The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: Burned food in microwave  (Read 14058 times)

Offline Carolyn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 3761
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« on: 06/03/2007 15:13:04 »
Five days ago, I put a panini in the microwave.  Instead of setting the time for 3:15, I set if for 31:50.  I went outside and forgot it for about 12 minutes.  When I opened up the microwave, ugly yellow smoke billowed out, along with that foul burned smell. 

I have scrubbed the microwave with several different cleaners, as well as baking soda and vinegar.  The inside still has the yellow tint of the smoke and the burnt smell is still quite strong. 

I've burnt things in the oven, but the smell has never lingered like this, or changed the color.  So why does the smell linger in  the microwave and not in the oven?  And will the smell eventually dissipate or is it trapped in there forever?



 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #1 on: 06/03/2007 15:17:10 »
TCH TCH !!!..Americans !!!   ::)....Girlies !!!!   ::)..American Girlies !!!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #2 on: 06/03/2007 15:30:53 »
Carolyn, how abut putting a bowl of water in the microwave and letting it boil for ten minutes or so..........this is a good way to clean them and loosen dirt !
 

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • Posts: 31653
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #3 on: 06/03/2007 15:37:29 »
He's right It does help.. I have burned tons of things in my microwave and turned them into jerky also!!! LOL
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #4 on: 06/03/2007 15:39:00 »
He's right It does help.. I have burned tons of things in my microwave and turned them into jerky also!!! LOL

TCH TCH !!!..Americans !!!   ::)....Girlies !!!!   ::)..American Girlies !!!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
 

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • Posts: 31653
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #5 on: 06/03/2007 15:42:33 »
He's right It does help.. I have burned tons of things in my microwave and turned them into jerky also!!! LOL

TCH TCH !!!..Americans !!!   ::)....Girlies !!!!   ::)..American Girlies !!!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

NOW NOW NOW.. Me is a good cook, just not as good in the microwave!!LOL!
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #6 on: 06/03/2007 15:49:11 »
He's right It does help.. I have burned tons of things in my microwave and turned them into jerky also!!! LOL

TCH TCH !!!..Americans !!!   ::)....Girlies !!!!   ::)..American Girlies !!!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)

NOW NOW NOW.. Me is a good cook, just not as good in the microwave!!LOL!

LOL...like deep frying a whole Turkey !!..LOL !!!
 

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • Posts: 31653
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #7 on: 06/03/2007 15:57:03 »
Yes indeedy!! You must buy yourself a nice big deep fryer for outside and try it!! It's quicker then the 4 or 5 hours the conventional oven takes and it is very good. Just follow the directions.. LOL!!! I wish I could send you a deep fried freshly cooked Turkey.. You would Love it...Sir!
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #8 on: 06/03/2007 15:59:40 »
I am sorry to divert this thread away from it's premise and I realize what ewe have said karen but I still can not imagine deep frying a whole turkey !!..lol
 

Offline Karen W.

  • Moderator
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *****
  • Posts: 31653
  • Thanked: 5 times
  • "come fly with me"
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #9 on: 06/03/2007 16:08:33 »
Your so bad..You need a deep fryer for your Next Birthday or christmas.. You will become a deep fryer man!!! Turkeys are delish in them. They are bulky though.

Carolyn try making a moist paste of baking soda and spread it inside your microwave and allow it to dry inside a bit, then clean it off thouroghly and add an open box of baking soda to the microwave for a couple of days, It will absorb some more odor..
« Last Edit: 06/03/2007 16:10:31 by Karen W. »
 

Offline neilep

  • Withdrawnmist
  • Naked Science Forum GOD!
  • *******
  • Posts: 20602
  • Thanked: 8 times
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #10 on: 06/03/2007 16:13:43 »
Carolyn,

buy a new microwave !
 

Offline Carolyn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 3761
    • View Profile
Burned food in microwave
« Reply #11 on: 06/03/2007 16:22:50 »
Thanks guys - I tried the water for 10 minutes then scoured it w/ baking soda.  It helped some.  Now I'm doing the water again with baking soda.  If that doesn't do it, then I'll try your other idea Karen.  I suppose if that doesn't work, I'll follow Neils advice and buy a new microwave....

But don't let this mishap fool ya....I'm still an excellent cook.  Last night  was roasted chicken over veggies (potatoes, onions, celery, carrots), and dijon asparagus.  They're still bragging about it today!  Ooohhhhh and tonight, I'm going all out, a real gourmet meal....frozen pizza.

TCH TCH !!!..Americans !!!   ::)....Girlies !!!!   ::)..American Girlies !!!  ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ::)
I think I've already scolded you about comments like this....!!  Keep it up and you will be severly punished! ;D
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Burned food in microwave
« Reply #11 on: 06/03/2007 16:22:50 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
 
Login
Login with username, password and session length