Our Ash Vac removes even warm ashes and cinders from your fireplace or woodstove quickly and safely, without shoveling or sweeping.
• The ash vacuum has a powerful 6 amp motor that provides superior suction • Patented double filter system prevents ash and dust from escaping into the air • Fireproof steel chamber eliminates costly vacuum bags • 5-ft. flexible, flame-resistant stainless steel hose gets at hard-to-reach places • 3-gallon capacity • Included filter pack lasts 2-3 years • Made in USA.
Optional three-piece Tool Set includes brush head, crevice tool and pellet stove hose.
Comments about Product: I would buy this product a second time. It sure helps clean-up time and is not messy to use.
Comments about Product: Works great, but way too expensive.
Powerful ash vacuum worth the price
Comments about Product: This ash vacuum is powerful, sucking up even small chunks of partially burned wood, and is capable of vacuuming ash debris still warm from the fire. The bent nozzle that comes with the vacuum is perfectly adequate for cleaning my fireplace insert. I have not yet had to empty it, so don't know yet whether that is easy or not. Also, I don't know yet how long the 2 filters last.
My only 2 complaints are that the electrical cord is not long enough, and I need an additional extension cord in order to reach the fireplace from the nearest outlet(older house with code allowing outlets to be fewer and more widely spaced than newer codes). The second complaint is that the assembly instructions could use some step-by-step pictures. Once I figured out what the text was saying, the lone picture made sense, but it took me longer to install the 2 filters and clamps than I expected because I wasn't positive about the instructions.
By Coal Burner
Warm Ash Vac
Comments about Product: Bear in mind that this is an ASH vac. It is not designed to pick up debris. I have used this vac for the past four years for coal ash. It is perfect to get to all the nooks and crannies in the clean-out doors of my stove. Prior to that I was using a shop vac which resulted in the ash getting spewed into the room from the motor and onto everything else.The double-filter in the Ash-vac eliminates this problem. Yes its loud but so is most vacuum cleaners. It is constructed very well and yes it is made in the USA.
Comments about Product: I use it to cleanout pellet stove. Have fine ash, it picks it up easy, and I can leave it right on the hearth area.
By julie the environmentalist
DOES THE JOB
Comments about Product: I read the reviews before I purchased the vac and was wary to order after reading such mixed reviews.
We have a free standing wood burning stove that is our primary heat source. We were looking for something that could handle the warm to hot ashes from the clean out drawer while the stove was still burning, although not a roaring fire. I took a chance after speaking with the P&H rep. The pros are: as a female and beginner environmentalist, I could handle the clean out task. minimal debri in the air of the house and no fears of starting a fire as with the wet/dry vac I had been using previously. It does suck up the ash and smaller clinkers that fall through as long as your nozzle is at the bottom of the pile of ash, going slower while moving the nozzle around the drawer and if starts to clog with excess ash, placing the nozzle against the inside to cause greater suction, will typically clear it up. Only once during this past winter did I get it clogged with a large clinker from the inside of the firebox; the hose was quite difficult to clear and warranted dismanteling everything to remove (my husband's job). It is rather awkward to carry as I am short and the pail can be heavy after one clean out. A wheel base as an option, may be one suggestion. The hose is somewhat rigid and at times flaps around or hits objects when transporting until I wound through the handle twice when carrying the unit. The motor is extremely loud and warrants ear protection definitely, which is its biggest drawback.
I am so glad I found something that was fire- safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly to the indoor air quality. Thanks to the P&H rep who tipped the scale to try this by saying that I would not be out of pocket to return it if it did not work.
Great vacum - great product
Comments about Product: This is a great product and works well for my pellet stove. It really makes the cleaning much easier and I'm able to get the nooks and crannies with the extra attachment I purchased also. I especially love the little hose with the rubber end. Ideal for the pellet stove chamber tubes on the top. For those people that said it got clogged - DONT SUCK UP PIECES LARGER THAN THE OPENING OR LARGE ENOUGH THAT MIGHT CLOG IT - USE SOME COMMON SENSE PEOPLE - You cant expect a product to work correctly if you don't use it correctly. Do you vacuum your socks up your house vacuum and expect it not be clogged? If there are large chunks break them up first or don't vacuum them up. When used correctly its a solid product and makes my chore a lot easier and faster. Also really easier to empty and contains the mess. My folks got one after seeing mine. Thanks for solid product P and H!
