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Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave

I burnt bacon in the microwave and need to know how to clean it, please?

By Beverly from Jacksonville, FL


Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave


Well, the inside of microwaves is plastic, which does absorb odors. I would try baking soda with a little water in it (powered substances can catch fire sometimes). Or I might put water in a bowl, with a little bleach in it and zap for a minute. Leave for an hour, then wash and dry every surface in microwave and air out overnight. By little bleach I mean 1/2 teaspoon or less, not more. (02/02/2010)


Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave

OK. I have one that I didn't read here. I had a friend who burnt popcorn in his microwave. It stunk. He was going to throw it away, so I suggested we unplug it and squirt kitchen cleaner down the back vents to see what would happen. A ton of black gunk rolled out of the inside vents into the bottom of the microwave. We cleaned that up and let it dry for a couple days. When we plugged it back in we were prepared for anything (yes, we had a fire extinguisher handy). It worked perfectly and there has been no smell. It is still working. (02/08/2010)


By Lizzyanny

Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave

1/2 lemon and a tablespoon of baking soda in a bowl of water, microwave on high about 5 minutes, till water boils, then wipe the moisture out of the microwave, it should be sweet smelling when your done. (02/10/2010)

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