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How To Easily Get Rid Of The Burnt Smell In Your Microwave
If you detect a burnt smell coming from your microwave, it's essential to act promptly to prevent a long-lasting odor that could spread through your home.
First, open the microwave door and identify the source of the smell — usually some kind of spill or spatter — allowing the interior to cool down before attempting to clean it.
Then, cautiously remove any burnt or charred food from the microwave using a damp cloth. To safely remove the smell from your microwave, it's best to use natural deodorizers.
One method is to fill a microwave-safe bowl with water and lemon juice or slices, then heat it on high for two to five minutes.
Another option is to mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for two to five minutes. After cooling, wipe the interior dry.
You can also place a small container of coffee grounds, baking soda, or activated charcoal inside the microwave for a few hours or overnight, if possible.
To mask the smell with a sweet scent, heat a bowl with a teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, cool for a minute, and heat for another 30 seconds.