Guide To Cleaning Your Refrigerator and How To Eliminate Refrigerator and Freezer Odor For Good.

How to Eliminate Refrigerator and Freezer Odor For Good

 

Most people don’t know this but November 15 is actually a holiday – It’s National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. No kidding.   If you want to learn more about this holiday, click on this link to another post of mine that explains the history of this curious day  National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.   PLUS, look for great 20% savingsclick here.
Well in honor of this special day, I thought it would be appropriate to reprint a quick and easy guide to cleaning out your refrigerator plus tips on how to eliminate refrigerator and freezer odor for good.   I found the attached guide simple and easy to follow, reprinted with permission from LoriW – special thank you to LoriW.

Guide to How to Eliminate Refrigerator and Freezer Odor For Good.

Reprinted with permission from LoriW.
Everyone I know seems to have a problem with refrigerator and freezer odor. It’s a big problem that can cause major cross food contamination, faster food spoilage and bad tasting and smelling ice as well. With this short guide, you will eliminate refrigerator odor and freezer odor for good. Here is the important part – “safely” – without harmful chemicals and fragrances.

It’s not the cleaners but how you clean that is the key.
This will save you time and money in the long run and keep your refrigerator odor free for good. All you need is three things. It’s been my secret for years (along with dozens of friends).

Difficulty Level: Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:

  • Liquid antibacterial dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Activated carbon product

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Typical Refrigerator over stocked.

Typical Refrigerator over stocked.

1. The first step is probably the hardest. Need to remove ALL your items from the refrigerator. This is not a necessary step for your freezer unless you had a defrost problem. If so, then, remove freezer items as well.
This process won’t take long, so no worry about food spoilage if you stay on task. Be sure to actually discard all items that should be thrown out at this point, especially if they already smell like something other than what it is. ie. cheese smelling like onion. For those products, it is too late. My personal goal is 10% – 20% of the items should be tossed because they are just expired.

2. Now, time for a little (really only little) elbow grease. Using paper towels and some water along with just a little antibacterial dish soap, start at the top of refrigerator (inside ceiling) and start working your way down making sure to wipe down the sides and each shelf along the way. After each section is completely cleaned, wipe with dry paper towel to get rid of any moisture.
If your refrigerator has racks instead of shelves, wipe the racks down or better yet, remove from refrigerator and wipe down over sink.
I find that the antibacterial soap is mild and works great. No need for harmful bleaches or other chemicals.
An area that many people forget about is around the door and bins AND inside the bins. These are really important since often liquid drips down into these and can really begin to smell after awhile. Just wipe with soap and water all around the rubber seals.
Check the door hinges as well. These often are a great hiding place for spilled things. You may need to use an old toothbrush to get into those places. Time to put everything back now. Don’t forget the 10% rule.

Now, the freezer. Unless you’ve had a problem with defrosting, I find that just concentrating on the ice bin now takes care of most problems. Time to empty out the old ice which may have taken on some of the “old” smell. With ice bin empty, just wipe down with plain water (no soap) and dry before placing back into freezer.

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    Last step.
    Your refrigerator is clean. Now, to keep it smelling clean and as fresh as possible while protecting food smell cross contamination, the only product I recommend that works the absolute best is made with activated carbon. The brand that I’ve used for years and recommend to all my friends is a little purple cube called FRIDGE IT activated carbon odor absorber. They are so convenient to use and I believe actually saves me time and money since I’m not throwing out as much, refrigerator never smells and these odor absorbers last for a long time.
    I just place one on each shelf and one in each bin in the refrigerator. I also keep one in my freezer near ice bin.
    So, that’s it. No chemicals, no fragrances, no messy baking soda.

 

Activated Charcoal Odor Eliminator Fridge It Top Choice for Bad Odors

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Survey says – Office breakroom refrigerators and trash cans are among worst smells

Breakroom Refrigerators Need FRIDGE IT

Breakroom Refrigerators Need FRIDGE IT

The office breakroom.  Now, that’s a study in human behavior.  I have to say that at least our breakroom at Innofresh has the best smelling, cleanest refrigerator and odor free trash and sink area.   Of course, when you have a great supply of FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor eliminators always on hand, it sure helps.

How about you?  Do you have an office breakroom that can use some, ah hem, “help” ?   Write to us and include a  photo of your breakroom fridge and tell us about it.  You might just end up with a couple of free FRIDGE IT odor absorbers. Send your story and photos to customerservice@innofresh.com or leave with comment with photo on this blog.

Have you opened the refrigerator or freezer and almost passed out from the odor coming from inside?  You know that pungent smell coming from someones leftover lunch from 3 weeks ago.   Breakroom refrigerators and how to eliminate refrigerator odor is one of our top search terms as well as questions about how to get rid of bad odors from breakroom trash and sink areas.
We’ve all been there.  You reach for your lunch sandwich in the office refrigerator, only to be met with the worse smell from decomposing food.  To make matters worse, someone already took your sandwich, right!

