What Should I Do About Microwave Odors?

What should I do about microwave odors? Overcooked food and improper cleaning can lead to microwave odors. Overcooked foods, especially popcorn can lead to odors. Be sure to clean up spatters and spills...

Overcooked foods, especially popcorn can lead to odors. Be sure to clean up spatters and spills to reduce the chance of odors developing. Spills clean up easily with a damp, soapy paper towel or sponge. It is best to clean soil as soon as it appears. Baking soda and water may also be used. Odors can be removed by boiling a cup of water with lemon juice or vinegar. For stubborn soils, boil a cup of water in the oven for 2 to 3 minutes and let stand. Steam will soften the soil for easy removal. Sometimes you may leave the door open for 2-3 hours when the microwave is not in use to let the microwave "air out". Some extreme odors like fish or burned popcorn may take several days to dissipate.

Trending Now

© High Speed Ventures 2011