Holmes Smoke Grabber Ashtray HAP75-UC2 Review

As with other Holmes models HAP76, HAP70, HAP75, AT100 or AT101, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray is a great tool to have for both smokers and non-smokers. Designed to absorb smoke from cigarettes and cigars, users can now sit back and enjoy a nice conversion with their smoking friends without having to worry about second hand smoke and odor lingering around. How effective is this smoke grabber and how often do you need to change the carbon filter? Continue reading to learn more.

Retail suggested cost*
+- 11
Annual filter cost^
+- 36 - 108
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Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray Specification

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Dimension
W x H x D
WeightRoom size/ Coverage (up to)Dust free (CADR)Pollen free (CADR)Smoke free (CADR)Airflow speedFanspeedFiltrationA filterAnnual filter cost ($)
Pre-Filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Deodorization/ Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Ionizer/ technologies
UV-light/ PCO technologies
Other filters/ Treatment
All-in-one filters/ Cartridge
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional filter/ Addons
Noise levelPower consumptionTimer/ ScheduleSensorsMultiple color optionsAuto modeAir qualityAQ indicatorFilter replacement indicatorWi-Fi/ Bluetooth enabledENERGY STAR certifiedRemote controlChild lockWarrantyEmail & Phone support
Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray
+- 11
4.45 x 6.8 x 6.9 in
(11.3 x 17.3 x 17.5 cm)
1.2 lb (0.5 kg)155 sq. ft. (14 m2)11-stage+- 36 - 108
Pre-filter
Permanent
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HAPF7-U8 Smoke Grabber Filter
1 - 3 months
+- 8.99
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1 year

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Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray key features

  • Smoke grabber astray with multi-layered carbon filter.
  • Removable/ washable tray
  • Automatic on/ off with open/ close lid
  • Powered by 2 D batteries

The starters

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray dimension
Dimension
4.45 x 6.8 x 6.9 in
(11.3 x 17.3 x 17.5 cm)
Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray weight
Weight
1.2 lb (0.5 kg)

Need an unconventional, compact ashtray that also capture smokes from cigarette? Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray is your answer. at only 4.45 x 6.8 x 6.9 in (11.3 x 17.3 x 17.5 cm) dimension and 1.2 lb (0.5 kg) weight, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray is easy to hold on to and works particularly well when you are on the go. Powered by 2 D batteries, operating HAP75-UC2 is very straightforward as you will only need to flip open the lid (high as 50°) to activate the ashtray and close the lid to turn if off. Despite the small body size, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray tray can hold up to 7 cigarettes and is easily removable for cleaning. Raising the lid to 950° would stops the motor from operating and the tray would disconnect from base where you could remove it for maintenance. Besides that, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray work exactly as an ashtray with 1 year standard warranty.

Airflow, CADR and everything in between

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray coverage
Purifying coverage
155 sq. ft. (14 m2)
Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray fanspeed
Fanspeed
1
Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray official 155 sq. ft. purifying coverage is not bad given how small it is. But in real life its almost impossible to reach the target at maximum efficiency. Airflow is also limited due to the small far motor located at bottom. In short Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray is a niche product that is only meant for cigarettes and cigars.

What’s inside count

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray Pre-filter
Pre-filter
Permanent
Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray carbon filter
HAPF7-U8 Smoke Grabber Filter
1 - 3 months
As simple as it gets, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray works as a normal ashtray but with additional carbon filter that trap smokes coming from tobacco smoke. With the help of the internal fan, the multi layer smoke grabber filter absorb all smokes within the ashtray range from flowing out thus significantly reduce the density of second-hand smoke. Any other existing smokes and odors that is not within Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray purifying range would not be capture.

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray is covered against

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray VS Dust

Dust

EXCELLENT

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke

OK

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray VS Chemical

Chemical

OK

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray VS VOCs

VOCs

OK

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas

OK

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray VS Odor

Odor

OK

On smokes and odors, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray HAPF7-U8 Smoke Grabber Filter is somewhat fine in handling chemicals, odors, cooking smell, fire, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, vapor, radon and ammonia.

Keep it down

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray does generate some degree of fan noise. While the noise level is neglectable, compare with conventional non-fan ashtray, the fan noise might irritate some users. Power consumption is a little bit of mix bag between low to high depending on how heavy user you are. Again compare with conventional ashtray, Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray has slight disadvantage as it uses 2 D batteries while the former uses none.

At what cost

Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray annual filter replacement cost
Annual Filter Cost
+- 36 - 108
^ Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray replacement filters estimated cost
Holmes HAP75-UC2 Smoke Grabber Ashtray is very cheap, in fact cheaper than those fancy ashtray and it comes bundles with dual layered carbon filter. The only thing you need to be aware is the maintenance cost that could shoot up high depends on how heavy user/ smoker you are. The Smoke Grabber filter lifespan falls between 1 - 3 months while alkaline batteries is also not the best choice for consistent use. For more energy-efficient unit, consider the HAP76 version that support batteries and also comes with AC transformer power cord.

The challengers

Hamilton Beach Odor Eliminator 04531GM

Wall-plug odor eliminator that is around the same price unit that uses power from socket rather than batteries.

Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator 04532GM

Compact odor eliminator with stronger and wider odor filtration capacity. Slightly more expensive and higher filter replacement cost (uses 3 filters).

In conclusion......

  • An upgrade to normal astray that capture smoke via its dual layer carbon filter.
  • Cheap to own and maintain.
  • Compact with removable, easy to clean tray.
  • Automatic operation with lid opened and stop operation with lid closed.
  • Able to hold around 5 - 8 lit cigarettes.
  • No plug source required as the ashtray is powered by 2 D batteries.
  • As expected limited airflow thus below average smoke absorption.
  • Slightly noisy fan during operation.
  • Short filter lifespan for heavy smoker.
  • Batteries require frequent replacing for heavy user.

More on Holmes HAP75-UC2

The first thing you will notice about Holmes HAP75-UC2 is how compact and light it is. The Smoke Grabber ashtray can be easily store and pack for gathering and even travel that you will use it more than you think. Powered by a 2 "D" batteries (not included), operating the Holmes Smoke Grabber is as easy as flipping on the lid and close the to turn off the unit. The top tray is washable and removable; underneath the ashtray filters need to be change regular as well depending on usage.

Final thoughts on Holmes HAP75-UC2

Holmes HAP75-UC2 might be a swift solution for homes, offices or places where smokers roam. Its built-in multi-layered activated carbon filter will draws smoke/ odors coming from cigar or cigarettes before it can reaches to the other users. However, due to the small size of Holmes smoke grabber smokeless ashtray, there are many limitation on its capabilities such as the coverage range, absorbing strength, noisy operation and short filter lifespan. Having said that, I would still recommend Holmes HAP75-UC2 as it is cheap to own and its better to have one than absolutely none.

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