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I accidentally put some popcorn into a plastic tupperware bowl

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I accidentally put some popcorn into a plastic tupperware bowl and microwaved it only to discover that the bowl wasn't microwave safe, it melted, the popcorn burned. Is the microwave still safe and if so, how do I clean the stink that now rermains in the microwave and the house!
Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries- firstly the microwave is still safe to use as whilst the plastic has melted it didn't in doing so damage the workings of the microwave.
On the subject of the smell, I'm afraid the best that you can do is to give the interior of the microwave a good clean with detergent and a brush. The remainder of the house will have to be aired to get rid of the smell and if its got into the curtains some febreeze is your best route.
I'm afraid it will take a few days for the smell to disappear, I made the mistake of putting kippers in mine a couple of weeks ago and the bag burst, I wont be doing that again.
The main thing is that the microwave is sound and usable.
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