Odor absorbers & air fresheners


When odors are a nuisance, time to find out the where, what, how and who.

When odors become a nuisance, it is time to find out why.  Odor creates an early warning system that alerts the nose that something going on around you  is not right and begins to irritate your nose, sending signals to the brain and creates a pain point with odor. You then smell  the odor, think of it as something you need to fix, clean, or investigate. 

There can be good odors such as a camp fire, or onions cooking, but in most cases, odors mean something needs to be cleaned or fixed. If you smell smoke you look for a fire, if you smell odors you look for the source.

The thing about odor is it is very persistent. It keeps bugging you until you do something about it.  Doing something often leads to a search on the Internet as you try to describe the odor to a search engine and seek a solutions. You would rather tell a computer your odor problem then your friends and family.

The first step is to identify “where” the odor is coming from.  The where can tell you many things about how to get rid of  the odor or bad stinky smell.  Is it fixed by simply  just throwing  a dirty diaper? Or is it more serious, like something stinks and it is coming from inside a wall or coming from your closet, kitchen, fridge, freezer, shoe rack or car?

Once you have identified the general area of the odor, that the “what” comes in.  What kind of odor is it?  Is it a smelly sneaker? Is it a cooked fish smell or a smelly carpet or a cat litter box? is it something you can smell put cannot see?

Once you know the what, then the question can be searched on “how” do I get rid of the specific odor? Or if you can get even more specific: How to I get rid of the odor in my refrigerator? Or even more specific in detail like, how do I get rid of the onion odor in my ice maker in the freezer. The more specific you can be the better the solution will be.

This leads to the “who” of odors.  Who should I trust and choose to fix my problem.  Is is a search that leads you to a  product like an odor absorber? What is the product about?  Is it environmentally friendly? Can it really fix the problem and keep it solved in the longterm. Read the label, is the product non toxic? Is it fragrance free or scented.  What are the warnings.

Do I need an air freshener spray that will fix the problem right now, or I need to call in someone who will do the job like a carpet cleaner or a mold specialist?

Yes ,odors are a nuisance and thank goodness they are, so in their own way odors help you.  They give you the heads up that you need to get rid of that odor or smelly problem right away. Happy odor web searching.



Watch Food Detective on Food Network – the 5-second rule on charcoal odor absorbers.
May 29, 2009, 3:12 am
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This episode is back and does a really great segment on activated charcoal as on odor absorber compared to baking soda. What is really exciting is at the end of the segment, Ted Allen holds up a purple cube and it is a Fridge It  activated charcoal odor absorber and says it is a good option for activated charcoal odor absorbers. Go Fridge It.
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The 5-Second Rule
Episode OF0101Here is what it is about:  Can I really eat something off the floor if I pick it up in less than 5 seconds? How do I stop my mouth from burning after I’ve eaten spicy food? Is the baking soda in my fridge doing anything? Ted Allen and his culinary sleuths set out to prove the answers to these questions, once and for all!
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What is a good odor absorber or deodorizer for a musty closet smell?

What is a good odor absorber or deodorizer for a musty closet smell is one of the most often asked questions on this blog.  Musty closest needs an odor absorber, damp closet needs a moisture absorber.  They  are very different in use.

For a musty closet use a Fridge It odor absorbers for large odor elimination or and Innofresh activated charcoal odor absorber for smaller odor problems.  It will absorbs the odors in the air for up to 4 to 6 months. 

It also works well in closets or any contained space, like car, motorhome, boat, RV, fridge, freezer or dresser draws.

Damp closet use Damp Rid or similar product that can absorb the moisture, it will not do as much for odor control, but works for taking moisture out of the air.  A good odor absorber is one that get the musty smell controlled and eliminated in your closet.  I prefer fragrance free, but some prefer a short term solution like a spray.



Where to buy Fridge It.
May 5, 2009, 2:49 pm
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fridgeit comboWhere to buy “Fridge It®?    It is sold on-line and at retail, many on-line retailers carry it, and the manufacturer has its own buy direct website for Fridge it .  You can order by clicking here: Buy Fridge It. They ship quickly. Retailers such as Camping World, Sur La Table, US Commissaries and selected grocery chains carry Fridge It.

Fridge-It® odor absorbers use nature’s best odor-absorbing material – charcoal!  A patented porous process then activates the charcoal enabling it to target and neutralize odors. Made in the USA at a manufacturing  plant that hires adults with disabilities.

 Fridge-It® also provides a more convenient way of odor control without the mess of spills and clean up.  Just place one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer for amazing results. It is non-toxic, fragrance free and comes in cubes for bigger odors and wafer for hard to reach odor areas.

There is also a product for cars called Innofresh auto odor eliminator , sold at Checker auto, and many other auto supply stores as well as products for sport odor and pet odor.  For a catalog to order via mail contact customer service at: customerservice@Innofresh.com or 602-866-0411 or go online to order at Fridge It.

All products are sold online at Innofresh and is shipped in the US, and to Canada, England and Australia.

Not only is Fridge-It® great for the refrigerator and freezer, it also works well in other relatively small contained areas – closets, pet areas, lockers, gym bags, coolers, near garbage, diaper pails.


Dieting with odor absorbers.

Dieting using odor absorbers? Just when I thought there was nothing new I could hear about ways to use odor absorbers, one my readers comes up with a new one.  Dieting with odor absorbers!  Yes you heard me, it was a key to her successful diet plan.

One of her biggest triggers for eating, was the smell of food in the fridge. When she opened the fridge, great smells would give her brain signals to eat and eat more.  The more she opened the fridge and got that whiff of food, the more her diet willpower would wane.

