Regular Charcoal vs. Activated Charcoal as an odor eliminator

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Why use activated charcoal?  Our readers and customers ask “does regular charcoal work as an odor eliminator?”   I’d like to share some additional information on this topic of Activated Carbon or Activated Charcoal and explain why this material is such an effective odor eliminator for a wide range of odors including cigarette smoke, moisture odor, food, pet, footwear and so many other musty household odors.

For even more detailed information about how activated charcoal works, link here activated charcoal –  another blog entry where I talk about the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal (used interchangable with activated carbon).     We hope that it helps our readers understand the powerful difference and safety issues between ordinary charcoal used for grilling and specialized activated charcoal that is manufactured as an extemely effective fragrance free odor eliminator.  Keep your charcoal briquettes for grilling and use activated charcoal for eliminating odors.  Did you know that activated charcoal is even more effective in eliminating refrigerator and freezer odor than baking soda.

So, why the photo of Mark Twain above?   Here is where Mark Twain comes in to explain the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal.
“The difference between the “right” word and the “almost right” word is the difference between “lightning” and “lightning bug”  
– Mark Twain

In other words,  when it comes to eliminating odors,  make sure you look for the important word “activated”.  You’ll find this term “activated” in all Innofresh and FRIDGE IT odor absorbers to describe our “VAT” technology – Ventilated activated charcoal.  It’s what makes the difference.    For safer and more effective activated charcoal odor eliminators,  look for the original FRIDGE IT  and Innofresh brands.  Visit our web site to learn more about our products and also for fast and easy on line shopping  www.innofresh.com

All our products are proudly manufactured in the U.S.   Fast ship is important, so we make every effort to ship your order within just 1 – 2 business days and, now take advantage of our Free automatic UPGRADE to ship PRIORITY US Postal service for quick delivery. All you pay is our standard s&h.   (International orders are shipped US Postal Service regular ground delivery). Shop on line – shopping cart

Dorm Room and Class Room Odor -Eliminate stale and musty dorm room and fridge odor

Eliminate odors in closets, hamper, fridge

Dorm rooms can be pretty pungent.  Shared rooms and bathrooms usually mean smelly rooms and bathrooms.  Problem areas such as closets, hampers, under sinks and especially dorm room refrigerators can produce pretty bad odors.   One product category that is very popular this time of year is odor eliminators and air fresheners for the college student dorms.  Most air fresheners however rely on scented perfumes and fragrances to cover up smells.    THERE IS A BETTER WAY.

I have a college student and I know from experience that college dorm rooms can get pretty pungent.   There are the particularly rancid  refrigerator smells, but also unwanted odor from the closet, drawer and hamper – all contributing to a “not so great” smell.     Even some roommates that insist on hanging their workout clothes on a stretched out line across the room can add some interesting smells to the room.

I know that dorm room odors can be a real problem.   The good news is that there is also a great way to eliminate these odors AND  without adding fragrances and chemicals that just cover up the problem.    More common then you think, many people are also sensitive to fragrances and to the chemicals in many of the scented air fresheners on the market. Students across the country have discovered the secret of natural, eco-friendly activated charcoal.  Now, you and your student can score an A+ for eliminating the musty, pungent and mal-odors often found in dorm rooms.   Not to suggest that all college kids have smelly rooms, but speaking from experience, smelly dorm room refrigerators, musty closets, dresser drawers and bathroom sinks can be pretty bad.

Our readers agree We also hear from our web site and blog reader comments that college room and dorm odors are a real problem, coming from the mini refrigerator to musty closets and storage.    Innofresh and Fridge IT activated carbon odor absorbers are the A + answer for every student.  Don’t spend money on expensive air purifiers.

“My roommate never cleaned out his stuff from the refrigerator and it always smelled……then I put (FRIDGE IT) in the fridge and no more odor.  Thank you”
— Roger
“My son’s dorm room really stinks and the smell was coming from the closet.   I sent him a care package with your product  (Innofresh Footwear/Closet) odor absorber and when I last visited, it really works.”
— Karen

FRIDGE IT activated charcoal odor absorbers are great for the worst smelling refrigerators in college dorm rooms.  Just place a couple of these amazingly effective, unscented activated charcoal odor absorbers in the refrigerator or freezer and eliminate the odors for good.

Innofresh Sport
unscented activated charcoal odor eliminators are also the perfect solution for smelly, musty closets, drawers and hampers.   Hang, clip or place a couple of these powerful odor absorbers in dorm closets and drawers for relief from smelly “Dorm Odors”.   Very Popular!!

Visit our web site at www.innofresh.com to learn more about our products and convenient online shopping. And Fast Ship too! – Your order is important so we make every effort to ship within just 1 – 2 business days at most and now, orders are automatically upgraded to ship PRIORITY U.S. Postal Service for quick delivery.  Just our standard delivery charges apply.

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“What’s That Smell”

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.

Please visit our website for more information and shop conveniently on line at www.innofresh.com All our products are proudly manufactured in the USA.    Now, take advantage of our Internet Special – free shipping (U.S.) on orders over $70.00 – check out our “warehouse buys” section for extra value.

Special Savings on fragrance free, allergen free air fresheners – odor eliminators

Are you ready to clean  out musty cabinets, dusty closets, smelly refrigerators, cluttered garages and storage areas.     All that dust alone  can make anyone sneeze but if you also have  sensitivities and allergies to chemicals and fragrances that are in so many air fresheners,  you also now have another, amazingly effective ec0-friendly solution.   Innofresh and Fridge IT activated charcoal odor absorbers with  VAC technology.  Our patented ventilated activated charcoal filters absorb massive amounts of odor and neutralizes them on the spot.

Many of our readers are already familiar with our odor eliminators and take advantage of savings with our special “warehouse buys”.    *In addition to our already low prices for ordering full cases of 24 units each, you now can save even more with FREE Shipping on any order over $70.00.  (please see shopping cart for terms and conditions – U.S. orders only).  Click here for “warehouse buys”

Of course, we now also offer a low price on our popular 6 – packs.   For only $19.49 plus s&h for a set of 6 odor absorbers,  you can enjoy the fragrance free, odor eliminating power of Innofresh and Fridge IT odor absorbers.   Order now and we will also automatically upgrade to RUSH delivery – US postal service PRIORITY delivery.  All you pay is our standard shipping charges.   So, why wait.  Now’s a great time to order and take advantage of our convenient on line shopping – click here “buy now”.


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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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