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Best way to remove microwave fire residue, soot and smell...

I am trying to get the fire residue out of the inside top, sides, and some of the bottom of a microwave. Baking soda cleaned outside and around the inside of door nicely, but is not removing brown coloration from sides and top. Is this permanently burnt or is it removeable with something else. The microwave seems to work well.

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  • Lynne Drazin Apr 11, 2009

    Burned a potato to a crisp. The microwave interior now has soot and the smell of fire...but it works. How can I best clean this, please???

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I did the same thing and nothing I've tried seems to help any more suggestions???

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Use a scouring pad

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