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Xikar Ashtray Can

G. Clay Whittaker
Posted: February 1, 2012

Trying to keep your cigar burning evenly while rolling down the highway is not easy. Holding it out the window has a horrible effect on the burn, and everyone knows that the second you bring it inside the cabin, that’s when the ash is going to fall, right in your lap. But Xikar has come up with a quick fix for your automotive smoking needs with a cupholder-sized mini ashtray.

The Xikar Ashtray Can is a simple, inexpensive solution to your vehicular and outdoor ashtray needs. It’s a well designed aluminum bin about the size of a beer can (something which more than one desperate smoker has used as an ashtray before), with a screw-on top and a spring-style insert to hold your lit cigar securely while still allowing the tip to breathe.

The Ashtray Can ($19.99) fits conveniently in most standard cup holders, which means that you can use it in your car with no hassle, but it can also work in many locations where smoking a cigar can prove tedious.

The armrest of your favorite recliner is a great start, and the Ashtray Can is also great for beach chairs since the deep reservoir gives your lit stogie a bit of protection from windy days.

It’s also a great option for city dwellers when a narrow window ledge in the apartment building is where you conduct your smoking business.

And at the end of the day or drive, rather than letting that smoldering nub continue to burn, just drop whatever is left into the can and replace the lid. The sealed Ashtray Can holds in tarry odors so your car doesn’t smell like the ashtray.

Xikar even lets you have a message engraved on the can, which makes it a nice little option for groomsmen, fathers, poker buddies and whoever else likes to enjoy a smoke on the go.

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Comments   6 comment(s)

Timothy Ansilio — Dallas, PA, US,  —  February 1, 2012 8:50pm ET

I've had one for a few months and have used it every day. I use it on the golf course and at outdoor restaurants. Cleans very easily.

James Howard — Brandon, MS, United States,  —  February 2, 2012 2:46am ET

Easily one of the best investments I've made in quite some time. Keeps the ash out of my lap and off of the seat and floorboards.

Jeff Ward — Fort Collins, CO, US,  —  February 3, 2012 1:23am ET

This is a must have item! Had it for about 2 months and I use it everyday. It's deeper and better than it looks in the pictures. The bottom also has a perforated raised plate to allow circulation. This is $20 you won't regret spending.

BRIAN FRANK — GRAND FORKS, ND, UNITED STATES,  —  February 17, 2012 3:47pm ET

We brought these in our store when they came out and have been selling very well!

Shane Barber January 15, 2014 11:08am ET

Glorious ash tray. I've loved this thing, use it all over the place. May 11, 2015 9:00pm ET

Seems like they changed the design, I wanted a second one for the car and all of them now have push on caps that don't seal very tight.

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