Smokeless Ashtray: Everything You Wanted To Know

August 12th, 2011

If you are a regular smoker, the smokeless ashtray is a rather innovative and useful accessory to add to your smoking paraphernalia. Specially designed to suck up cigarette smoke and keep your environment free of the nasty e smell, this handy device can be readily utilized in your car, home or office. Its compact size even makes it easy to pack and carry with you when you travel to utilize during business meetings, family gatherings or holiday vacations with ease.

Benefits

Smokeless AshtrayThe major benefit of this little contraption lies in its ability to cleanse the air of cigarette fumes when you light up in enclosed areas. It does so by capturing smoke particles and luring them deep within the ashtray where they do not irritate others or cause any harm. Even though many countries today have established distinct smoking and nonsmoking areas in public places such as restaurants, theaters, etc., cigarette smoking can still be quite annoying for non smokers when encountered in private homes or traveling in vehicles.

Smoking has been known to produce allergic reactions in some people to include teary eyes, coughing and difficulty in breathing. Utilizing a smokeless ashtray during family gatherings, dinners or parties can help alleviate these unpleasant conditions so that everyone can enjoy the occasion. These ashtrays help purify the air around the smoker, so others are not bothered or affected by the smoking habit.

Whether you are in the privacy of your own home or at your office, smokeless ashtrays allow you to continue smoking   without disrupting the clean environment of others. Even non smokers who want to enjoy the company of their smoking friends may opt to purchase a few of these ashtrays for their home environment. Dinner parties will be much more enjoyable with the reduction pollutants in the air and your guests will appreciate your thoughtfulness of their individual needs. In addition, having these ashtrays around will reduce worries and fears of bad odors penetrating your favorite carpet, furniture fabric, curtains, etc.

Realistically speaking, smokeless ashtrays do not remove every ounce of smoke from the environment but they can be quite effective in its reduction within a closed environment. When the cigarette is placed on the ashtray, the tray’s fans will successfully suck the majority of these fumes within. However, while an individual is actually smoking or holding the cigarette in his hands, these fumes will continue to linger in the air. Informing your smoking friends of these facts can help them become more conscientious of how they can use these ashtrays to the full in helping to keep your ambiance clearer and fresher.

Types and Prices

Smokeless ashtrays come in two basic types, which are further divided into a variety of different styles, sizes, shapes and colors. Ionic ashtrays contain no filters yet are quite efficient in ridding the environment of cigarette pollutants. As an added bonus, fresh air is periodically released from the top of the ashtray to help generate a healthier environment. Filtered smokeless ashtrays may contain two or more filters, which absorb cigarette odor, making it easier to breathe. You can find both of these ashtray types online through sites such as Amazon.com and Nextag with prices ranging anywhere from $10 to $30. You can choose a trendy or conventional design to complement your home or office decor as an attractive home accent.

Purchasing a smokeless ashtray for your home, car or office can be a worthwhile investment for both smokers and non smokers alike. These products can help clear your home or office of a substantial amount of cigarette smoke and odor, creating a healthier environment in which to live. Online retailers offer greater selection and better prices of these items in addition to ease and convenience in shopping.

For further reading check out this sites:

http://inventorspot.com/articles/seen_tv_smokeless_ashtrays_41963

http://www.talondevelopment.com/ashtray/

http://www.articlesbase.com/shopping-articles/smokeless-ashtray-complete-review-4149503.html

I also found a video about smokeless ashtrays from the 1981 so if you want to watch something interesting check out the commercial.

Holmes Smokeless Ashtray Reviews:HAP75-UC

August 4th, 2011

Here are a few reviews I found for the Holmes Smokeless Ashtray HAP75-UC unit.

Positive:

  • Quiet
  • Fast Shipping with Amazon.com
  • “My family never knew I smoked one at home”
  • Sleek
  • Easy to maintain
  • Batteries run for 6 months to 1 year before needing replacement
  • Keeps the smoke level to a minimum
  • Well-built
  • Can fit lots of cigarette butts
  • Easy to empty

Negative

  • Only filters smoke if the cigarette is in the tray
  • Extremely noisy
  • Lid gets in the way
  • Tray is shallow
  • Have to keep cigarette directly under the lid
  • Lid will not stay in place
  • Quit working after 2 weeks
  • Battery needed to be replaced after the 10 days

Take a look at another review I wrote about the Ionic Smokeless Ashtray.

