Conundrum: Food Trapped in the Holes of a Colander
Solution: Use a pipe cleaner and a sponge to scrub away any stubborn remnants left in the holes.
Conundrum: Toaster-Oven Drips and Splotches
Solution: Before you clean any part of the toaster oven, unplug it. Try to attack spills while they're still warm. Some toaster ovens have a nonstick interior, which can be cleaned with a nonabrasive cloth soaked in warm water. To clean up cheese or tomato sauce that has baked onto the coils, first let the heating unit cool, then wipe with a damp cloth. Never immerse a toaster oven in water.