From: George on
Seerialmom wrote:

>
> BTW...burnt popcorn smell is one of those major pet peeves at work.
> NEVER put a bag in and walk away, even if you use the "popcorn"
> button. When the popping slows down to like 1 pop every 5-10 seconds
> take it out.
>

It doesn't even need to burn without smelling like an explosion at a
chemical factory.

A couple years ago I bought a microwave popper for a couple bucks. It is
basically a plastic bowl with a lid. You just use plain popcorn and
don't get that disgusting heated "space butter" smell.
From: Luke Howett Fitzhugh on
On 7 Mar 2007 10:37:59 -0800, debnett(a)gmail.com wrote:

>Last night I walked away from the microwave while popping a bag of
>popcorn and didn't hear that kernals had quit popping. I returned a
>minute later--honest, only a minute!!!-only to smell that horrid,
>distinctive odor of burned popcorn. Open the micro and smoke rolled
>out.....
>
>I doused the offending bag in water immediately....opened the
>windows...sprayed Lysol....put a fan in the window to suck the odor
>out....opened a couple of other windows...scoured the micro as best I
>could (didn't have any lemon juice or baking soda).
>
>Today the kitchen still reeks....the micro works but IT reeks...and
>the odor is lingering everywhere. I have sprayed Oust (gave up on
>Lysol)....I'm wondering if the microwave should be pitched because
>it's not possible to clean it out inside and will just continue,
>maybe, to be a source of odor?
>
>Thanks for suggestions!
>
>Annie

I worked in a large office area where somebody burned popcorn every
day or two. The odor did finally go away after a couple of hours, and
I think it was the constant ventilation that did the job.

Even without Lysol or other chemicals, lots of fresh air will
eventually clear the stench.

Luke
From: Don K on
"Luke Howett Fitzhugh" <fitzhugh(a)null.null> wrote in message
news:t17uu2p0q3f04o4rp4979hn0h7qoam6bj2(a)4ax.com...
>
> I worked in a large office area where somebody burned popcorn every
> day or two. The odor did finally go away after a couple of hours, and
> I think it was the constant ventilation that did the job.
>
> Even without Lysol or other chemicals, lots of fresh air will
> eventually clear the stench.
>
> Luke

I agree. I've burnt the popcorn many times. The smell goes away on
its own, even if you do nothing.

Don


From: hchickpea on
On Wed, 7 Mar 2007 16:59:20 -0500, "Don K" <dk(a)dont_bother_me.com>
wrote:

>"Luke Howett Fitzhugh" <fitzhugh(a)null.null> wrote in message
>news:t17uu2p0q3f04o4rp4979hn0h7qoam6bj2(a)4ax.com...
>>
>> I worked in a large office area where somebody burned popcorn every
>> day or two. The odor did finally go away after a couple of hours, and
>> I think it was the constant ventilation that did the job.
>>
>> Even without Lysol or other chemicals, lots of fresh air will
>> eventually clear the stench.
>>
>> Luke
>
>I agree. I've burnt the popcorn many times. The smell goes away on
>its own, even if you do nothing.
>
>Don
>

Second that. I've had employees in theatres burn popcorn many times.
Cook a couple of fresh batches and the odor isn't apparent. (But
then, you may not make pocorn 32 oz at a time).

From: The Real Bev on
George wrote:

> Seerialmom wrote:
>>
>> BTW...burnt popcorn smell is one of those major pet peeves at work.
>> NEVER put a bag in and walk away, even if you use the "popcorn"
>> button. When the popping slows down to like 1 pop every 5-10 seconds
>> take it out.
>
> It doesn't even need to burn without smelling like an explosion at a
> chemical factory.
>
> A couple years ago I bought a microwave popper for a couple bucks. It is
> basically a plastic bowl with a lid. You just use plain popcorn and
> don't get that disgusting heated "space butter" smell.

OTOH, Act II microwave popcorn is REALLY good. I don't care if it's space
butter, it tastes fine.

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Bev
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