Some food spilled onto the heating elements, how do I clean that off?

by Dorie Shapiro

Our heating elements will burn off the food spills over time when they are in use. The burned off food will fall down to the crumb tray. The tray can be removed and hand washed with dish soap and a soft sponge. Please do not clean the heating elements—you may damage them, and elements pose a safety risk when hot.