Store Locator
Track Order
Close X

New Customer ? Start Here.

SEARCH
MAKE more HAPPEN
MAKE more HAPPEN
MAKE more HAPPEN
 

New day. New Daily Deals. Get them before they are gone!

WEEKLY AD
Air Sponge Odor Absorber

Air Sponge Odor Absorber

Item: 36496    Model: DM-101-6/00001

Air Sponge Odor Absorber
3.5stars
( 11 reviews)
SHARE:
  • Removes carpet dust, pet odors, paint and solvent odors
  • Also eliminates cooking, tobacco mildew and humidity odors
  • Lasts up to six weeks in a 300 square foot area
See more details
  • Special Financing Available  Learn More
  • In Stock Online
  • Expected Delivery:1 Business Day
  • FREE Shipping to store ( Learn More )
  • Online Only
Removes carpet dust, pet odors, paint and solvent odorsAlso eliminates cooking, tobacco mildew and humidity odorsLasts up to six weeks in a 300 square foot areaEachRemoves carpet dust, pet odors, paint and solvent odorsAlso eliminates cooking, tobacco mildew and humidity odorsLasts up to six weeks in a 300 square foot areaAir Sponge Odor Absorber8.39USDhttp://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0110414_sc7?$std$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0110414_sc7?$thb$http://www.staples-3p.com/s7/is/image/Staples/s0110414/Air-Sponge-Odor-Absorber/product_36496
Price:
$8.39
Each

Currently Out of Stock.

Add to Favorites


REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Air Sponge Odor Absorber
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Pleasant scent (6)
  • Long lasting scent (5)
  • Inconspicuous design (4)
  • Not overpowering (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom (5)
    • Small rooms (4)
    • Breakroom (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (4)

    Most Helpful Positive Review

     

    Smelly Office?

    This is a great product for a small area and if you are looking for an odor neutralizer you can forget about. It does not overpower with a flowery scent and is barely noticeable...Read complete review

    This is a great product for a small area and if you are looking for an odor neutralizer you can forget about. It does not overpower with a flowery scent and is barely noticeable by others. Only downside is that if someone knocks it over the charcoal can and will cause a mess. It does not stain, but it does require some careful clean up.

    VS

    Most Helpful Negative Review

     

    Disappointing Performance by Air Sponge

    Our Parish Hall is over fifty years old and consists of two wings, both of which receive heavy foot traffic via daily visitors and guests of special events like meetings, retreats, receptions, and...Read complete review

    Our Parish Hall is over fifty years old and consists of two wings, both of which receive heavy foot traffic via daily visitors and guests of special events like meetings, retreats, receptions, and classes.The south wing houses two small offices (each 12 x 12), four large pantry closets, a full bath, and a disused HVAC room, all of it joined to the north wing by a long, narrow, stuffy hall. The north wing houses a rectangular and airy conference room, flanked on one length by double-wide sliding glass doors which open to the campus garden, and on the opposite length by a large fireplace. The north wing also has a small foyer, full kitchen/dinette, a 15 x 20 library, and numerous storerooms or utility closets. The south wing is poorly ventilated and beset with odors from: two pets kept in the vicar's office; hundreds of old, dusty/mildewed books; bathroom odors; smoking (pipe); occasional but pervasive cooking odors from the kitchen in the opposite wing; and what I think of as "sweaty tennis shoes".Since becoming sexton (caretaker) of the parish properties six months ago, one of my biggest challenges has been how to restore the building to a welcoming, clean, fresh-smelling state (short of gutting and rebuilding it!), and how to eradicate/control the fusty staleness endemic to old pier-&-beam, multiuse buildings and the occasionally unpleasant odors generated by its occupants and users. Visitor traffic is heavy in both wings, so it is essential we disinfect surfaces and "freshen the air" two - three times daily. Although we can count on the daily cleaning subcontractor to address principal sanitation levels, we also wanted a quick touch-up method after group meetings and events, with a lightly- or pleasantly-scented antibacterial aerosol, and as a latent back-up, a static odor-absorbing/odor-eliminating product.The battery of over-the-counter products we've tested so far yielded interesting results, either by their success or their epic failure. We've experimented with Lysol aerosols in all their deodorizing & sanitizing manifestations, Febreze aerosols, Oust, plug-&-play oils/sprays/wicks, even a salt-like product sold in pet stores (!) recommended for "malodorous college dormitories" etc., etc., ad nauseum.We rated products most and least effective, based on a matrix of 6-7 factors: Initial cost; Maintenance/Replacement cost; Tolerance of/Usefulness in extreme hot/cold climate conditions; Ease of Use; Conspicuity (1 = Discreet, Unobtrusive, Noninvasive. 9 = Overt, Visible, Noisy/Disturbing, Invasive); and Occupant Feedback (any group or group leader using the building, whether using it free or with-fee, must complete a 1-page multiple choice feedback sheet. Three queries on it ask the user for ratings and comments about the Parish Hall's condition and appearance.)Most effective: Lysol Disinfectant Spray "Clean Linen" won hands-down over all other Lysol versions & fragrances, including Neutra Air and Infection Control. Neutra Air comments ranged from "metallic smelling" and "sticky" to "I can still smell last week's spaghetti dinner." If we offered Lysol's manufacturer any suggestion for improvement, it would be they should create a spray mechanism as powerful as the Febreze aerosols and which produces as fine a mist. The spraying distance and width of Lysol is roughly half to two-thirds of Febreze and, even when sprayed as highly as possible into a room, the coarser mist creates a thoroughly unpleasant tackiness on bare marble, linoleum, or wood floors.Least effective: the Air Sponge, dead last. When standing within five feet of a freshly-opened container, there is a faint yet unmistakable "wet chalk & burned toast" aroma. We placed a container of Air Sponge in one of the 12 x 12 offices and we placed another fresh container in the 15 x 20 library. (N.B. the doors to these spaces stay shut.). Scarcely two weeks later, the Air Sponges had dried to small, hard paperweights and both spaces were just as musty and stale, with no discernible improvement in air quality.At [$] a pop (a/o 15th Nov 2010), and bearing promises of "Eliminates odors and pollutants from air; Removes carpet dust, pet odors, paint and solvent odors; Also eliminates cooking, tobacco mildew and humidity odors" and "Lasts up to six weeks in a 300 square foot area" we were chagrined Air Sponge achieved =none= of those ends. We won't buy Air Sponge again and wouldn't recommend it for improving air quality in anything bigger than a shoebox. Lest readers think we failed to use the product as recommended, we used it precisely per the manufacturer's instructions (printed on the outside of the container, which, by the way, you'll need super-human strength to open it's so well-sealed.)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    5.0