Holmes Smokeless Ashtray Filter Installation Video

August 3rd, 2011

I was browsing through youtube and found this video for those who have the holmes smokeless ashtray. It shows you how to install the filter and batteries by simply opening the covers. Looks pretty easy enough to do. Hope it helps someone.

Make sure you check out my other posts about smokeless ashtays:

  1. Smokeless Ashtray
  2. Ionic Smokeless Ashtray

The Holmes Smokeless Ashtray: A Grabber Of An Idea

August 2nd, 2011

This is an article on how the Holmes Smokeless Ashtray can solve the problem for smokers who are concerned about second-hand smoke.

Cigarette smoking is becoming less and less acceptable worldwide as each year passes. With the health issues caused by the inhalation of second-hand smoke now an accepted scientific fact, the list of public places where one can enjoy a smoke is an ever-shrinking one. First, obvious ones like elevators and buses were taken away, then restaurants. Now practically any indoor public space and many workplaces are by law smoke-free. So it is the only place a smoker can enjoy their vice indoors is in his own home.

Holmes Smokeless AshtrayThat does not end the problem for the tobacco user. Unless he is living alone, his smoking will still have an impact on any non-smokers he lives with. Even if they believe the problems caused by the second-hand haze are overstated, the smell that cigarette smoke leaves on clothes and drapes and furniture can be extremely unpleasant to a non-smoker.

Fortunately, there is something that can help with this problem the Holmes smokeless ashtray, which goes by the name the Smoke Grabber. This product will greatly reduce the amount of smoke that escapes into the air, allowing a smoker to indulge his habit with much less impact on those around him.

The concept is simple: while an untended cigarette burning in a conventional ashtray releases all its burning toxins into the air, the Holmes smokeless ashtray contains a fan, which sucks the smoke into an inner compartment where it passes through a filter. This scrubbed and cleansed breeze then passes out the bottom of the ashtray and back into the air, leaving the remnants of tar, nicotine, and other chemicals’ unpleasant scents behind, leaving everyone else in the room breathing easier.

The Holmes product is designed to be an attractive item as well as a functional one. Featuring a stylish chrome and black design, it is about the size of a regular ashtray, but with a lid that might at first glance cause one to believe it was a small jewelry box or perhaps a case for a wristwatch.  Opening the lid automatically activates the unit there is no on/off switch. It can accommodate several cigarettes at one time, and it operates with a quiet hum that should not be disruptive for anyone seated nearby. The unit can run on two ‘D’ batteries, or it can operate using the AC adapter that comes with it. The actual tray itself is removable and is dishwasher-safe.

The Smoke Grabber will not totally remove all evidence of smoking from the air of course. The moments when the cigarette is out of the tray or when the user exhales, smoke will not be captured, obviously. In addition, not every molecule of smoke will be trapped by the filtering system for that a much more expensive system would be required. However, for the very reasonable price, usually under twenty dollars, this product is very cost effective.

The best way to end the negative effects of smoking on others would of course be to quit. However, for someone who is not ready to take that step, a Holmes smokeless ashtray is the next best solution.

For further reading please check out the following sites:

  1. http://www.holmesproducts.com/Product.aspx?cid=215&pid=1414
  2. http://www.epinions.com/prices/Holmes_Products_Holmes_HAP75_UC_Smokeless_Ashtray
  3. http://www.squidoo.com/smokeless-ashtray-1

Smokeless Ashtray Video

July 31st, 2011

I found this on youtube. I didn’t know smokeless ashtray has been around for more than 20 years. Check out this commercial made in 1981 about the Ronco Smokeless Ashtray.

Ionic Smokeless Ashtray Reviews and Details

July 20th, 2011

If you, or someone in your house is a smoker, and others complain about the smell the smoking creates, you might want to try an ionic smokeless ashtray. These ashtrays can purify the air around the smoker and eliminate the smells of secondhand smoke. The item claims to break the smoke down into particles and then it dispenses them into the dome on the top of the tray. This item comes with a glass ashtray that will fit most normal sized trays. It has an on and off button so you only have to have the device on when smoking. You will have to keep AA batteries on hand, as it uses four in order to work.

Ionic Smokeless AshtrayIf you do not generally have smoking in your home, but are going to have a party during which you will allow it, you might want to purchase an ionic smokeless ashtray. Even if your party is outside, second hand smoke can ruin the atmosphere. For around $25, you can improve the environment around the smokers without isolating them away from the rest of the group. The device even has a light at the bottom of the tray so it can be used in low lighting conditions.

