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Fact or Fiction: Baking Soda vs Activated Charcoal as Refrigerator odor eliminator. Watch Food Detectives segment

Having trouble with refrigerator and freezer odors?  Are you knocked out in the first round when you open your refrigerator?   It’s time for a real “Clutch Performer” and a Hail Mary – Opening your refrigerator should be a positive experience !  Don’t get caught with a smelly refrigerator during the holidays.

If you’re still using baking soda to try to eliminate refrigerator odor, take a moment to discover the advanced power of activated charcoal.    Activated charcoal has been used for years as the best available, effective natural absorbent material for water treatment facilities and even the medical device industry.    Now, you can get the amazing power of activated charcoal for your home in an convenient, long lasting odor absorbing Filter called FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorber.

FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorbers are made with the highest quality natural activated charcoal (also referred to as activated carbon).   FRIDGE IT is completely fragrance free and chemical free, providing you superior odor elimination without irritating fragrances and messy powders and sprays.  Even if your refrigerator has a built in refrigerator filter and air purifier, FRIDGE IT can help keep those really tough odors under control.  Plus, with better odor control, your food will taste and smell better longer.  Your cheese won’t smell like onions and your ice won’t smell like left over chinese food.  Isn’t it time that you catch the activated charcoal wave and discover why FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorbers are so popular.

FOOD NETWORK TV Segment
Watch here for a fun Food Network segment comparing baking soda to activated charcoal and see how much more effective activated charcoal is for eliminating refrigerator odor and unpleasant smells.   The purple cube shown at the end of the segment – yes, that’s FRIDGE IT alright.

KAMR NBC TV – “Does It Work” –
You can also link here to see FRIDGE IT put through the toughest test in an office breakroom – 2 min. segment from KAMR TV where FRIDGE IT was tested in their “Does It Work Segment“.

FRIDGE IT TV Spot
Still not convinced?  To see our latest :60 sec TV spot for FRIDGE IT, click here on TV commercial.

You can also learn more about FRIDGE IT and Innofresh from our web site at www.innofresh.com For convenient on-line shopping, just visit us at www.innofresh.com and click on shop or just follow the product links to easy shopping.  All our products are proudly manufactured right here in the USA.  Also, look for everyday savings when you shop directly with us as well as Free Shipping on special warehouse purchases.

Where did Spring Cleaning come from? Tips for Spring Cleaning and Household Solutions

 

Photo - Spring Cleaning SPRING CLEANING – So, where did that idea come from?

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 From the very early days, several ethnic groups and faith traditions adopted Springtime rituals of cleaning, before or after celebrating holidays, that may have evolved over time into what we now call “Spring Cleaning”.    In times past, particularly in cold climates, people kept their houses closed throughout the cold months and heated their homes with coal, oil and wood.  The coming of Spring was the time to make a musty home, fresh and clean again.  The arrival of Spring was a time to throw open windows and doors and allow fresh air into the home and to clean the yuck that was built up in mattresses, rugs, drapes, etc., removing soot and ash that had built up over the winter months.   Even mattresses, that were made of straw or other natural materials, would typically wait until Spring to replace the old filling with fresh dry hay.

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

While some parts of the country still have snow, April showers will bring May flowers as they say.   It’s time to open up the windows, clean out the closets, cabinets and refrigerator and give your home the Spring Cleaning that you, your family and your home deserves. At Innofresh, we would like to help get rid of the Winter doldrums by helping you keep your home smelling fresh and clean without smelly fragrances and harmful chemicals. 100% fragrance free and allergen free, Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers absorb and neutralize odors throughout your home, including pet areas, under sinks, near trash, closets, storage, cabinets, rooms, basements and much more.  Our Fridge IT Cube odor absorbers are even powerful enough for a common problem this time of year in parts of the country – Dead rodent (mouse) odors hidden behind walls….and, gentle enough for baby’s room – all natural activated charcoal.  No chemicals, no fragrance.  Discover the amazing power of activated charcoal for all your musty household odors from food, pets, and even smoke.

For more information about activated charcoal, dead mouse odors and just about any other odor problem in the house, visit us at Innofresh.   Shop conveniently on line at ShopInnofresh with our buy more and save plus everyday sale prices.   All of our products are MADE IN AMERICA.  Since 1992.

Home Solutions – Top Pick for fighting tough fridge and freezer odors and keeping ice tasting good

 Photos - Real Simple 1RReal Simple magazine offers advise from energizing your life, ultimate guides, gifts, clothing advise and home solutions.   Real Simple offers the solution – “Speed Clean Your Freezer In 20 Minutes”.  In an earlier article, they featured FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorbers from Innofresh as a “secret weapon and top pick” for getting the job done.   “Fridge IT cube fights tough odors (and keeps ice from tasting funky) for up to six months”.

Thank you to Real Simple magazine for sharing these tips as well as so many other great features and articles.    For more information about Fridge IT, Innofresh Products and our line of special ventilated, activated charcoal odor eliminators, please visit us at our website at www.innofresh.com.

Fridge IT activated charcoal odor eliminators also works equally amazingly all around the house including closets, storage, under sinks, trash areas, musty cabinets, stinky diaper pails, dorm rooms and so much more.   The secret is in our special  high grade activated carbon that we use and our advanced porous process.  Beats baking soda!

Is there a difference between regular charcoal and activated charcoal for odors?

