Foods that is over cooked in your microwave can often burn and leave a nasty odor for the next user and the smell can potentially transfer over to their food. Todays case study uses burnt popcorn odor and strong curry odor and we remove that from the microwave. I have done many of these over the years and always got a good outcome for the client.
Remove burnt food odors in a microwave by cutting up lemons or oranges into small pieces and placing in a bowl half filled with water and a teaspoon of baking soda. Place in the microwave on high for 2 minutes and do this 4 times with a 15 second pause in between each session to let the steam build up. Wipe clean with a vanilla oil and a warmed soft damp cloth.
Our Method For Removing Curry Odor and Burnt Popcorn
New Unique Method
Cleaning microwave odor using Lemon or Orange cuttings is a very old trick. All you have to do is put a lemon or orange slice at the bottom of a cup with half water and for 5 minutes heat it in the microwave, then wipe the microwave to clean it.
But we feel it needs a turbo boost! so we added a special twist which worked very well on our problem microwave ( burnt popcorn and curry odor) and has been used by us since year 2000.
Step 1: Cut up an orange or lemon into half a bowl of warm water
Using fresh lemons or fresh oranges cut the fruit up into small sized pieces including the peel and place these into a medium sized bowl that is half filled with cold water and already inside the microwave. Be careful and always cut away from yourself to be safe.
Step 2: Microwave the orange or lemon pieces for 8 minutes in 2 minute segments with 15 sec pause in between each one
Using the “High” setting on your microwave set the microwave to two minutes and wait until it has finished. Let the steam build up for 15 seconds and then repeat again for total of 8 minutes. Be sure to not let the water in the bowl boil over and check water levels if you have a very powerful microwave i.e, over 1500 watts so the skin does not burn.
The pausing in between microwaving will help the steam, oil and heat penetrate deep into the wall liners and metal bases to help expand the pores and let the acid do its work.
Step Three : The secret sauce! Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to the remaining liquid and microwave for one minute
Ensure there is still water in the bowl along with the cuttings and add 1 teaspoon of sodium bi-carbonate or baking soda and mix in throughly. Blast on high for one minute and let the solution settle. The bicarbonate reacts with the acids in the citrus and helps break down the odor causing particles found in the residues from the popcorn and curry odor. Leave for 5 minutes and then remove the bowl.
Wipe the inside of the microwave with a small amount of vanilla oil on a damp warm cloth.
Heat a small, clean cloth above a boiling jug or in a separate microwave and apply some vanilla essence to the cloth (10-15 drips is enough) . Wipe the inside of the microwave ensuring all residues from the previous treatment are removed and ensure the vanilla oil comes in contact with all the flat surfaces.