It is always best to avoid being around smoke when there are children present. In situations when it is unavoidable, the second best option is to use the ionic smokeless ashtray. If you have a relative visiting that smokes, you can eliminate the smoke and odor they create by using the ionic smokeless ashtray. This is the most advanced of the smokeless ashtrays on the market. If you really want to eliminate smells and dangers, this is the best you can do other than to avoid the smoke entirely.

You can find plenty of other models on the market including one simply called Smokeless Ashtray. This version has a four stage filtering system that cuts back on the smokey air around smokers, providing fresher air for others. This model’s price is under $10 but you will have to replace filters and those cost extra. It takes 2 C batteries to work as well.

Another option is the World’s Best Smokeless Ashtray that is a higher quality than the previous version. This ionic smokeless ashtray draws smoke in so it can eliminate the smell in the air and to get rid of the ash dust. It is quiet when it running, but it can help keep the smoke off of clothing, furniture, and anything else around the smoker. This version is $20, but it takes several kinds of filters, which will occasionally need to be replaced.

The Smoke Grabber Ashtray is actually dishwasher safe and has a tray that pops out for easy cleaning. The filter in this tray is said to absorb smoke and odor as well and the ashtray begins working as soon as the lid is lifted. The benefit to this device is that it comes with a 1-year warranty. It uses D batteries and you will need to replace filters from time to time.

Check out these sites for more info about the ionic smokeless ashtray:

Outdoor Cigarette Ashtrays

July 13th, 2011

If you’re a smoker, having an outdoor ashtray in your backyard, patio, deck or porch is definitely a good idea.

If you own a business that attracts many smokers then having a cool ashtray outside your establishment might be beneficial to your business. If you don’t have one then people would definitely think twice about going to a building and having to step through a lot of discarded cigarette butts. By having an outdoor ashtray it will prevent litter, help preserve the environment and satisfy non-smokers.

I recommend having an outdoor ashtray that is easily noticeable and “in your face” as most smokers prefer to just throw away their cigarettes into the ground and ignore most small fixed ashtrays lying around.

Here are a few outdoor ashtrays I found online that should give you an idea on what to have on your establishment.

We Come In Peace

outdoor ashtray

Elegant Ashtray and Stone Trash Container

Of course, for inside your establishment, I recommend getting one of the smokeless ashtray I’ve describe on this blog.

  1. Smokeless Ashtray
  2. Ionic Smokeless Ashtray
  3. Holmes Smokeless Ashtray

Ionic Smokeless Ashtray Filters at Walmart

July 8th, 2011

For those asking what the price is for ionic smokeless ashtray at Walmart, I regretly inform you that Walmart does not seem to carry any smokeless ashtrays, at least not on their online store. I’m not sure if they’re selling it on their actual stores but I couldn’t find any on the one near my place. Walmart is, however, selling replacement filters for the Holmes Smokeless Ashtray but NOT ionic smokeless ashtray filters. You’ll probably need to go order them at Amazon.

Here is a picture of the filter they’re selling at Walmart.

Cool Ashtray Photos

July 5th, 2011

I’ve been looking at different kind of ashtrays online that is not a smokeless ashtray. I’m thinking of buying a few for my home and I found a lot of cool ashtray designs. I’m posting a few ones I found and if you guys can let me know which one looks cool, I’d be really grateful.

ashtray

Retro Vintage Ashtray VintageLooks.com

Liga Privada Pewter Ashtray 3

Ashtray with Bark Back 9" - 8006

ashtray

ashtray

Ionic Smokeless Ashtray:Best Price and Comparison

July 3rd, 2011

I’ve been looking around the internet trying to find the cheapest ionic smokeless ashtray available. I’ve found several websites selling the stuff and I thought I’d post my findings. There are many small companies/websites selling this type of smokeless ashtray but I’m only going to post the three big sites you can find them. The reason for this is I’m not sure if these other small sites can be trusted while the 3 ones I chose; Amazon, Talon Depot and As Seen on TV, is well known and trusted by many.

SitePrice Range
Amazon.com$18.95 to $46.95
Talon Depot$39.95 to $46.95
As Seen on TV$39.95

As you can see, Amazon has the cheapest price for the ionic smokeless ashtray. While searching, I also found another type of smokeless ashtray called the Holmes smokeless ashtray and I will be posting some info about it soon on my blog.