In 2009, you may have read about the refrigerator odor problem at the AT&T building in San Jose, California.   This is a true story.  It seems that the office refrigerator was so noxious from food smells,  that when an employee took it upon herself to clean it out along with using some chemical cleaners, it sent several of her co-workers to the hospital and prompted the evacuation of 325 people from the building.    It turned out that a combination of the odor and using the wrong cleaner sent noxious fumes through the air.

Now, hopefully your office refrigerator isn’t quite that bad.    To avoid the bad smells and noxious odors coming from an over crowded and neglected refrigerator, here are a couple of steps.

Step 1.  Assign someone responsible for posting a sign on the refrigerator that says something like “Every Friday, this refrigerator will be cleaned out so if you don’t throw it out, we will”. Then, on Friday’s before closing up for the weekend, that person would be responsible for throwing out anything left in the fridge that could potentially start smelling.

Step 2.  I know this sounds like a sales pitch, but make sure you put a couple  of the FRIDGE IT ®Cubes in the fridge.  This will take care of any lingering odor in the refrigerator.  Also, place one or two units under the sink, near the trash to keep the the entire breakroom smelling fresh and clean again.   The refrigerator that smelled terrible will now be a joy to open and use.   It might even inspire employees to help keep the fridge clean.

You don’t have to take my word for it.   FRIDGE IT  “absolutely does work” as seen on NBC’s KAMR Does It Work Segment. FRIDGE IT odor absorber performed so well in eliminating refrigerator odor that they gave it their highest rating. Click on this link to see the 2 minute spot on YouTube KAMR DOES IT WORK.
FRIDGE IT has a ventilated, activated carbon filter that is amazing and is the ec0-friendly choice for even the worst odors in refrigerators and freezers.   Completely fragrance free and chemical free, the activated charcoal absorbs and eliminates the odor for good.   By eliminating odors, this also reduces cross contamination of smells in your refrigerator so your sandwich won’t taste like your co-workers french onion salad.      Tested against baking soda, activated charcoal is the clear winner for eliminating odors in refrigerators.

Not only is FRIDGE IT great for the refrigerator and freezer, but you can use the power of our advanced activated charcoal filter in so many other areas around the office and home including under sinks, near trash and garbage areas, closets, cabinets, storage, pantry, garage and even smelly dorm rooms.    FRIDGE IT works so well that it is even the fragrance free choice for dead mouse odors behind walls.     FRIDGE IT and Innofresh odor absorbers don’t mask and cover up odors – they eliminate odors for good.

Please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com for more tips and learn about our full line of fragrance free odor eliminators.   You can also conveniently shop on line at www.innofresh.com We make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 business days and now take advantage of our automatic free “Rush” upgrade and ship PRIORITY US Postal Service for fast delivery.  Only our standard ship and handling fee will apply  (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).  Want to save even more  – with our “warehouse case” buys, you save everyday and for a limited time, receive free shipping on warehouse case buys.

The better choice and safer alternative – All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA with safety and your satisfaction the highest priority.    Please enjoy our other blog articles for other helpful tips.    We love your comments and referrals.

Old Books, Antique books and musty odors.

Eliminate musty odors in old books.

Eliminate musty odors in old books.

Are you a book collector?  Now, you can SAFELY eliminate musty and smoky odors and bad smells from old and antique books and household storage areas.

Our readers and customers have been delighted with the results of Fridge IT Cube and Wafer Fragrance Free activated charcoal odor absorbers to eliminate musty odor, lingering cigarette odor and other unwanted smells in all types of items stored away in closets, cabinets, drawers and garages…Yes, and even collectible books.    Our patented VAC technology has a ventilated activated carbon filter that attracts, absorbs and neutralizes odors without the use of any fragrances or chemicals that only mask odors.    Virtually dust free, Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers are the better choice for getting rid of odors that can result from storing books,  clothes, bags, handbags and purses, and other household items.    Just place these powerful activated carbon odor absorbers in the bin or storage container along with your belongings and forget about it.    The activated carbon odor absorbers will continue working to keep your items fresher and cleaner smelling.