    Works for the strongest of odors

    By Cynthia in the non-profit world

    from Louisville, KY

    Pros

    • Long-Lasting
    • Neutralizes Odors
    • Not Overpowering

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Smoke

      Comments about Air Sponge Odor Absorber:

      This powerful cleaner work even on large hotel rooms that have been smoked in.

      Comment on this review(earn points)

       
      4.0

      Takes care of musty/sweat smells

      By ORC

      from Otis,MA

      About Me Meticulous Cleaner

      Pros

      • Freshens Air
      • Neutralizes Odors
      • Not Overpowering
      • Pleasant Scent

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Air Sponge Odor Absorber:

          We use these at our Rec center--exercise rooms & restrooms--they work great (takes care of the musty smell of an old building & people working out). Our exercise rooms are on the smaller size, so these are perfect. Windows are painted shut in these rooms & the only air circulation we have are the ceiling fans so air fresheners are a must. Just wish they would last longer. We use them in our restrooms also, pleasant smell, not too strong.

          Comment on this review(earn points)

           
          1.0

          Nothing Changed

          By BLAW

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Air Sponge Odor Absorber:

              This item did not take away any odors. If was very ineffective.

              Comment on this review(earn points)

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Just Not Sure

              By Nichole the Secretary

              from Oregon

              About Me Casual Cleaner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Not Overpowering
              • Pleasant Scent

              Cons

              • Smell Fades Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Bathroom Odors

              Comments about Air Sponge Odor Absorber:

              We are using this in the bathroom of a six person office building. I am not sure that for the price that this does a better job than regular room spray.

              Comment on this review(earn points)

              (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointing Performance by Air Sponge

              By AllSaints

              from Texas

              About Me Meticulous Cleaner

              Pros

              • Simplicity if it worked

              Cons

              • Not Effective
              • Over-promised
              • Under-performed
              • Unpleasant Scent
              • Very difficult to open

              Best Uses

              • Paperweight

              Comments about Air Sponge Odor Absorber:

