We recently received this 1920's Hotpoint toaster as a gift, in "as-found condition." It has a bit of a grimy, greasy coating on the outside and may have been stored in a garage or barn. What is the best way to clean this vintage toaster so it can be used again for making toast?
I was considering using an abrasive powder, but I don't want to use anything that needs to be rinsed with water in case it damages the metal or the electrics.
Sent by Tucker
Readers, do you have any advice for cleaning vintage appliances like this?
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