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Proven Ways- Remove ‘Odors’ From Microwave Oven Now!

You could be owning the best convection microwave oven in India, but it takes one notorious bowl of a dish to ruin your microwave oven’s interior. Irrespective of the brand you use or your experience, a foul smell from burnt popcorn, fish, cheese-sauce, and tangy food is propagated instantly inside the Microwave oven and permeates into the food you heat next.

While nobody anticipates that stinky adventure, it’s unavoidable at times, so you should be aware of the means you ought to use to expel the odor. Faulty cleaning or the use of chemicals can affect the appliance’s longevity and, eventually, your health in the long run.

But don’t worry; we got you covered on the proven ways to kick that odor out of your microwave oven!

Step 1: Investigate

Yes, you have to put on your Poirot glasses and look for the scene behind your microwave oven doors in kitchen. Find out the oil spills, sauce-splashes, or any remnant of foods that you cooked previously. Leave the door open to replenish the excessive foul air and calculate what exactly would be required to solve the issue. 

Step 2: The Cleaning

Here we come to the actual treatment. If you have been using a microwave oven for a considerable time, you must be knowing the this-for-that solution like lemon juice for chemical odors and coffee for burnt odors and so on. But the primary step should be wiping the interior with soap and water. Dip a sponge or a soft, absorbent fabric in soap and water solution and wipe down the inside of the microwave oven.

This is a method that even Best brands of refrigerators in India suggest to do but don’t forget to remove the socket’s plug before cleaning. 

Step 3: Deodorize the persistent smell

If the wiping doesn’t help to eliminate the smell, try placing absorbents inside the oven overnight and see if it helps. You can place a new box of baking soda or a bowl of fresh ground coffee overnight to absorb the foul smell. You can heat the coffee bowl for 10 minutes for better results.

8 Other proven ways for removing the odor:

  1. Lemon Steaming Method  Squeeze a lemon into a half bowl of water and heat it inside the microwave oven for 90-120 seconds. Leave the solution inside for another five minutes. Remove the dish and wipe the interior again. 
  1. Vinegar 

Fill a cup halfway with water and add 3 tbsp of white vinegar to it. Boil it inside the microwave oven for about 90 seconds and let the steam form in the interior. Leave the dish for 3 minutes to absorb the odor. Once you remove the dish, wipe the inside of the microwave oven. The expelled water can be cooled down to clean mirrors, coffee machines, and also the interiors of the best brand of refrigerators in India

  1. Baking Soda solution

Mix about 5tbsp of baking soda in half a cup of water and heat it high for six minutes in a microwave-safe container. Leave the solution for above 1 hour inside. You can try wiping the interior with baking soda solution in water after cleaning with the soap solution in the primary step.  

  1. Nail Polish remover 

Ladies, it might sound crazy to use your nail polish remover to remove the odor from your best convection microwave, but it works in and around India. Wipe the interior using nail polish remover and use vinegar solution next to remove chemicals.

  1. Add Natural Scent while cleaning.

Like coffee and lemon, few other ingredients can add a nice smell to your microwave oven.

  1. Citrus odor remover 

Peel lemons or Oranges and put the peel inside a bowl of water. Heat it warm inside the microwave oven for four minutes and leave it for 12 hours.

  1. Vanilla extract

In about half a cup of water, stir about 4tbsp of Vanilla extract and bring the solution to a boil inside the microwave oven. Leave the warm solution inside the oven for about 30 mins and then wipe clean the interior. 

  1. Cloves Ginger

This, or even berries, can be steamed for around 4 minutes and left for hours to get a fresh smell lingering inside your microwave oven.


We hope you find these techniques helpful and lifesaving. Do let us know which of these worked the best for you. Happy Cooking!

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