How to Get Burnt Smell Out of Microwave

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Do you want to know how to get burnt smell out of microwave ovens? There is a natural way to do it without using harsh chemical liquid cleansers. It’s as simple as using everyday household items and solutions.

Microwave smell is due to food residue and burnt food. Spills will turn into mold and burnt food stuck in the microwave will also smell bad.

You can use dish washing liquid or all purpose cleansers. However, if you can’t buy them right away, here are a few alternatives you can use.

Make Your Own Cleansers

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What is the best cleanser and deodorizer for a smelly microwave oven? You most likely have it at home already. 

These are some of the everyday household solutions that you can use to remove the burnt smell out of microwaves.

1. Baking soda
2. Vinegar (apple cider or white)
3. Lemon or lime juice
4. Sponge or dish cloth
5. Bottle spray

Baking Soda Method

Step 1: Fill your cup halfway with baking soda
Step 2: Put two or three tablespoons of water in the cup
Step 3: Mix it into a paste
Step 4: Coat inside the microwave with the paste and let it sit overnight
Step 5: Wipe it down with a damp cloth

A non scratch scouring scrub is a great way to clean inside your microwave after wiping it down with a damp cloth. Baking soda residue should be scrubbed easily with the mesh fiber design.

Vinegar Method

Step 1: Pour two to three spoonful of vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl
Step 2: Turn on the microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes
Step 3: Let the bowl cool inside the oven for 5 minutes before opening

Warning: Be careful of very hot liquids and steam. Make sure you gave the vinegar and bowl enough time to cool down.

Step 4: Open the door
Step 5: Remove the bowl
Step 6: Clean inside the oven using a clean sponge or dishcloth

For quick clean and deodorizing with vinegar do this.

Step 1: Put a spoonful of vinegar and half a cup of water inside a microwave-safe bowl
Step 2: Turn the microwave on high for 2 minutes
Step 3: Don’t open the door for 15 minutes

The vinegar should loosen up food residue and deodorize the inside of the microwave.

Step 4: Wipe the inside of the microwave with an all purpose dish cloth

Lemon or Lime Juice method

This is an additional and optional method to use after the baking soda method or the vinegar method.

Step 1: Put a few drops of lemon juice in a sponge or dishcloth
Step 2: Rub it inside the oven or spray with the spray bottle
Step 3: Drop a few more lemon juice as needed
Step 4: Wash your sponge or dishcloth
Step 5: Wipe the inside with a damp dish cloth 

Cleaning Exterior of Microwave

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To complete the cleaning guide, here’s how to clean the exterior of your microwave.

Warning: Regardless of the cleanser you are using, do not use a spray bottle when cleaning the exterior of your microwave as it will get into vents and even damage the control panel.

Step 1: Apply your cleanser in a dish cloth or sponge
Step 2: Wipe the microwave exterior with the dishcloth but make sure you’re not spilling water in the vents
Step 3: Buff dry with a clean and dry dishcloth 

Sponge Alternatives 

The Crown Choice All Purpose Dish Cloth will help replace your smelly sponge to clean your microwave oven. The all-purpose dish cloth can do what sponges can’t and the scouring scrubber is tough but non scratch.

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Why you need a scourer instead of ordinary dishcloths or sponges?

The primary reason is that scourers are tougher than sponges or all purpose dishcloths. It’s also easier to clean with the scourer. The mesh cloth design can easily clean without being too abrasive. 

What’s bad about other scourers is that they can cause micro-abrasions which can chip away at your microwave walls. You don’t have to worry about that with The Crown Choice heavy duty scourer.

This scourer will wipe away food residue or sticky spaghetti gunk easy and fast with no scratching. The all-purpose dish cloth can be used like a non absorbent sponge. 

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