Removing Burnt Smell From Microwave

How do you get rid of a burnt smell in a microwave?

By Dave from Bensalem, PA


Lemon, Baking Soda and Charcoal

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.

By Carly St.Clair

White Vinegar

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.

By norma carlyon

Vinegar, Coffee and Vanilla

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!


By Jaygirl

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