              Our Parish Hall is over fifty years old and consists of two wings, both of which receive heavy foot traffic via daily visitors and guests of special events like meetings, retreats, receptions, and classes.The south wing houses two small offices (each 12 x 12), four large pantry closets, a full bath, and a disused HVAC room, all of it joined to the north wing by a long, narrow, stuffy hall. The north wing houses a rectangular and airy conference room, flanked on one length by double-wide sliding glass doors which open to the campus garden, and on the opposite length by a large fireplace. The north wing also has a small foyer, full kitchen/dinette, a 15 x 20 library, and numerous storerooms or utility closets. The south wing is poorly ventilated and beset with odors from: two pets kept in the vicar's office; hundreds of old, dusty/mildewed books; bathroom odors; smoking (pipe); occasional but pervasive cooking odors from the kitchen in the opposite wing; and what I think of as "sweaty tennis shoes".Since becoming sexton (caretaker) of the parish properties six months ago, one of my biggest challenges has been how to restore the building to a welcoming, clean, fresh-smelling state (short of gutting and rebuilding it!), and how to eradicate/control the fusty staleness endemic to old pier-&-beam, multiuse buildings and the occasionally unpleasant odors generated by its occupants and users. Visitor traffic is heavy in both wings, so it is essential we disinfect surfaces and "freshen the air" two - three times daily. Although we can count on the daily cleaning subcontractor to address principal sanitation levels, we also wanted a quick touch-up method after group meetings and events, with a lightly- or pleasantly-scented antibacterial aerosol, and as a latent back-up, a static odor-absorbing/odor-eliminating product.The battery of over-the-counter products we've tested so far yielded interesting results, either by their success or their epic failure. We've experimented with Lysol aerosols in all their deodorizing & sanitizing manifestations, Febreze aerosols, Oust, plug-&-play oils/sprays/wicks, even a salt-like product sold in pet stores (!) recommended for "malodorous college dormitories" etc., etc., ad nauseum.We rated products most and least effective, based on a matrix of 6-7 factors: Initial cost; Maintenance/Replacement cost; Tolerance of/Usefulness in extreme hot/cold climate conditions; Ease of Use; Conspicuity (1 = Discreet, Unobtrusive, Noninvasive. 9 = Overt, Visible, Noisy/Disturbing, Invasive); and Occupant Feedback (any group or group leader using the building, whether using it free or with-fee, must complete a 1-page multiple choice feedback sheet. Three queries on it ask the user for ratings and comments about the Parish Hall's condition and appearance.)Most effective: Lysol Disinfectant Spray "Clean Linen" won hands-down over all other Lysol versions & fragrances, including Neutra Air and Infection Control. Neutra Air comments ranged from "metallic smelling" and "sticky" to "I can still smell last week's spaghetti dinner." If we offered Lysol's manufacturer any suggestion for improvement, it would be they should create a spray mechanism as powerful as the Febreze aerosols and which produces as fine a mist. The spraying distance and width of Lysol is roughly half to two-thirds of Febreze and, even when sprayed as highly as possible into a room, the coarser mist creates a thoroughly unpleasant tackiness on bare marble, linoleum, or wood floors.Least effective: the Air Sponge, dead last. When standing within five feet of a freshly-opened container, there is a faint yet unmistakable "wet chalk & burned toast" aroma. We placed a container of Air Sponge in one of the 12 x 12 offices and we placed another fresh container in the 15 x 20 library. (N.B. the doors to these spaces stay shut.). Scarcely two weeks later, the Air Sponges had dried to small, hard paperweights and both spaces were just as musty and stale, with no discernible improvement in air quality.At [$] a pop (a/o 15th Nov 2010), and bearing promises of "Eliminates odors and pollutants from air; Removes carpet dust, pet odors, paint and solvent odors; Also eliminates cooking, tobacco mildew and humidity odors" and "Lasts up to six weeks in a 300 square foot area" we were chagrined Air Sponge achieved =none= of those ends. We won't buy Air Sponge again and wouldn't recommend it for improving air quality in anything bigger than a shoebox. Lest readers think we failed to use the product as recommended, we used it precisely per the manufacturer's instructions (printed on the outside of the container, which, by the way, you'll need super-human strength to open it's so well-sealed.)

              Comment on this review(earn points)

              Displaying reviews 1-5

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »

              Windex® Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray, 32 oz.
              Item: 724572
              Model: DRACB701380

              Windex® Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray, 32 oz.

