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How to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. We’ve all wondered how to get the smell out of a refrigerator more than once. Whether it’s rotten food, smelly food like fish, onions or garlic, or just a moldy, musty smell – smelly refrigerators are just plain gross. Especially when they store the fresh food we’re supposed to eat.

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

So stop throwing away money and fix the problem of a smelly refrigerator once and for all!

It’s easy to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Trust me. Once you find the right product to put in your refrigerator to keep odors from building up, you won’t have to worry about it again.

AND you can do it naturally. With no chemicals.

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

How to Get Rid of Odor in a Refrigerator

So, there are a few tried and true ways to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Get rid of smells and freshen your refrigerator by doing any of the following:

  • Remove the offending item (think fish, cabbage, broccoli, onions, garlic, etc.) Once you remove it, though, you’ll have to wait for a while to let the odor diminish on its own time.
  • Clean the inside of your refrigerator from top to bottom. Remove all of the food and every bottle and storage container you have, wipe down the surface with a natural anti-bacterial wipe or a vinegar spray. Then put all of the food back in. (This likely will take at least an hour of your time, if not more.)
  • Use baking soda boxes in the refrigerator. Yes, baking soda is a wonderful natural way to prevent odors. You do need to replace those boxes and keep buying new ones, though. Also, the top must remain open and don’t let the baking soda absorb too much moisture and develop a “crust” which won’t help with deodorizing. Suggested replacement time is 1-3 months.
  • Consider making a DIY gel air freshener to put in your refrigerator and change out frequently.
  • Harness the natural power of bamboo charcoal to remove odors and freshen your fridge. Buy once and never replace again.

Bamboo Charcoal Removes Odors

I’ve already talked about how great bamboo is in removing mold and mildew in cars and how it is the best way to remove odor in a closet.

Seriously, bamboo seems to be a natural solution to all smelly problems!

How does bamboo work? When bamboo is burned, it’s made into activated charcoal. That charcoal is harnessed and used in natural air purifiers. Air passes through the purifier system during normal air circulation over the day (the charcoal is enclosed in a bag or box). When the air passes through the bamboo activated charcoal, it’s purified, which means the odors are removed.

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

What’s left isn’t an artificially scented odor or a chemical cleaner odor, but just clean air (which has NO smell, by the way!

Bamboo can be reused over and over again. Every 1-3 months, put the bamboo air purifier in the sun, and the heat of the sun’s rays will bake out the nasty odor causing substances, and you’re bamboo bag is refreshed and ready to eliminate odors again.

I said it was brilliant! And it costs less money than buying fancy sprays, cleaners or refrigerator inserts. Over time, it’s even cheaper than baking soda. BONUS – it removes moisture and mold, too – so no worries about those nasty things in your refrigerator, either!

So, here are some of the most, affordable, clever and simply the best ways of how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator:

Best Products to Get Rid of Odor in a Refrigerator

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

Bamboo Activated Charcoal Insert from COOP Home Goods

This small box contains a bamboo charcoal insert to remove odor in a refrigerator. Lasts up to two years. Tuck away wherever is convenient in both your refrigerator and freezer.

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

Lemon by ZooBamboo

Looks like a lemon, but has a powerful odor remover inside! If you don’t want to look at an odor remover in your refrigerator or freezer, this is the way to remove smells in a more attractive way. A natural linen and bamboo charcoal bag is tucked inside.

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

Phaii Odor Absorber

Using the power of bamboo charcoal, this modern looking system easily sits on a refrigerator shelf to remove odors.

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

PURGGO Hanging Deodorizers

Using the natural power of bamboo and hemp, these hanging deodorizers are how to get rid of odor in a natural way and might be more convenient if you don’t have shelf space. Tuck into shelves, or hang (consider using a suction cup hook in the refrigerator or freezer to hang.)

Stinky Fridge? Here's how to get rid of odor in a refrigerator. Natural, non-toxic, safe and chemical-free ways to clean and freshen your freezer and fridge. Easier than baking soda. Cheaper, too!

Ever Bamboo Fridge and Freezer Deodorizer

This is the brand that I use in my car. They make products for every odor-causing problem in the house. Let’s be clear, though – every activated bamboo charcoal deodorizer will remove moisture and odors wherever you put it. So this bag could just as easily work in the car, closet, etc. and vice versa.

Get rid of smells in your refrigerator naturally. These non-toxic tips and gadgets remove the stink from your fridge without much work on your part! Nix the odor and save tons of money on food that would otherwise be thrown away with these natural remedies.

 

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Jim

Monday 24th of June 2019

Very cool, I didnt know that bamboo had such an effect on odors. I always used baking soda but to be honest I never really smelled much of a difference. What do you do if you live in an area that doesn't get much sun? I'm in the midwest and especially in the winter months we don't see the sun for a couple weeks at a time :(

Kimberly Button

Wednesday 26th of June 2019

Good question! You can go up to 2 months or so before needing to put the bamboo ones in the sun to bake out the moisture. There are also units such as this one from Amazon that are mini dehumidifiers and then you plug them into an outlet once a month to remove the moisture: https://amzn.to/2IR02rN

Francsica

Friday 18th of January 2019

Does Walmart carry this product?

Kimberly Button

Friday 18th of January 2019

Hi Francsica, I'm not sure if Walmart carries it. I haven't looked, but they might have something similar.

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