Should have bought it long ago
Comments about Product: Home use
Comments about Product: I would not recommend this vacuum to my worst enemy. The hose is extremely under-sized and clogs very easily. It is difficult to unclog due to the stiffness of the hose. The filter has to be cleaned everytime it is used. For the price of it I could have purchase 5 shop vacs.
I love the Warm Ash Vac!
Comments about Product: This really is a wonderful product. Those who do
give it a 5-star rating simply are not using it
correctly as per instructions. I bought it for a
gift, but I live with the person I bought it for,
so I get to see how well it works!
Comments about Product: This is a solid vacuum, but it is very loud. After using for a few minutes it results muffled hearing loss for me. I will need to buy ear protection to use this vacuum.
Comments about Product: Great vaccuum for our fireplace. Product is a good one.
Comments about Product: It worked the first time. After that, the hose did not pick up at all. I cleaned it, and checked the hose, but nothing was in it. It would not work. I was very disappointed.
Excellent way to clean the fireplace
Comments about Product: The vacuum made cleaning the fireplace a snap which means I can enjoy a beautiful fire more often.
By Toasty woodstove owner
Comments about Product: This vac works great if you follow the instructions and place the nozzle right on the bottom of the ash pile, rather than trying to vacuum the fluffy stuff off the top (which will clog it).
Comments about Product: Does not work consistently. Great idea just doesn't do the hard work.
Save Your Money
Comments about Product: It does vacuum ashes without throwing them back into the room; however, the term 'warm' is a stretch. I've let my wood stove go almost cold (just a few embers left to rekindle a fire) and I still couldn't use this thing. If you can let your fire place burn out completely, buy the cheaper ash vac as this one doesn't really let you vacuum warm anything. Otherwise, stick to the shovel and bucket.
I wouldn't buy again
Comments about Product: I bought this for a Christmas present for my mother who has two wood stoves - she hadn't used it yet so I pulled it out and put it together for her and used it - within 10 minutes it acted like it was full - but it wasn't even close - it had great suction at first but then wasn't even close to useful - I would never buy this again and don't recommend it - it has filter system/bags that you can't wash and must be what clogs up the suction as I pulled the tubing off and everything but it didn't work.
Save your money!!! Wish I had got her something else - it was great in concept but poor in execution.... maybe if you scoop out all the ash first and just use it to get the dust in the cracks it would work...
Comments about Product: Cleaned out my fireplace in about one third the time as doing with a brush and shovel. A little loud...not popular with my dog. I really like the fact that it is manufactured HERE.
filters plug up too easy... stops workin
Comments about Product: we tried it for 2 weeks after xmas and it wouldn't work half the time. filters plug up too easy.
Great for Pellet stoves
Comments about Product: This vac is great for cleaning the ashes out of my pellet stove. You can possibly get a clog if you try to vac up clumps but that is easily hendled by just chopping them up a bit first. It seems like I can go almost the whole winter vaccuming the stove once a week and only have to empy the vac one time. I do wish it was a littl quieter though, you can't talk on the phone or watch tv when this thing is running.
Doesn't save time.
Comments about Product: I wanted to use this vacuum for cleaning up my wood-burning fireplace. The filter plugged up after just one use. Although it can be cleaned/washed, having to do so is more work than just cleaning the fireplace with a mini-shovel and broom, as I did before buying the vacuum. The handle of the vacuum flops around easily and tends to unbalance the vacuum receptacle. But, at least it looks nice. Overall, a big disappointment.
By Miss Muffin Mom
Works great, but very loud.
Comments about Product: We have found this vacuum to work very well, but is very loud.
By Barb in northern Michigan
Difficult to use
Comments about Product: I use the vac to clean out my indoor fireplace in my cottage. The hose has too small a diameter to suck up any bits of wood and cinders. It only sucks up very small bits of ash and it constantly plugs up. It might work better for non-wood fires, but with a wood fire I still need to do most of the cleaning with a bucket and shovel, which I was trying to avoid all together. It doesn't perform well for the price.
