The Pail Refresher

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The Pail Refresher is a device that you can add to any garbage can in order to improve its smell. Once you hang it in your garbage can or stick it the can's lid (if it has one), it'll emit a non-toxic, eco-friendly deodorizing spray every time the can is moved or opened. The deodorizing spray will cover up the smell of leftover dinners, rotting fruit, dirty diapers and more. You won't need electricity to use this device, as it's battery-operated.

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The Claim

With the Pail Refresher, you can say goodbye to those nasty garbage can odors like seafood shells, half-eaten food, pet food cans, and dirty diapers, because it eliminates odors by releasing a fresh, environmentally friendly scent every time you move or change your garbage. The Pail Refresher is equipped with a flexible hook as well as removable super grip strips to attach to the side or top of any garbage can. It’s battery operated and will release its lovely scent without any effort on your part. The Pail Refresher is perfect for any garbage can in the house, particularly the kitchen one where all the worst smells come from.

Total Cost Breakdown

The cost of The Pail Refresher is $14.95 plus $7.95 shipping, for a total price of $22.90.

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How to Use (Step by Step)

  1. Hang or Stick

    Once you've obtained one of these deodorizing devices, you'll need to hang it from the top of a garbage can of your choice by using the flexible hook. Alternatively, you could use the removable strips that come with each tool to attach it to the lid of a garbage can. To do so, you'll need to attach one strip to the lid and make sure the other one is attached to The Pail Refresher, and then stick them both together when they're facing each other.

  2. Use Garbage Can Normally

    After your Pail Refresher is securely attached to your garbage can, you'll be able to continue to use your garbage can as you normally would, adding any waste to it that you usually do. Now, however, when you open or move the can, the motion-activated technology contained in your deodorizing tool will cause it to release a small spray each time. As a result, your garbage can will continue to smell fairly fresh, as it does when it's empty, even as more and more waste is added to it over time.

  3. Change Cartridge When Gone

    Every so often, you should open up your Pail Refresher and see how much of the deodorizer inside it is left in the cartridge. To do this, you must push on the triangle shape directly above the logo and then gently pull on the device to split it into two. When your cartridge starts running on empty, which will typically occur after a few months to a year, you'll have to obtain a replacement and insert it in the device where the old one was. This will probably take you only a few seconds.


  • Works On Any Garbage Can

    The Pail Refresher will work in any garbage can, regardless of its shape or size, so when you need to, you'll be able to move it around your home or outside your home. Its portability will come in handy if certain garbage cans of yours happen to get stinkier at certain times of the year, or after your household engages in certain activities. If the garbage can you want to hang your device from has wide sides, the tool's flexible hook will stretch to accommodate these and then revert to its original shape later.

  • Compact

    Each deodorizing tool is only about the same size as a standard shampoo bottle. Due to this compact size, it won't take up a great deal of space in a garbage can that you could be using for more garbage. If you're not using your device at some point, and need to store it away, it won't take up much storage space, either. In the event that you want to take your Pail Refresher somewhere away from your home, it'll fit comfortably in a vehicle's glove compartment that isn't cluttered with other junk.

  • Non-Toxic

    The spray that this device will emit is non-toxic, which means that you won't need to be concerned about people or pets inhaling it at any point. The spray is also eco-friendly, so if you're concerned about the air quality of your home or the environment in general, you won't be contributing to its demise by using The Pail Refresher.

  • Washable

    It's safe to wash the exterior of this device, an option that might be useful if it gets covered in dirt after sitting in a garbage pail for months on end. You must wash it by hand, though, instead of putting it in a dishwasher, and it definitely shouldn't be anywhere near a washing machine.

Positive Points

  • Ideal For Baby's Room

    If you've got a baby in the house, the smell of its dirty diapers may be enough to disgust the household as the diapers sit and wait to be washed or thrown out. Fortunately, if you add a Pail Refresher to a baby's dirty diaper pail (for cloth diapers) or the garbage can in the baby's room (for disposable diapers), this will help eliminate their putrid smell. If the baby's got siblings, you may find that they're happier to come in and visit him or her when they no longer have to hold their noses.

  • Can Be Used Outdoors

    Each device can also be used outdoors, which will be beneficial if you're running an outdoor party or event at your home but don't want to inhale the strong scent of garbage after lunch. After everyone scrapes their leftover food into the garbage pail, you and your guests will be able to continue to enjoy yourselves in a stench-free environment until the end of the day (or evening). Your Pail Refresher might keep your outdoor garbage can so odor-free that you'll be able to make it all the way until trash day without noticing any funky smells yourself.

  • Little Physical Effort Needed

    Some people choose to spray their garbage cans with air-freshening sprays in order to try and get rid of unpleasant smells, but this takes physical effort and must be done each day. Using The Pail Refresher instead takes much less physical effort, since once you install it, you may not have to touch yours again for months. Making use of one of these devices requires even less effort than using scented garbage bags to try and get rid of odors since you'll have to change those every few days or so.

Negative Points

  • Don't Get to Choose Scent

    The exact smell of the spray that comes out of these devices is never described, so no one will know if it's a fruity scent, a floral scent, or a scent of another type. You won't know until you obtain a Pail Refresher, so if you don't like the scent, you'll have to just put up with it or find someone else who can make use of this deodorizer.

  • Replacement Cartridges Needed

    After a few months or a year, you'll need to obtain a replacement cartridge for your Pail Refresher since the current one will likely be empty of deodorizer. It's not clear where these can be obtained, though, and they may not be available in mainstream stores. If you can't find one, you might have to get an entirely new device if you want to keep using The Pail Refresher to deodorize your garbage cans.

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Do not buy The Pail Refresher online before searching Amazon.
- Alternatives or the same items are always available and sometimes at lower prices.


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