How to Take Good Care of An Ashtray?

As a smoker, you have to deal with a dirty ashtray (assuming that you do smoke from time to time).

Most people do not like cleaning, but it's crucially important to keep your ashtray clean for aesthetic and health reasons. In this article, we'll share how to clean an ashtray quickly and easily. We'll also share some tips on how to keep dirt from building up in an ash tray.

How to clean an ashtray?

1. Empty

Before cleaning an ashtray, you need to empty it. Remove all ashes and cigarette butts and dispose of them properly. If the ashtray is full of ashes, you can use a mini vacuum cleaner.

2. Clean

Once an ashtray is empty, wash it with soap and water to remove any dirt or grime. If that's a metal ashtray, use a mild detergent to clean it.

3. Rinse

After cleaning with soap and water, rinse the ashtray with clean water to remove any residue.

4. Dry

Once the ashtray is rinsed, dry it completely with a clean cloth or paper towel. This will help prevent rust and keep the ashtray looking new.

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Prevent dirt from building up in your ashtray

a) Empty regularly

To prevent dirt from building up, empty the ashtray regularly. Depending on the smoking frequency, that's to be done daily or weekly. If ashes and cigarette or cigar butts build up in an ashtray, they will become difficult to remove. The smell of stale smoke will quickly fill the room too.

b) Clean with white vinegar

White vinegar is an effective way to clean an ashtray and eliminate lingering odors. Simply fill an ashtray with white vinegar and let it sit for a few hours before emptying it and rinsing it with clean water.

c) Use a charcoal filter

Another way to keep an ashtray clean is to use a charcoal filter. This absorbs any odors and helps keep an ashtray fresh.

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Additional tips 

An ashtray should be placed in a well-ventilated area to avoid smoke and odor build-up. A well-ventilated room will also help keep the ashtray clean by allowing ashes or residue to dissipate quickly and thus easily mitigate cigar odors that could be bothering you.



A simple way to clean an ashtray is to empty it. Wash it with soap and water. Then, rinse it with clean water and dry it with a clean cloth. To prevent dirt from building up in your ashtray, empty it regularly and clean it with white vinegar. The use of a carbon filter is also an option.

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