By Helen with ashes
I would buy it again.
Comments about Product: I use the product for my pellet stove. The hose is small and does not vacum the pellets out to well, but does a good job on the ash. You must be careful to let the ash get cool. I melted the filter the first time thinking it did warm ashes.
But I would buy it again
Comments about Product: This fireplace vacum cleaner cleans out my ashes in less tha a couple of minutes. It use to take 30 or so minutes to clean out my fireplace and it was very messy. But not with this vaccum. I am very happy that I purchased it. James
Super Vac for Pellet Stove
Comments about Product: Every Pellet Stove owner should have one.
Comments about Product: the vacuum makes it so easy to clean out our wood burning stove for its next use without all the soot dust...we love the vacuum!
Should have bought it sooner!
Comments about Product: I dreaded cleaning the fireplace. Not anymore. This vac makes it so easy.
I like this tool
Comments about Product: Nice to feel safe about sucking up ash when there might be a hot coal lurking.
Makes cleaning easy!
Comments about Product: We bought this to use cleaning out our wood stove, which is our primary source of heat during the winter. The ash vac makes this job so much quicker, easier, and safer! We have not had any problems with the hose getting clogged. Our only minor complaint is that it is loud, so we have a "no cleaning before 7am rule"! Other than that we love it and wish we had bought it last year when we first got the stove.
Not at all what I expected
Comments about Product: Tried to use it following all the directions and it still didnt work. Coals and pieces of wood kept getting stuck in it. Even tried using a strainer and it didn' work. Much more work than cleaning it manually.
Warm Ash Vac
Comments about Product: I was very excited about getting this because I hate all the dusting and vacuuming after cleaning my wood burning stove. I found that by following the instructions given on using the Ash Vac it was taking me twice as long and I still ended up having to clean the old way. The machine kept getting clogged. I was not happy at all with the product. [...]
By Livin in the Mountians
Nice I should have purchased before
Comments about Product: I unpacked the vac and put it together, and within 30 minutes had vaced out 2 pellet stoves and my wood burner. I had read the reviews prior to purchasing the vac. yes it makes noise, but that is a powerful vac. working. Yes pieces of burned wood get stuck in the hose, but it's easy to get them unstuck. The unit is not designed to pick up large pieces of burned wood, but it will if you take off the small attachments. I should have purchased this unit long ago, as my house is heated with two pellet stoves and a wood burner. Thanks good product....
By Nancy M
Warm Ash Vac with accessories
Comments about Product: This fireplace vacuum is great! I use the fireplace to burn logs 7 nights a week and all day and night on the weekends. You can vacumn hot ash as well as cool. It holds several days worth of ash and there is no fear of fire. I love it. Only disadvantage, sometimes a large piece of wood that didn't burn completely will clog the aluminum hose and we have to unattach hose and get the clog out.
perfect suction and construction--yeah
Comments about Product: all metal parts,strong,great suction, easy handling....used just for an outdoor hearth oven clean up....it's perfect!
By Lucy Homemaker
I'm stoked by this vacuum!
Comments about Product: Use this in my own home and in our rental property. Does a great job of sucking up all of the ash. Has a difficult time with smaller pieces of wood. It is light and easy to carry around. The vacuum is easy to clean. It sucks up hot ashes!!! I purchased for my husband but I use it more than he does!
By catalog shopper
Save your money
Comments about Product: We have several fireplaces with no cleanouts so we thought the vac would be a quick & easy fix for fireplace clean out. The vac is well constructed, and a quality vac, but the unit is not at all functional. The vac will only pick up ash and I mean only powder ash, the vac was continually getting clogged with bits of charred wood, clinkers, and any matter that was not totally reduced to powder ash. The unit is not cheap and in my opinion was a total waste of money. Rally I should have retuned the vac. Bottom line the best, fastest way to clean the fireplace is a bucket & shovel, it may be a little dirty, but it works
Solid American Product
Comments about Product: Use this vac for cleaning my pellet stove. Have to say, that the construction and quality of this product is reminiscent of old fashioned american engineering, know-how and quality. Heavy gauge[...]..this will be around for a very long time...how refreshing...and it works GREAT!