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Burnt smell in microwave from burnt muffin in a GE microwave

My husband burnt a muffin in microwave. I cleaned out with baking soda and water and vinger and water but when cooking the burnt smell is over the house again. It is GE microwave.

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Posted on Dec 06, 2007

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