From: gamer on
timeOday wrote:

> Seerialmom wrote:
>
>> NEVER put a bag in and walk away, even if you use the "popcorn"
>> button.
>
>
> Really? So far my luck with "popcorn" button microwaves has been
> excellent, to the point of making me curious how they work.
>
> My own microwave is extremely plain (nothing but an analog dial) but
> if it ever breaks I would look for one with a popcorn button.

(On ours, it's an automatic 2-minute timer button)
From: Nicik Name on

<debnett(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
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> 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 love odors......all kinds of cooking odors
diesel fumes are one of my favorites......makes me hungry
I could sit behind a truck or VW diesel Rabbit all day
pipe cigar cigarette smoke I like also .......and I dont smoke.
road kill skunks in the morning commute jolt better than coffee any day.....
farm manure.......road side passing thru
jet fuel........JP5 we called it in the Navy
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open the windows it will go away


>


From: BB on
On 7 Mar 2007 11:23:20 -0800, 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.

Certainly this is a good rule if you're not very familiar with a given
microwave/popcorn combination. We're not terribly far from the office
microwave and there's always that burned smell from time to time. Really I
think its just people trying to get those last few kernels (which is
always a bad idea).

I've use the 'popcorn' button on my microwave for dozens of bags over the
past decade or so with no problem.

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