What kills the smell of burnt popcorn? Fill a bowl with 1/2 cup water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar. Microwave it for 4-5 minutes and leave it with the door shut for 10-15 minutes. Steam will loosen smell-causing detritus stuck to the walls. Vinegar absorbs odors, even stubborn ones like burnt popcorn smell.
Why does burnt popcorn smell linger? If you did absolutely nothing to remedy the problem, the smell of burnt popcorn can last from a few days to a few weeks. It really does depend on how badly things have gone! Much of this is to do with the starch and fiber in popcorn. This stuff can linger for a very long time, but it will go away eventually.
How do I get the popcorn smell out of my kitchen? Add a gallon of water and 2 cups of vinegar to a pot and bring it to a boil on a stovetop. Once the vinegar and water have simmered for about 15 minutes, add a few slices of bread to the pot. Leave the pot in the room where the burnt popcorn smell is and leave it until the odor has been neutralized.
Why does it smell like burnt popcorn in my house? Problems with debris caught under stove burners, material stuck in toasters or the infamous scorched-popcorn-in-the-microwave scenario are good sources of FOTS smoke odors. Look for traces of scorched popcorn in the microwave or in the trash in office or dormitory kitchen areas.