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How To Clean The Chrome On A Sunbeam Radiant Control Automatic Toaster


My dad recently gifted us a 40ish-year-old Sunbeam Radiant Control Toaster. It's beautiful in every way that a toaster can be beautiful. It's shiny, automatic, and makes toast. 

With any vintage appliance, owning one means one needs to know how to take care of it so it will provide many years of use. Cleaning and shining the chrome housing is a basic task that should be routinely performed to ensure your toaster stays pristine and beautiful for years to come. 

Here's how to do it:

1. Unplug your toaster. Never perform any maintenance on an electric appliance when it is plugged in as that is very dangerous.

2. Dampen a soft non-scratching kitchen sponge. Add a drop of dish soap. Gently scrub the chrome in a circular motion until all the grime has lifted.


3. Rinse and ring out your sponge and remove any remaining soap from the toaster.

4. With a soft, dry cotton tea towel, buff the damp chrome gently in quick circular motions until a mirror finish is achieved and all water spots are removed.

*** Before you put your toaster away, if you have noticed that your toaster is not working as well as it should because it's very hard to get the bread to go down, please check out this post that will teach you how to adjust the tension control knob on your Sunbeam radiant control automatic toaster by clicking HERE.

5. Check the toast setting in case it moved during cleaning. You can now plug your toaster back in and make some toast!


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