4 Tips for Removing Microwave Smells
Tips To Help You With a Smelly Disaster
Some microwave smells, such as burnt popcorn, are so offensive workplaces have banned employees from microwaving certain foods. However, it is possible to remove the smoke smell from burnt food and other offensive odors from your oven. Try these three tips next time you have a smelly disaster.
1. White Vinegar
Put a cup of water and four tablespoons of white vinegar in a microwave-safe container and boil the water. Once the mixture is steaming, leave it in the oven for five minutes. When the five minutes are up, wipe down the appliance with a damp rag or paper towel and then clean with soap and water.
2. Baking Soda
Combine five teaspoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water. Use a rag or sponge to scrub this mixture onto the surfaces of your microwave. The abrasiveness of the baking soda can help remove dried-on food, while the odor-fighting properties also remove the smoke smell or other odors.
3. Replace the Bad Odors With Good Ones
Mixing a couple of tablespoons of a substance, such as coffee grounds, vanilla extract or cloves, with water and then boiling that water in your appliance can remove bad odors and replace them with good ones. Wipe it down with a cloth or paper towel afterward to remove any excess moisture.
4. Avoid Bad Odors
The most effective way to avoid bad odors in your microwave is to avoid the behaviors that often lead to them. Do not leave your popcorn or other easily burnt food unattended. Wipe up spills promptly. Use a cover to prevent food from splattering. Do not put metal in the science oven and keep the vent grill clean.
The best way to avoid the smoke smell from burnt food is to not burn your food, but accidents happen. If these tips do not eliminate the odors from your home, consider hiring a professional smoke cleanup company in Belsano, PA, to assist you.