How do I eliminate burnt popcorn odor from microwave?
Put a bowl with baking soda in it into the oven and turn on for 1 minute at a time and see if that will remove the "scent". It worked for me after my kids thought popcorn would look "cool" black. They were not allowed microwave popcorn again. (09/13/2009)
By Beau D
You can also use a large lemon cut in half and in a bowl big enough to hold both halves, squish it a little to release some of the juice, microwave on high for 2 minutes. If that is not suitable then use a measuring cup 1/2 full and add a teaspoon + of vanilla and microwave on high for 2 minutes. You may need to add 2 minutes more if the smell is still there and add another teaspoon of the vanilla. It is sure to help as well as it will make the house smell lovely as well. (09/13/2009)
By Beau D
I had a half muffin in the microwave, set it for a minute at full power when I usually use 30 seconds at half power. I smelled it burning immediately. I've used three different treatments, first the cinnamon-vanilla combo; next the baking soda; finally plain vinegar, heating off and on for ten minutes. This seems to have helped considerably, but a hint of smoke remained.
However, I had damp basement odor coming up in my foyer and purchased a Zielonka smell buster (cost $60.) to get rid of the odor successfully. It is a metal disk that sits in a shallow dish of water. The water acts in conjunction with the metal disk for smell removal.
Today I put the Zielonka on the counter under my cabinet mounted microwave and it has been successful in abating the smoke odor around the outside of the microwave and the kitchen. I am going to let it sit inside the microwave without running it to finalize removing the last hint of the smoke odor. Zielonka is available online. Unbelievable, but It works and is re-usable for many other odor problems. (12/18/2009)
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