Microwave is mostly used in homes for heating the food. Very seldom is it used in India homes to cook food. People heat all kinds of food and sometimes pop their popcorns in the microwave However, it only takes one burnt or yucky item to make your microwave completely stinky. People often find a smell of burnt popcorn, rancid soup or any other foul-smelling food. This smell also spoils the enjoyment of the next food that you are going to reheat in the microwave.
It is not necessary to directly switch to harsh chemicals to get rid of this smell. There are very basic methods which could be adapted to remove the smell from the microwave and it will mask the odour with something more pleasant.
The tips which can be used to remove the foul smell from the microwave are-
- Fill a microwave bowl with ½ cup and water and add white vinegar to it. Microwave this for 4-5 minutes and then the door could be left shut for 10 minutes. The steam generated by this method will loosen the foul smell causing material stuck on the wall, also, vinegar here absorbs all the odour. This will remove the smell of burnt popcorn or any else foul odour. After the waiting time remove the bowl and clean the microwave with a clean towel.
- The other harsher method is to place a sponge soaked in vinegar with baking soda on the top inside the microwave. Microwave it for 25 seconds. After this, the inside of the microwave must be cleaned with the same sponge. This will remove most of the odour from the microwave.
- If these steps don’t work the next step is to soak some cotton balls with the acetone or nail remover and clean all of the insides of the microwave these balls. Even the hardest of stain will come out by this method. Later soap and vinegar can be used to clean the acetone from inside.
I hope these suggestions were useful to you. Nobody like a foul-smelling microwave and thus adapting these methods may help in removing those smells completely. Read reviews and get the products which are best for your home.