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Burnt cinnamin bun with waxed paper on top

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I mega burned my cinnamon bun and cannot get the smell out of the microwave let alone the house! Opening windows, spraying air freshner and lighting candles for 3 days has not helped! Yesterday I put baking soda in the closed microwave. Still hasn't worked.

What can I do?


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Re: Burnt cinnamin bun with waxed paper on top

Boiling water with baking soda then with vinegar seem to be the best tips.

I would do a Google search for "microwave smell" and you'll find a ton of links.

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