Meet Chilly Mama, the Cutest Fridge Odor Absorber You Can Buy

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Say hello to your new favorite Amazon cleaning gadget. She's cute, functional and most important of all, keeps food fresher for longer.

We love kitchen cleaning products that make chores fun just as much as anyone else, especially when they solve a common problem with minimal effort. Whether you find cleaning therapeutic (like us), or you put it off until spaces reach peak nastiness, there are a few cleaning hacks that do the heavy lifting for you—and most of them are cool Amazon products.

The Chilly Mama Fridge Odor Absorber is one of those cleaning hacks, so when we discovered her, we knew we scored big. At least when it comes to fighting odors in the fridge. She’s the twin to the Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner, except instead of ridding microwaves of stink and gunk, she keeps the fridge and freezer smelling like they just got a good scrub down—minus the cleaning on your end, of course.

What is the Chilly Mama Fridge Odor Absorber?

A popular kitchen gadget on Amazon, the Chilly Mama Fridge Odor Absorber is an upgrade to keeping a box of baking soda in the fridge. It’s a soda can-sized fridge and cleaning decoration that stores baking soda and lives in the fridge or freezer. Chilly Mama quite literally absorbs funky odors so your kitchen doesn’t, ensuring food stays fresher for longer. Plus, she’ll help you keep track of when it’s time to refill thanks to a genius dial tracker on top of her head.

Amazon reviewers love that Chilly Mama is cute yet functional, with many dubbing it a conversation piece when guests peek in their fridge.

How to Use the Chilly Mama

Just like the Angry Mama, Chilly Mama’s head pops off for easy filling, except instead of water and vinegar she holds baking soda. Once her head and wig are off, add baking soda to the base (aka Chilly Mama’s body) and snap the top back on. A month-by-month spin dial is on the top of her hair, making it easy to track when she needs a refill. Chilly Mama needs a fresh baking soda refill every three months, so you’ll want to set the dial tracker on the month she needs a refresh.

Once she’s filled with baking soda, find a cozy spot in the back of your fridge. She naturally absorbs any funky odors. Depending on the size of fridge, she may need a refill sooner. If you detect weird smells, that’s a sign to refresh the baking soda.

Voila! You just learned one of the secrets to keeping a refrigerator clean.

The Best Amazon User Reviews

As Joy, a verified Amazon purchaser, puts it, “What can I say? It works! And it’s super cute in my fridge door.”

Kathleen attests to Chilly Mama’s effectiveness at getting old smells out: “We had a bad smell in our fridge and we couldn’t find it (even after cleaning) and we put this in and BOOM! No more smell! LOVE IT!”

I finally found a fun container to put in my fridge and freezer that won’t spill over,” shares RHGEDL, a verified Amazon reviewer. “And it makes me smile each time I see it. Easy to use and I liked the feature that reminds you when to change out the baking soda.”

Where to Buy the Chilly Mama

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Trade in that old box of baking soda in your fridge with the Chilly Mama. Find the Chilly Mama Fridge Odor Absorber on Amazon and Walmart where it retails for $15. She’s not just cute, Chilly Mama keeps food smelling—and tasting—fresh.

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Madi Koetting
As Associate Shopping Editor, Madi is an expert at helping Taste of Home readers find everyday household products to level up their life. She covers everything from Instagram-famous products to the internet’s best deals and discounts. When she’s not deep in a story, you can find her honing her at-home mixology skills and scouring TikTok for the next trendy product.