truly effective, you need to completely remove these three major parts of your toaster:

a. The toaster casing (top part)

b. The battery box (bottom part)

c. The cover (top part)

      These will now be held in, and thus hidden, inside the paper towel drawer. This is, however, not a permanent solution to the clutter problem. Once you have removed most of the components, you’ll still need to add a “clean” paper towel to the toaster’s box.  To do that, you simply need to find a clean paper towel, roll it up, wrap it up and stick it in the toaster’s box.

2. Remove the cords and wires.   

While your toaster isn’t going to get rid of many cords, it is going be able to do quite a bit to hide them from sight. You should take some extra time and effort to make sure that you never reach into the drawer to find an unplugged device. Even the smallest cords can be a mess if left unplugged, and it doesn’t take much to end up with a mess on your countertop. If you don’t have one of those reusable batteries, use a regular one.

You can take the wires out of your toaster’s cord compartment – which is easy to do – or, if you’re just doing this task yourself, you can just remove those wires from one end of your toaster. You can also use a pair of wrenches to get under the toaster and remove the wires on one end and the metal plate on the other end of the chassis – however, not all units have all of these sections.

3. Put the items on a separate tray.   

You’re now able to put back the extra accessories on the tray to hold them. While the tray itself will be easier to clean and much more organized, if you don’t have a good place for all of your unused equipment, you’ll end up with an unpleasant mess on your countertop. For this final step, you have two options: either you buy an empty tray or throw it away. Either way, you’ll be able to do some serious cutting and trimming to get everything out of the drawer.

If you’re a handy person, you can buy an empty tray like the ones on this list in different sizes and colors. If you just throw it on the curb, go ahead and leave it there. There’s a good chance that the area where you do this might not be picked up for several years.