We are often asked about the difference between regular charcoal and activated charcoal –  “Does activated charcoal (or activated carbon) really work better than regular charcoal briquettes used on the barbeque grill to absorb and eliminate odors?”.

The answer is a big YES.   And even more importantly is the safety of not using ordinary barbeque charcoal.  Activated carbon or activated charcoal is actually special oxidized charcoal that has gone through a pretty extensive process which significantly increases the microscopic pores that attract and absorb odors.  Click here for a more detailed description of activated charcoal at this link –   http://www.innofresh.com/activated-carbon/

Safety – This is something very important. Another distinction is that, in addition to not being as “pure” or oxidized as activated carbon, charcoal briquettes generally have other chemicals added to them to bind and make them combust better for use in grills. This is another reason we do not recommend charcoal briquettes for eliminating odors to avoid cross contamination with chemicals.
This all adds up to superior odor control performance compared with other products.    For more information, please visit our web site at www.innofresh.com and learn more about our popular FRIDGE IT and Innofresh fragrance free activated carbon odor absorbers and how to use them effectively.

All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.

 

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.

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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Product Review for FRIDGE IT and Innofresh Odor Eliminators – from “Mommy2TwoGirls”

Mommy2TwoGirls reviews FRIDGE IT and Innofresh activated charcoal odor absorbers

Mommy2TwoGirls put FRIDGE IT and Innofresh activated charcoal odor absorbers through the toughest smell tests. 

After using baking soda for years in her refrigerator, she gave our FRIDGE IT cubes the chance to amaze her and did it?   YES,  “I stuck a cube in the fridge and a wafer in the freezer and have had it in there for a couple weeks. …. and even put one on my little ones diaper can and was amazed at how well it worked.”   She said  “I notice how fresh my fridge really does smell. . I absolutely love these products and the simplicity of the use.”   “I highly recommend these to anyone who has odors around their homes, cars, offices and more, these truly are great products.”


FRIDGE IT Cubes and FRIDGE IT Wafers are strong enough for even the worst leftover odors in refrigerators and great for  fresher tasting and smelling ice in the freezer. 
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Mommy2TwoGirls is also offering a great GIVEAWAY-
“The great folks at Innofresh Products Inc. would like to offer one of my lucky Mommy2TwoGirls readers a 6 pack of FRIDGE-IT Cubes (approx value $19.49)”
Click on this link to take you to her blog for all the details   http://mommy2twogirls.blogspot.com/2010/02/innofresh-products-review-and-giveaway.html
Giveaway will end Tuesday 3/9 at 7pm EST, so hurry and check out her informative blog with current reviews and giveaways.

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FRIDGE IT launches new TV commercial “What’s That Smell”

 

Contact: Bruce Kallet,  bkallet@Innofresh.com, 602-866-0411

Fridge It launches new TV Commercial- What’s that smell?

For Immediate release : PHOENIX (February 22, 2010)  Fridge It® brand Natural Activated Charcoal Odor Absorbers owned by Innofresh Products, Inc., has launched a 60 second and 30 second TV commercial: What’s that smell?  The spots highlight all the uses of Fridge-It odor absorbers to get rid of odors and smells around the house, garage, fridge, freezer and closets.  FRIDGE IT is an activated charcoal odor eliminator that is a fragrance free and non-toxic solution to eliminating refrigerator odors, freezer smells, bad smelling ice and odors all around the home.   

The TV spot has been tested this past month on a variety of networks such as Fox-regionals, History Channel, SI TV, Do-it yoursef Network, Food Network, The Weather Channel and CNBC.  It will now be rolled out to run in US national, cable markets and also featured on the Innofresh.com and Fridgeit.com websites.  “We are very pleased with the initial Fridge It TV commercial media test.  The use of animation of the Fridge It cube really shows the process of how activated charcoal works to absorb odor in our patented product.”, said, Bruce Kallet CEO of Innofresh. 

 “We sell Fridge It odor absorbers direct to consumers online at Innofresh.com and FridgeIt.com  in the US, Canada, England and Australia as well as through retailers across the US, including Sur La Table, Gracious Home and Camping World.  In England, Fridge It odour absorbers are sold also in retail at Lakeland Limited in the UK for odour problems.  We have also expanded distribution to many online retailers such as AsSeenOnTV.com, Amazon, as well as retail grocery and US commissary outlets.”

The commercial was created, filmed and edited by Denver based Mantis Media TV. “The Fridge It focused TV commercial will expand our marketing reach and footprint even further to expand retail, online and international growth in the odor elimination category.  We plan more TV to come for the other Innofresh odor elimination lines such as Innofresh Pet, Sport and Auto”, commented Bruce Kallet. 

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the manufacturing is done exclusively in the USA at a production facility in upstate New York that the company contracts with. This facility employs adults with disabilities, a relationship the company is particularly proud of.

About Innofresh Products Inc: Innofresh Products is a CPG, Internet direct and commercial products company focused on manufacturing and marketing of branded and private label line of household, automotive and pet cleaning and air freshening products. The brands include Innofresh®, Fridge It® VisorFresh® and Earthfresh® Odor Absorbers.  Fridge-It refrigerator and freezer natural charcoal odor absorber and Innofresh odor eliminators are available online at www.innofresh.com or www.fridgeit.com for some additional product information.  Phone: 602-866-0411.

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