We had an occassion to burn some potatoes severely in the
microwave, where it totally enveloped our kitchen in smoke.
The microwave now has a burnt smell to it, and when used, emits
a burnt odor to the house.
Any suggestions on how to remedy this situation? Where is the
smell still coming from? The vent? What is causing the smell to still
linger after a wee? Any possible damage could have been done by the smoke
to the microwave?
Thanks and much regards
Try a paste of baking soda. Scrub it around inside the microwave
with a papertowel and then wash it out. Maybe even a couple
I did this at my parents house when my dad misread the box and
nuked some scrambled eggs for 12 minutes instead of 1-2 minutes.
The smell got out of the microwave pretty much but we had to burn
candles for days to get that burnt smell out of the house. Good
We accidentally fat fingered the buttons
when cooking rice ... yes, rice
cooks real well in the microwave, but
that's for another newsgroup. It
was so bad that the fusable fire
detector link above the oven ceiling, opened
and stopped the microwave. Because this
is a built-in, replacement was
not cheap. A new "flame detector," less
than $10, made it work again. We
boiled vinegar and water, etc. but it
still smelled for some time. However,
time healed all, and after a few weeks,
all was well.
We just use a covered bowl, however,
taller is better than larger
diameter because of the mentioned
boil-over. But the glass turning
tray catches it pretty well. We use
full power for enough time to
get the water boiling, then 1/2 power
for 10 minutes. Because of
different power ovens and different
amounts of water/rice, times
will be different, so you have to
experiment. Once you have it,
it should be good for that oven/amount,
At a pittsburgh convenience store a customer brought in a fake penis,
filled with drug free urine, he was going for a test and it had frozen.
anyhow he nuked it too much and the store employee smelling a off odor
opened the door to check. the druggie and his girl friend ran out of
store employee though someone had been castrated, police detectives big
investigation, wheres the body?
anyhow a day or so later it became clear no one was injured.
I HEARD THE MICROWAVE IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE IF YOU POICK IT UP!
Honestlky this is a true story, except they discarded the microwave
baking soda will help. also you might try putting charcoal inside on a
plate (don't nuke the charcoal, just leave it in for a few days to
absorb the odor.
i had a stinky refrigerator in a rental unit. i had some (but not
complete) luck using baking soda and charcoal to remove the odor.
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