"Burnt popcorn"

United States
March 12, 2009 7:13pm CST
My hubby and son just tried to make jiffy popcorn on the stove and it went bad....LOL now the whole house smells like burnt popcorn !!!!! has this happened to you?...any tips on how to get the smell out?
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• Canada
13 Mar 09
I don't know about stove top popcorn, but when my husband and I make it in the microwave, we wait until it only pops every couple of seconds, and then we know to take it out before there is a burn. We don't trust the automatic popcorn setting on the microwave, we want to hear for ourselves when it's ready. He's a bit older than I am, and might remember how to make it on the stove. LOL I'll send this discussion to him and see what he says.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
oh I know, my mom is good for burning the micro popcorn...LOL, but I always grab it about 10 seconds before it is done. thanks for responding!!!!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Mar 09
We make a lot of TRUE popcorn. Oil in the pan heated up, then the kernels added, and the lid, then the shaking till it pops fully. Beats microwave any day. More work, but tastier in my mind anyhow. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
13 Mar 09
OPEN the Windows and put a fan in front of it....there is nothing worse then the smell of burnt popcorn! I feel for you!!!! Hope you get the smell out soon...it seems to linger for some reason!
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• United States
13 Mar 09
I know...of all the things to burn...and we have a small house and it is cold but we did open the back door, it has helped some but I am going to try some candles. LOL thanks for responding.
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@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
I haven't really tried that except when something turned bad and we just let it be since our home is pretty much 'air' all over. However, I could remember how our painters would light candles around a vicinity in order to vanish the paint odors, they'd also put coals in corners and also vinegars in saucers. I don't know if that could help but you could try. Good luck!
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• United States
13 Mar 09
LOL, thanks... I am going to try the candles... thanks for the response.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Hmm, I think that's happened before but I don't remember if I was the one making it or not. Lol, not trying to blame it on anyone else. Don't know of any good ways to get the scent out, except for maybe using a candle!
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• United States
13 Mar 09
I am going to try the candles...thanks for the advice and responding.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
I much prefer doing it on the stove IF AND ONLY IF I can use the old theatre coconut oil. It hasn't been available on the market for about 25 years since all the bull came out about cholesterol from the surgeon general. For those of you oldsters, that's what professionals and movie theatres used and it has a flavour totally unlike other oils. I used to buy it at Sam's club, but it hasn't been around since the '70s.
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• United States
13 Mar 09
oh I dont remember that, but I bet it was really good that way... thanks for the response.
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• Canada
17 Mar 09
After responding to this the other day, I found a couple of places on the Internet that still sell coconut butter! I ordered some for popcorn, but also for some of my Asian stir-fries.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Scented candles and/or some cleaner with vinegar added helps a lot. But popcorn smell be it burnt or not seems to stick around a long time for some reason. I also boil some water on the stove and add cinnamon to it as an air freshener at times for food odors. Vanilla flavoring works well too in boiling water or some good natural oil like vanilla or lavendar in a potpourri burner. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
13 Mar 09
oh those are some great tips on getting rid of the smell...I am going to remember that, thanks!! I lit about 4 candles last night and it helped mask the smell...lol thanks for the response.
• Canada
17 Mar 09
that's some really good tips I am going to have to remember that for future reference. I always have my oil burner going I should try this instead.
• United States
16 Mar 09
Turn on the exhaust and open windows.
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• United States
16 Mar 09
I wish I could have, our exhaust is more like a fan it doesnt suck the air up into it...but I wish it did sometimes...LOL thanks for the response.
• United States
13 Mar 09
my son did that once when he made microwave popcorn and put it on too long. we had to open the windows and it took hours to get rid of the smell. what a bad smell that is!
• United States
13 Mar 09
a very bad smell... it lingers too.... I lit some candles and we opened the back door, luckily it was nice out today and I was able to spray clean the kitchen this morning, made a big difference... thanks for the response.
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
13 Mar 09
It's been years since I've made pop corn on the stove, but both my huaband and I can sure burn the pop corn in the dang microwave. My momma used to put coffee grains in a small bowl and sit it out for a few days, it seems to absorb it. I've seen this method used in high end perfume stores. They have bowls, and little dishes of it sitting out to absorb the smell and also for you to take a whiff of the coffee grains between smelling perfumes because clears your nose so you can get a full whiff. Best of luck! Hope the second batch goes better!
• United States
13 Mar 09
I never knew that about cofee, that is another great tip..thanks!! thanks for responding.
• Canada
17 Mar 09
My hubby always burns popcorn. He just can't even touch the bag or it burns it seems lol. So I am all to familiar with this but burnt popcorn and popcorn smells linger like no tomorrow so I have no advice on that but oils, candles air freshner, open the door as you said you did.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
17 Mar 09
i hate bad spells i hate the odor microwave popcorn leaves in the house also. if u can let some fresh air in that will help alot. i use room spray. scented oils anything that will make my house smell good. good luck.