How do I get a burnt smell out of my microwave

United States
April 21, 2008 11:53am CST
Sometimes I'm a real ditz. Last week I put in a potatoe on the "baked potatoe" mode of my microwave, didnt even pay attention since it has a sensor deal that used to work and in a few minutes my potatoe would be done, well last week I did just that, then got on here and wasnt thinking until about a half hour later I realized my microwave was still going and my potatoe was a charcoal mess. When I opened the door smoke filled my house, yuck. Luckily there was no fire but I have cleaned my microwave I dont know how many time and it still smells like burnt potatoe, any sugestions on how to get rid of this smell please:)
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@Remando (177)
21 Apr 08
Sorry to hear about your burnt-smelling microwave! Well, what I do (which helps clean the inside too) is to mix a pint of water with lots of lemon juice (maybe juice three, or buy some liquid lemon) and then put it in a microwavable bowl, and set the microwave on for two minutes. It helps loosen all the dirt inside, and makes it smell lemon-fresh! I hope you get it sorted soon :)
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I was going to suggest the same thing, but just cutting the lemon in half then using the lemon half to scrub the inside of the microwave.
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• United States
21 Apr 08
I have tried bleach, 409, orange cleaner and vinager and that didnt work and I do like natural remedies for everything much better, so I will try the lemmon, sounds like a good idea I sure hope it works, my boys sure are giving me a hard time about it, they love it when mom is the one that makes the mess or smell in this case, hehe.
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@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I had this problem when my grandson burnt popcorn in my microwave..whew what a horrible smell. I put a tablespoon of soda in a cup of water and let it come to a boil. Left it to sit for about 1 hour, wiped it down with some fresh soda water and the smell was gone. He thought he had to punch "popcorn" 3 times instead of once. The package says about 3 minutes. The three is all he read. That's what happens when children get in too big a hurry.
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• United States
22 Apr 08
The baking soda worked, thank you so much that was soooo bad
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Glad to hear it worked for you too. Thanks for the BR I use baking soda for lots of cleaning chores. It makes my coffee pot sparkle and my coffee taste better.
@Hatley (164486)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Apr 08
Put an open box of arm and hammer baking soda in it and leave it for an hour or so and the odor should be gone. I keep an open box of baking soda in my refrigerator and leave it there for months to keep out yuccky odors. It does work.
• United States
22 Apr 08
good ol baking soda, it did the trick