Microwave stinks - what to do?


Bad odors in the microwave spoil your appetite for cooking. In addition, some delicate foods, such as milk or meat that is thawed, can greatly absorb the odors that are present. How to remove unwanted odors best from the microwave, read this post.

Emergence of odors

Foods often have a strong odor, which is often exacerbated by heating. The smell can then stay in the microwave, often for days. The overcooking of food or splashes as well as excessive heating can cause it to smell burnt in the microwave afterwards.

Rotting food leftovers

If the microwave is not always cleaned thoroughly thoroughly, food residues can also become moldy over time and release unpleasant odors. This is especially true in hard to reach places and below the RF coverage. Even there, dirt can accumulate, and rot over time or burn.

odor removal

For odor removal, there are various options that can be used in serious cases, all together. As a rule, unpleasant odors can be neutralized so well. The measures are:

  • Thorough cleaning of the microwave
  • Thorough airing (best leave the door open for several days)
  • Wash out with vinegar essence
  • Wash out with lemon juice-water mixture (squeeze out 1-2 lemons in ¼ liter of water, also possible in pure form)
  • Wash with soda-water mixture
  • Sprinkle with soda (also binds good odors)
  • Boil lemon halves in ½ liter of water (5 - 6 minutes, highest level)
  • Boiling of Essigessenz in the microwave (only short, 5 - 6 minutes, average power)

Tips & Tricks

The cover of the RF channel can usually be unscrewed, so that you can clean the gap behind it from dirt. The microwave should be unplugged. After cleaning carefully screw the cover back on, it must be dried well.


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