Friday, May 28, 2010

How To Remove Odors from a Microwave

Have you ever burned popcorn in your microwave?  The smell can linger ForEvAh!  One day I came home and opened the door to our house to be hit in the face with the smell of burned popcorn.  The kids, bless their hearts for being independent, had decided to have a movie night at home.  They didn't even notice the smell.  I'm not so sure they even noticed the burned taste too much either as the counter was filled with popcorn toppings.
The best remedy I've found to get the smell out is to:
  1. Dampen a clean dish rag. 
  2. Sprinkle baking soda liberally on the rag and in the microwave.
  3. Clean microwave thoroughly with baking soda.
  4. Take a microwaveable glass cup or mug and fill half way with white vinegar.
  5. Boil the vinegar in the microwave for 5 minutes.  The smell of the vinegar will be quite strong, but it will disappear.
  6. Odors can get in the vent.  If you have a removable filter in your microwave vent, take it out and clean it with good soapy water and let air dry.
  7. Place a box (or a small dish) of baking soda in the microwave to absorb any remaining odors.
Give this a try the next time you have stubborn microwave odors.  If any of you have microwave odor removal tips I'd love to hear them.
Nancy - your How To Homemaker


Nf1andprek-whisper said...

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basketsbyrose said...

Thank you for the great tip. I'm also following your new blog. Best of luck to you and your new blog! Enjoy your weekend!

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Happy Friday!!

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New from new friend friday. Any ideas on getting rid of mildew type smell in a front loading washing machine?

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