I have an average sized microwave, and we cooked fish in it
recently, and it now has a strong fish odor. Does anyone have any idea
as to how I can get rid of the odor. Any assistance would be greatly
I have to do ours pretty often, my wife likes fish. Get a soaking wet dish
towel with a squirt of dish detergent on it ( I use Dawn). Toss it in a pile in
the center and run the microwave on high for a few minutes. The scented steam
will clean it out. It will take a few times, let it air out for a few minutes
Well, the obvious approach is to unplug it, take it apart, and wash
*everything*. But that may not be too easy.
The smell will go away eventually. The more you use it, the faster the smell
will dissipate. Boiling a couple quarts of water in there, for half an hour or
more, may speed up the process. I think I'd add a bit of lemon juice to the
water, too - won't actually do much to remove the fish odor, but at least it
will smell better.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
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