How do you get rid of a burnt smell in a microwave?
By Dave from Bensalem, PA
1. Boil slices of lemon in a bowl of water inside the microwave for five minutes. Wipe down.
2. Sprinkle baking soda all over the inside and scrub with the open flesh of 1/2 a lemon. Rinse, wipe down.
3. Place charcoal inside, shut and leave for 24 hours.
Put a cup half full of white vinegar in the microwave. Put the timer on high for about 5 minutes, keeping an eye on it the entire time. Let it boil for a few minutes. Turn off microwave, and in about 5 minutes, take out the cup with vinegar, and wipe down the entire inside, door jams and glass. Do this twice and the smell will be gone.
Vinegar helps a lot but watch it carefully, I added 2/3 cup vinegar in a Pyrex class cup and initially it did boil, then it continued to boil. Not noticing that it was spilling over and evaporating, suddenly the microwave door bursts open.
I then tried bringing coffee and water to a boil, that helped as well, since the smell of vinegar lingered. Finally, I brought vanilla in water to a boil and that helped helped, tremendously. As with anything, keep an eye on the microwave to prevent over spills and pops!
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