Her original diet plan was simple.  Always eat half portions and eat the second half at the next meal. Exercise and cut out sugar.  Sounded like a great plan, until the smell of the leftovers in the fridge was calling to her and was too much of a good smell for her. 

That when the odor absorbers came in to her diet plan.  She put 6 Fridge It odor absorbers in the fridge and food odors were gone and so  is 65 pounds. The same odor absorbers that absorb bad odors did the trick for good odors.  She noted that one would normally do for a fridge with odor problems, but she had a diet problem and wanted to be real sure the food smells would not be a issues.

So now she has an odor free fridge and diet on track.  Good job!



Can you buy Fridge It in a local store?
January 16, 2009, 2:42 pm
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You can now buy Fridge It  odor absorbers directly on-line at www.fridgeit.com .  You can buy Fridge It in local retail stores at Camping World and Sur La Table.  Fridge It is also sold in military commissaries around the US.  It is also carried in various specialty stores  and supermarkets that order their inventory from Harold’s wholesale. You can also buy on-line at the manufactures website: Innofresh.com.

The product Fridge It is a well known and trusted odor absorber, since it was carried and sold for over 10 years at WalMart on clip strips and in the kitchen department, but is not currently being carried there.  It was also sold at Linens n Things, Boaters world, for years, but now sell direct to consumers.

Fridge It  is made in the USA in a plant that hires and trains adult with disabilities. So not only can you know that  you are buying a product that really works, when you buy Fridge It  it supports and keeps these adults with disabilities gainfully working right here in the USA .

It is also available to be shipped online to US, Canada and England .




Good idea to use a closet odor absorber with activated charcoal.
September 29, 2008, 3:08 pm
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Summer turns to fall, then winter and putting away your summer clothes in your closet and the change over of your clothes each season is your annual ritual. Due to this process you start to notice things about your closet. How your closet smells and what kind of closet odor and odor removal you need gets more attention. Yes, it is a good idea to use a closet odor absorber year round and change it 3 times per year.

Closet odor can be easily eliminated with an activated charcoal odor absorber like Innofresh odor eliminators.  Why do you have closet smells and odors and how do you need to get them under control? The other question is do you want to neutralize the odor so it is fragrance free, or you want to add a scent and use an air freshener to be more what you had in mind.

You contribute to closet odor by adding moth balls, clothes you have worn and hung, footwear, coats or by placing things on the top shelves in musty card board boxes. Add what you have on the floor in the closet like shoes, sneakers and add the odor from the shoes on the shoe rack or the shoes and purses just thrown into the bottom of the closet, all add to the odor problem.  Add in tightly packed clothes on hangers that are not allowed to air out and then shut them in a small sealed room and you will have closet odor.

Thus you need to have a three zone approach. One to three absorbers for top shelf items, place one in each box or bag.  The hanger area, you need to allow some air flow, so unjamming the clothes is a must and hang an odor absorber to prevent odor transfer.  On the bottom of the closet get the foot odor absorbers for each shoe that can be placed into the shoes that are not worn, to absorber the odors. If you use the closet  as most do as your catch all for sports equipment, ect, then be sure to place a larger activated charcoal refrigerator odor absorber like a Fridge It cube in on the floor, to grab odors. Figure one Fridge It charcoal odor absorber can help a 6′ x 6′ area, if there is good air flow.  If not, you need more and segment them per zone in your closet for odor control and odor elimination. No one wants a smelly closest, so an naturally activated charcoal odor absorber will do the job nicely. So yes it is a good idea of use a closet odor absorber over a air-freshener. Air fresheners will not remove te odor, just add a scent to all your clothes.

Fridge It is a naturally activated charcoal odor absorber that absorbs refrigerator and freezer odors,  It can keep your ice maker smelling great and ice tasting fresh.  Fridge It is a purple cube that last up to 6 months. it is also great for under the sink, near trash containers, storage closets, garages, RV and Boats.

If you have more question you can get info from the web site at:  www.innofresh.com  the makers of Fridge It and Innofresh odor absorbers.



Yes, Fridge It odor absorber was sold in Walmart for many years.
September 25, 2008, 3:12 pm
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Fridge it and Innofresh product lineA question to my blog, is this the same Fridge It  products that sold on clip strips and in the kitchen gadgets section in Walmart for years and now I cannot find it?

Yes ….this is the same Fridge It  “purple cube” that you came to know, trust and love.  It is the same naturally activated carbon odor absorber that may of you have bought at Walmart for over 10 years.  Yes, Fridge It is still made all in the US and is manufactured at a plant that hires adults with disabilities that puts them to gainful work. So feel good about that.

The update is at the moment, they are not available in Walmart, but they do that to suppliers on occasion, and then they put it back in.  So If you love Fridge It  as much as I do, then ask every time you go into Walmart to – Bring Fridge It Charcoal odor absorber back.

They now have a great way to order on-line directly from the manufacturer.  They say they ship quickly to US, UK and Canada. The product is sold in the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and India.  Other countries coming soon.

As a hint they told me that if you want to buy Fridge It from a store or retailer in the US,  that is currently available at Camping World, Sur La Table, and commissaries on US bases, as well as on-line at : Fridge It.  Many retail chains are looking very closely to adding it to their retail locations.  So ask at your local store or hardware. 

The automotive industry took a real liking to the product and they now sell under the Innofresh brand as wafers for auto odor and is sold at Checker Auto, Schucks Auto, Kragen auto, Murrays auto.

I have been told by the manufacturer that it has been picked up by distributor Harolds, so you may now see it at  food chains, health food stores or retailers who use this rack jobber.  You can order direct on-line for Fridge It   or click on this link to go to the official web site page for Fridge It.  If you want to be sent an order form by email: request that at orders@innofresh.com