TIP for old and antique books – Not only is FRIDGE IT odor absorbers great for general household storage but you can use them with confidence even with old and antique books that so often have cigarette smoke or other musty odors throughout the pages and cover.      Just place our advanced activated carbon odor absorbers in the container or bag with the book.  For best results, try seperating the pages of the book some for better air circulation.
Here’s a note from one of our delighted customers
“Dear Innofresh:   …..I ordered a package of your “Fridge It” charcoal odor absorbers in an attempt to remove the pungent cigarette smell from a large, expensive second hand book I had purchased on line. I separated each of the 551 pages with small cards to increase air flow and enclosed the book in a large white plastic bag with your  product for six months.  Today I cut open the bag and… the book smells like a walk on a fresh spring day. Many thanks for marketing this product.  It worked far beyond my expectations……”

Of course, don’t forget that FRIDGE IT activated carbon odor absorbers are amazing for eliminating odors and cross contamination of smells in your refrigerator and freezer.    FRIDGE IT fragrance free activated carbon is the better choice for effective odor control.    For more information about FRIDGE IT and Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers, please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and also shop conveniently on line.   Your order is important so we make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 days and now, take advantage of our automatic FREE upgrade to RUSH and ship PRIORITY US Postal Service so you receive your order quickly.

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Smelly Refrigerator hot topic – Rachael Ray Message Board – People talking about eliminating refrigerator odor

FRIDGE IT Cube and Wafer

FRIDGE IT Cube and Wafer

Refrigerator odor is a problem for almost everyone and baking soda not really doing the job.  Now, there’s a better way to eliminate refrigerator and freezer odor.

Come and join the discussion on Rachael Ray’s message board.  We found some recent comments posted on this discussion board and wanted to share the link with you.    The discussion started with a post from “kitties 10” – “wade up newspaper and get it wet with water and set it in your fridge and it will soak up the odor”. This actually can work for some lesser odors but not really effective for tough refrigerator odor problems, plus it’s messy.  The carbon in the ink actually help soak up the odor.While some posts also included old fashioned baking soda and even coffee grinds, “Sarahview”, “Bettee201” and “Tayloron” posted raving reviews for FRIDGE IT fragrance free activated charcoal odor absorbers. The last time we looked, there were 26 posts with over 5500 views.  Wow.  We wonder if this is a record for the Rachael Ray message board.  Either way, it tells us how many readers are really interested in finding a better odor eliminator for getting rid of nasty refrigerator smells and even bad tasting or smelling ice.      Click on this link at Rachael Ray message board and join in on the discussion.  We would love to hear your thoughts.  If you log in to her site and leave a message on this post, it keeps the discussion on the top of the list.  Please help by leaving comments on that post.

Fridge It activated carbon odor absorbers really do work great and our patented ventilated activated charcoal is the secret.  Fragrance free and no worry about messy granules or powders. Just conveniently place or hang FRIDGE IT in fridge and freezer to eliminate refrigerator smells and “left-over” odors for good.   Unlike other products, FRIDGE IT also works effectively in the freezer to help eliminate off tasting and bad smelling ice while reducing cross contamination of food odors.

Fridge IT cube and Fridge IT wafer can also be used with confidence all around your home to safely eliminate musty and unwanted odors without chemical sprays, gels or plug in’s.    Great for under sinks, near trash and garbage containers, cabinets, closets, garage, storage, diaper pails, dorm rooms and office cubicles.   Even strong enough to help get rid of the nasty smell from a dead mouse behind the wall or in a closet, which is a very common problem.

So, please join the discussion by leaving a comment on this blog or Rachael Ray message board and share your secret to an odor free refrigerator.

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Activated Charcoal Filters – Natural, fragrance free air freshener for cars, trucks and R.V.’s

I should first explain what Las Vegas has to do with this blog on how to eliminate smoke, pet and food odors in your car.  I received a photo with a note from a reader.  As the note read…. “On a recent trip to Las Vegas, I took advantage of the very convenient Las Vegas taxi service.   It wasn’t my first trip, so I expected perhaps a lingering odor coming from the last passengers cigarette smoke or some combination of spilled beer and I don’t know what….”   “Or, even worse, a combination of these odors with an overpowering scented air freshener – for a delivery of fruity smoke and beer smell!”

“To my surprise and delight, when I got in the back seat and settled in, there was no bad smells, no indication of previous smokers or lingering odor from last nights late night party and no scented air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror’.   Instead there it was – a Fridge IT.     ” The cab driver had two in the car.  This one in the back and another up front.”   Wow, what are the chances, I say.    Great story and I wanted to share it.     This cabby discovered a better way to eliminate odors – with unscented, 100% fragrance free FRIDGE IT.

Many of our readers in fact do use FRIDGE IT for inside the car and it works great.   We also developed an activated charcoal odor eliminator just for this use as well. It’s called Innofresh AUTO odor eliminator. You get the power of activated charcoal that traps and neutralizes odors, but also the convenient size and built in clip on feature on the back.    Either way, you won’t go wrong.   Both products utilize our VAC technology – a porous ventilated activated carbon filter that absorbs even the toughest odors that you might even find in taxi’s.    (Hey, nothing against taxi’s, but some of these could use a bit more freshening with fragrance free activated charcoal).

