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Old 11-30-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
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Question Microwave smells

Hi all,

Question...How do you get rid of lingering odours in a microwave? Our's is fairly new one (the landlord bought it when we moved in last spring, it's a very cheap model though) but for some reason it has that "dirty microwave" smell to it.

I clean it often, and take out and wash the glass plate throroughly, and have never burnt anything in there, so I'm not sure why it doesn't want to smell clean. Do you have any suggestions on cleaning it better/differently?

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I'd boil some water with lemon juice added to it...
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Try scrubbing with baking soda... it usually works with us!!
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I'd boil some water with lemon juice added to it...
Do you boil the water w/lemon in the microwave, or wash it down with hot boiling lemony water?

(BTY many thanks guys! )
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I boil water with lemon in the microwave.

It always smells good. ( I love lemon!!)
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Do you boil the water w/lemon in the microwave, or wash it down with hot boiling lemony water?

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You can actually do both. The steam from the boiling lemon water will coat the walls of the microwave. Take a cloth and wipe it down. It works wonders.
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You can actually do both. The steam from the boiling lemon water will coat the walls of the microwave. Take a cloth and wipe it down. It works wonders.
Very cool! Thank-you guys so much, I am going to do this tonight!!!
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Old 12-17-2005, 03:12 PM   #8
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Try also, Easy-Off heat-activated Microwave Wipes.

I believe they have a lemon scent that should kill the odor.


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