              Reviews for Windex® Antibacterial Multi-Surface Cleaner Spray, 32 oz.
              4.5stars
              (53 reviews)
              • Unscented, 32 oz. spray bottle
              • Cleans without streaking
              • Versatile cleaner effectively kills 99.99% of bacteria, removes grease and cleans surfaces
              Price:
              $3.79
              Each
              Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Fresh, 75 Count Canister
              Item: 616321
              Model: 15948

              Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Fresh, 75 Count Canister

              Reviews for Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, Lemon Fresh, 75 Count Canister
              4.5stars
              (42 reviews)
              • Lemon Fresh scent, 75 wipes per canister
              • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including Human Coronavirus and Influenza A2 Virus
              • Kills cold and flu viruses, E. Coli, Salmonella, Staph, and Strep

              Special BuySpecial Buy

              Reg : $5.99
              Save: - $1.00
              Now: $4.99
              Instant Savings: - $1.00
              Price after savings: $3.99 75 Wipes/Tub
              Reg. $5.99
              Final Price: $3.99
              75 Wipes/Tub
              See Details
              Marcal® Small Steps® 100% Recycled  Paper Towel Rolls, 15 Rolls/Case
              Item: 447680
              Model: 6709-15

              Marcal® Small Steps® 100% Recycled Paper Towel Rolls, 15 Rolls/Case

              Reviews for Marcal® Small Steps® 100% Recycled Paper Towel Rolls, 15 Rolls/Case
              3.5stars
              (100 reviews)
              • White perforated 11" x 9" sheets
              • 60 sheets per roll
              • 15 rolls per case
              Price:
              $22.56
              15 Rolls/Case
              Swiffer® Sweeper Disposable Refill Cloths, 32/Pack
              Item: 512235
              Model: 33407/24240

              Swiffer® Sweeper Disposable Refill Cloths, 32/Pack

              Reviews for Swiffer® Sweeper Disposable Refill Cloths, 32/Pack
              5.0stars
              (4 reviews)
              • 32 cloths per box
              • Lightweight and easy to use with a flexible swivel head to get into hard-to-reach places.
              • For use with Swiffer Sweeper (item# 512931)
              Price:
              $9.99
              32 Cloths/Pack
              Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser Extra Power, 4/Pack
              Item: 801695
              Model: PGC 82038

              Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser Extra Power, 4/Pack

              Reviews for Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser Extra Power, 4/Pack
              4.5stars
              (10 reviews)
              • 4 pads per pack
              • Water-activated micro-scrubbers reach into surface grooves, lifting away the toughest soils
              • Brighten up your home by helping to renew its surfaces and help your walls, baseboards, floors, switch plates, blinds and more look like new again by easily removing scuff marks and dirt
              Price:
              $8.39
              4/Pack
              Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach, 24 oz.
              Item: 395575
              Model: 00031

              Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach, 24 oz.

              Reviews for Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach, 24 oz.
              4.5stars
              (104 reviews)
              • 24 oz. bottle
              • Cleans, disinfects and deodorizes
              • Gel formula coats the bowl for deep clean
              Price :
              $2.99
              Each
              Buy More Save More: Buy More Save More:
              1-3 @ $2.99
              4-11 @ $2.69
              12+ @ $1.99
              Folgers® Classic Roast Ground Coffee, Regular, 33.9 oz. Can
              Item: 846030
              Model: PRO00367

              Folgers® Classic Roast Ground Coffee, Regular, 33.9 oz. Can

              Reviews for Folgers® Classic Roast Ground Coffee, Regular, 33.9 oz. Can
              4.5stars
              (913 reviews)
              • Regular caffeinated ground coffee
              • 33.9 oz. can
              • Classic roast
              Price:
              $9.99
              Each
              Anderson Mini Pretzel Twists, 2-1/2 lbs.
              Item: 645952
              Model: GOV7543670184

              Anderson Mini Pretzel Twists, 2-1/2 lbs.

              Reviews for Anderson Mini Pretzel Twists, 2-1/2 lbs.
              4.0stars
              (60 reviews)
              • Mini pretzel twists
              • 2-1/2 lb. container
              • Bulk packaged
              Price:
              $7.99
              Each
              Scotch-Brite ® Scrub Sponges, 3/Pack
              Item: 395579
              Model: MP-3

              Scotch-Brite ® Scrub Sponges, 3/Pack

              Reviews for Scotch-Brite ® Scrub Sponges, 3/Pack
              4.5stars
              (79 reviews)
              • Durable enough for even the toughest jobs!
              • Multi-purpose scrub sponges
              • Dimensions: 4-3/8" x 2-5/8" x 4/5"
              Price:
              $3.79
              3/Pack
              Dixie® PerfecTouch® Hot Cups, 12 oz., 50/Pack
              Item: 478405
              Model: 5342CD

              Dixie® PerfecTouch® Hot Cups, 12 oz., 50/Pack

              Reviews for Dixie® PerfecTouch® Hot Cups, 12 oz., 50/Pack
              4.5stars
              (131 reviews)
              • 12 oz. hot cup
              • 50 cups per pack
              • Special coating provides a heat barrier so cup is comfortable to hold and not too hot
              Price:
              $8.63
              50/Pack
              Deals! Get them now
              SUBMIT
              Join us on: