Charcoal Reduces Refrigerator Odors

To keep stale odors from building up in my fridge and freezer, I put a plain charcoal briquette or two in a small cup or on a piece of foil in the back corner of each appliance. The charcoal absorbs odor well, takes up very little space and doesn’t need to be changed very often. I have found it works much better than baking soda, doesn’t spill and is even less expensive. Best of all, it really works! —Ronica Brownson, Madison, Wisconsin