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Design ashtrays - how to find the right model for your home

  1. Shape and size
  2. Material
  3. Care and cleaning
  4. Conclusion

1. The shape and size of ashtrays

Ashtrays catch the ashes and stubs of cigarettes and cigars and store them as odourless as possible.

The common ashtray is round and has several depressions on the edge. Depending on their size, these are prepared for storing burning cigarettes or cigars.

Cigar ashtrays are larger in capacity. An ashtray for cigarette smokers gets by with a smaller volume.

Viktoria interior design expert tips for advisors "Ashtrays are essential in a smoking household. For daily use, an ashtray with a lid that traps odours is the optimal choice. In convivial company, however, an open ashtray that is equally accessible to everyone and fits the tableware or glass set is the more elegant option." - Viktoria, interior design expert

Ashtray with lid
In the house, ashtrays with lids prevent odours from escaping through the cooled ashes. These models do not need to be emptied as often as open models, as the contents are not visible at first glance.

An ashtray with lid is also practical for outdoor use. Wind-protected outdoor ashtrays with a self-closing lid are used on the balcony or outdoors and ensure that the ashes are not blown out.

A self-extinguishing ashtray suffocates the embers of the cigarette or cigar by the material.

2. Material - ashtrays made of ceramic, stainless steel or glass

Ashtrays must be able to withstand heat and embers unharmed and consistently. That's why they are made of robust materials such as glass (1), melamine plastic (2), stainless steel (3) or ceramics (4).

Modern design ashtrays made of noble white ceramic are heat-resistant. Stainless steel is not only heat-resistant, but also durable and suitable for the dishwasher. Heat-resistant and durable melamine plastic is just as easy to clean.

Ashtrays made of ceramic, stainless steel or glass

Design ashtrays for outdoors are usually heavier and larger and made of weather-resistant materials such as metal or plastic. They can therefore withstand wind and weather better.

In the indoor area care is taken that the design ashtray is easy to clean or even dishwasher-safe. Besides Design ashtrays are applicable, which offer a modern Design beyond their functionality and look decorative.

3. How to clean the ashtray

Where to empty the ashtray?
Only after the last embers have gone out can the ashtray be emptied. In order to protect the environment, the cooled remains must never be emptied into the toilet. They belong into the residual waste.

How do you get the ashtray clean again?
It is often sufficient to rinse the ashtray only with clear, lukewarm water and then dry it well.

If ashtrays are more heavily soiled with ashes, lemon, vinegar and salt as natural remedies as well as glass cleaners, oven cleaners and scouring milk have proven to be effective for cleaning. Lemon and vinegar simultaneously ensure that the smell of the cold ashes is bound.

Especially with noble ashtrays it is worthwhile to invest time in cleaning, then you will enjoy your model longer and it will always look neat.

4. Conclusion - this is what you should consider when buying high-quality designer ashtrays online

  • Classic ashtrays have a smaller volume. Cigar ashtrays are larger and also the indentations in the rim are adapted to the diameter of the cigar.
  • Ashtrays with a lid prevent the escape of odours in the house.
  • Outdoor ashtrays are usually heavier and larger and made of weatherproof materials. Wind-protected ashtrays with lids are suitable here.
  • Ashtrays can be rinsed out and then dried thoroughly. For heavier soiling and odours, household remedies such as lemon, vinegar and salt or glass cleaner, oven cleaner or scouring milk can help.