Yahoo Life Shopping
Why you can trust us

We independently evaluate the products we review. When you buy via links on our site, we may receive compensation. Read more about how we vet products and deals.

Smelly fridge? This deodorizer (on sale for $20) can keep it fresh for 10 years

Step aside, baking soda — this stainless steel doodad is more affordable over time and, more importantly, really works.

It's happened to everyone: A to-go container gets stuffed into the back of the fridge, and next thing you know, you get slapped in the face by the stench as soon as you open the door. A box of baking soda can help, but for the worst odors, you'll want a dedicated smell-remover like the Purriko Deodorizer. This handy gadget uses advanced decomposition techniques to remove smells and works for a decade before it needs to be replaced. Oh, and it's on sale!

This small cylinder is all you need to keep your fridge smelling fresh for years to come, fans say. 

Save $8 with coupon
$20 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal? 💰

This deodorizer is down to its lowest price since last year, so it might be a while before we see another discount. One thing's for sure — it'll cost more than $20 in baking soda to keep your fridge fresh for 10 whole years.

Why do I need this? 🤔

No one likes a stinky fridge. It's unappealing, especially when you're going in for a midnight snack. Worse than that, those scents can seep into food and water. While keeping a clean fridge is the best way to keep odors to a minimum, things happen — a takeout box is forgotten, or a container leaks mystery liquid onto the shelf. With this deodorizer, you don't have to worry about smells lingering long past cleaning time.

This is also an environmentally friendly option. The stainless steel shell and the filtering core have a 10-year lifespan, with nothing you need to replace. It just works, saving you from needing to buy any refills. Of course, this means it's a passive filter — it works more slowly than a powered air filter, but it also works consistently instead of only when it's powered on. It's recommended that you have one of these deodorizers for every 18 cubic feet of fridge space.

The Purriko refrigerator deodorizer in a fridge next to a bottle of champagne and bowls of fruit
This nontoxic, rust-proof shell protects your fridge from funk — you know, the bad kind. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

A lot of people count on this gadget to keep odors away — it has over 3,500 five-star ratings.

Pros 👍

"Having boiled eggs and onions in the refrigerator at the same time can be horrific," said one fan. "Baking soda cannot mask the smells, so I bought this to try, and to my surprise, it actually does make the refrigerator smell fresh. ... I would give it 10 stars if I could."

Another homeowner echoed that praise: "I've tried many, many baking soda boxes over the years, odor crystals and just about every other product for odor control in a refrigerator … and this little gem is it! I am so happy I stumbled onto this."

One pet owner even said it can eliminate that dreaded dog smell: "I have three medium/large dogs who sleep in a small room. ... It always smells like dog in there. I didn't think it would work because this room is like 7' x 10'; I figured even if the product worked, the room would be too big for it to work effectively. After about 36 hours, I came downstairs this morning to let out my dogs, and there is no smell of dogs."

Cons 👎

While many users say it's effective at minimizing most smells, a few noted it has one stubborn opponent: broccoli. "Cute little thing [that] pretty much eliminates odors in our fridge," said one. "However, the stainless steel couldn’t stand up to some broccoli casserole I brought home the other day."

Another reviewer lamented the lack of any indicator lights. "The device is attractive and well made, but I can’t tell if it's functional or only decorative."

It's not just for the kitchen — stick it in your car to eliminate smelly evidence of fast food!

Save $8 with coupon
$20 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

  • MotoPower OBD2 Scanner Code Reader

    Save $7 with coupon
  • DBPower Portable Car Jump Starter

    Save $50 with coupon
  • Drecell Handheld Vacuum

    Save $138 with Prime and coupon
  • Shark Navigator Lift Away Upright Vacuum

    Save $50
  • Aksdth Air Fryer Silicone Liners, 2-Pack

    Save $8
  • Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Nonstick Fry Pan

    Save $9
  • JoyJolt JoyFul Kitchen Storage Containers, 24-Piece

    Save $40 with coupon
  • Carote 11-Piece Pots and Pans Set

    Save $60 with Prime
  • Ninja Foodi Smart XL Pro 7-in-1 Indoor Grill/Griddle

    Save $200
  • Danjor Linens Sheet Set, Queen

    Save $9 with coupon
  • Eudele Adhesive Shower Caddy, 5-Pack

    Save $52 with coupon
  • Joymoop Mop and Bucket with Wringer Set

    with Prime
  • Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows, Queen, 2-Pack

    Save $18 with coupon
  • Veva ProHEPA 9000 Premium Air Purifier

    Save $50 with code
    See at Amazon
  • Black+Decker Portable Air Conditioner

    Save $120
  • Isopho Beach Blanket

    Save $18 with Prime and coupon
  • Addlon 100-Foot LED Outdoor String Lights

    Save $21 with Prime and coupon
  • Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

    Save $10 with code
    See at Amazon