Zach pushed too many buttons on the microwave the other evening when he was popping some popcorn. He doesn't stay around to wait on it so the result was a bag of popcorn that was reduced to cinders. Since then I've been trying to get the smell out of the microwave and my house.
Febreeze has done a lot towards reducing the nasty smell in the house but the microwave is another matter.
I first tried vinegar,,,zapped it several times, left it in there to cool, then washed the inside of the microwave out with the vinegar... Still had the cindered popcorn smell but with a pickled undertone.
Next I tried lemon. I zapped that lemon several times too. First in a bowl with a little water, then just tossed it in and tried it. Could still smell the popcorn-pickle, but now there was also a lemony smell added to it.
Oh, and I tried frebreezing it too,,,didn't work but it added floral notes to the others.
I just looked online and saw that someone there suggested vanilla. I may come up with a new frangrance here if this keeps up.