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Remove Burned Smell From Microwave {Quick Tip}

Remove Burned Smell From Microwave — burnt popcorn, melted plastic, charred waffles, you name it… This quick cleaning tip removes all microwave odors quickly!

Remove Burned Smell From Microwave -- burnt popcorn, melted plastic, charred waffles, you name it… This quick cleaning tip removes all microwave odors quickly! | unsophisticook.com

Burnt popcorn… I don’t think there’s another odor that will linger on in the kitchen longer. I mean, why can’t the delicious fragrance of freshly baked cookies hang around for days?

Unfortunately, the odor I’m dealing with today is even worse… burnt plastic and charred chocolate chip waffle, courtesy of one hungry seven-year-old boy setting the timer for FIVE minutes instead of 15 seconds. I cleaned the microwave thoroughly, but that horrible, overpowering scent endured.

In a moment of desperation it occurred to me that coffee grounds work well at absorbing odors. So I mixed up approximately two tablespoons of ground coffee with one-half cup of water and popped it in the microwave for about three minutes. Voila — no more burnt smell!

If it can tackle burnt plastic, burnt popcorn should be no match…

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Audrey Rose Muratore

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

I am so going to try this! Today, my nephew forgot to put water in with his ramen noodles while cooking them for almost 4 minutes in the microwave! Completely burnt the ramen and the bowl was melted. Microwave smells so bad!

Carrie

Tuesday 14th of February 2017

My son just did that last night. Crazy kids

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Sunday 3rd of January 2016

Oh my goodness -- I bet that smells awful. Hope it works for you!

shadowfax

Thursday 19th of November 2015

Can you use instant coffee?

Tara @ Unsophisticook

Thursday 19th of November 2015

I haven't actually tried instant coffee, but I don't see why it wouldn't work!

丁ane

Sunday 28th of December 2014

how do u get rid of burned chocolate microwave smells

Cathy

Thursday 28th of November 2013

What worked for me was wiping it out with a thick paste of baking soda and water. Rinse and repeat. The smell is almost completely gone. I'll do one more wipe down in the morning.

Adrienne

Tuesday 17th of September 2013

A co-worker of mine microwaved fish & stunk up the whole office. I used your tip & it worked great! Thanks!

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