Now, you can find Innofresh AUTO odor eliminators conveniently on line at http://www.innofresh.com  or just click on the link directly to Innofresh AUTO.
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Not convinced, here’s another review  from a VERY satisfied customer.

“Thank you for a wonderful product.  Prior to ordering your product, I tried placing charcoal, coffee grinds, white vinegar (at separate times) and the smell of cigarette smoke was not subsiding or leaving my car.  I went to the extent of even having the car detailed and the smell got worse because the chemicals they use.   Nothing was working. …..Your product did it. I placed it inside my car and in the trunk and after 2 days the smell started subsiding until now, is all gone.   So, thank you for a wonderful product”

So, come visit us at http://www.innofresh.com and discover the amazing performance of activated charcoal.    All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.   customer service – customerservice@innofresh.com

Eliminate odors safely in gym bags, sport bags and athletic gear.

Fragrance Free Odor Elimination

Innofresh Sport Odor Eliminator
Fragrance Free, activated charcoal odor absorber – eliminates musty odors in sport equipment bags, gym bags, footwear and athletic sports gear bags.

Sensitive to fragrances and chemicals?  Allergies?  Discover Innofresh activated charcoal carbon filters and eliminate that unpleasant musty odor in gym bags and footwear.  Don’t just cover up the smell with fragranced air fresheners. For the active family, whether it’s bowling, football, baseball, hockey, basketball or any other sport, you probably have some issues with musty and other unpleasant odors coming from the equipment or inside your carrying bag.     You certainly don’t want to use sprays that might harm the equipment and bag,  and irritating fragrances that just cover up the smell isn’t right for you.

Now, there’s a way to safely reduce and even eliminate the  musty odor using Innofresh Sport fragrance free activated charoal odor absorbers.    No worry about sprays, messy powders, gels and small granules.   Easy and effective, just place a couple of these powerful odor absorbers inside your sport bag, gym bag, bowling ball bag, hockey duffle and that’s it.  Our unique activated carbon filter starts working immediately to absorb, trap and neutralize the odor from your equipment and from inside the bag.  Some sport odors are particularly pungent so you may want to use multiple units to enjoy maximum odor control.

Great for all sports equipment and bags

Great for all sports equipment and bags

Bowling ball odor
Hockey helmet and equipment
Football pads, football gear and gym bag
Lockers
Backpacks and duffle bags
Baseball sport bags.
Tennis bags
Golf bag
Athletic footwear

For more information about Innofresh activated carbon odor absorbers, please visit our website at www.innofresh.com
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Spring Cleaning withThe Perfect Pairing – Fridge IT Cube and Fridge IT Wafer activated charcoal odor eliminators

Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers

The Perfect Pair - FRIDGE IT

 The Perfect Pairing of our most popular activated charcoal odor absorbers.  Now, you can order your two favorite odor (odour)  eliminators together as a combination pack of three (3) Fridge IT cube and three (3) Fridge IT wafer odor absorbers.

Of course, FRIDGE IT cube is the best answer for even the worse refrigerator odors.  One of our most common inquiries is how to eliminate refrigerator odor.  If you are still using baking soda for refrigerator odors, you may want to see this TV segment from The Food Detectives which demonstrates how much better activated charcoal (or activated carbon)  is than baking soda.   Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers beat baking soda.   Our popular Fridge IT cube can hang from a shelf or just place right on any shelf or bins to get rid of the odors and reduce cross contamination of food odors.   You’ll save both time and money.

Fridge IT Cube

Fridge IT Cube

Our Fridge IT wafer has the same superior activated charcoal as the “Cube” but designed for tighter areas where you can conveniently just place or clip on FRIDGE IT using the convenient built in clip on feature on the back. 

Fridge IT Wafer

Fridge IT Wafer

Great for clipping onto trash cans or just placing in drawers and cabinets.

Of course, both FRIDGE IT cube and FRIDGE IT wafer use our patented ventilated air flow and natural activated charcoal to provide you with safe and effective odor control. Completely fragrance free and allergen free, FRIDGE IT activated charocal eliminates the odor for good.   Great for refrigerator and freezer, but also in so many other areas around your home including under sinks, near trash, cabinets, closets, storage, garage, basements, musty rooms, smelly dorm rooms and even diaper pails.    Fridge IT activated charcoal is so effective, you can even use these to help safely eliminate the horrible smell from dead mice.  It’s that time of they year and dead mouse odor behind wall or in vent and closets are a very common problem that we can help with.

To order our popular FRIDGE IT combo pack (3 each – total of 6 odor absorbers), just click on BUY NOW.    You can also visit our website at www.innofresh.com for more information or choose from one of our other product selection or combination packs.      All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.   Fast ship is important so we make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 business days and now, take advantage of our free upgrade to RUSH PRIORITY US Postal Service so that you receive your order quickly.  Just our standard shipping and handling apply.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery).

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