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Draconess25's avatar

Am I the only one who notices that microwaves smell bad?

Asked by Draconess25 (4448points) June 23rd, 2010

Everytime I go near a (running) microwave, I get this acrid smell that makes me want to puke. I know it’s not just something wrong with ours, because I smell it at everyone’s house. It also makes the food taste & smell bad (in my opinion).

Am I the only one who notices this? Or do most people just ignore it because microwaves are convenient?

For the record, I have a bloodhound’s sense of smell. It sucks.

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dpworkin's avatar

I think your nose is sensitive to odors which most people don’t detect. This is actually a very valuable asset – if it can be proven that you do have this capability, you can get a very well paying job with a perfumery or a winery.

Draconess25's avatar

@dpworkin Would I get free wine?

ucme's avatar

Yeah they can pong when they ping i’ve found.

dpworkin's avatar

I don’t know what you could negotiate for. I know that they would want you very badly as an employee, and would no doubt offer you an attractive package of perqs and compensation.

Draconess25's avatar

@dpworkin I’d probably have to wait another year, until I’m 21.

Reushbag's avatar

i always think they smell bad.
its probably from many different conflicting foods being cooked in the same small space without many washes in between.
smell sticks. and doesnt get very pretty.

Fly's avatar

I do notice a bad odor coming from microwaves, but I just try to tune it out. It doesn’t bother me enough to nauseate me like it does to you, though.

rebbel's avatar

@dpworkin “you can get a very well paying job with a perfumery or a winery.”
Or the DEA.

dpworkin's avatar

Yeah, but she’s no dog.

dpworkin's avatar

Drug Enforcement Administration.

Draconess25's avatar

@dpworkin So enforcing drugs? That’s completely against what I believe.

dpworkin's avatar

It was a joke. They use drug-sniffing canines.

Draconess25's avatar

@dpworkin Oh, okay! ^^ Ellie could do that, though. Her spirit animal is a Wolf!

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 GQ. I answered you in another thread ;^(

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 I’ll ask here also.oes it smell like burning plastic? Or anything burning?

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land Not burning, just this icky acidic smell.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@Draconess25 Is it just one microwave oven or all that smell that way to you?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Hmmmm, I’m stumped. :^(

Draconess25's avatar

@stranger_in_a_strange_land I suppose no one’s ever survived high dosages of radiation long enough to smell it….

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