Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rlatham Really is a useful tool!
This is a powerful vacuum with some amazing options such as a non staining metal crevasse tool and a metal reinforced hose. The filter keeps the ash from getting into the air, inside your home or outside on the patio. All are positive features needed to vacuum your fireplace or outdoor fire pit or kiva. When it comes to your fire pit you’ll need a long extension cord in some cases. Mine is nowhere near an outlet (poor forethought on my part and extremely hard to sweep out). This product even comes with an attached ‘THUMPER’ feature to shake the ash to the bottom before you empty it.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CaptBill REALLY Cleans those BAD ASHES from fireplace
This is a great little machine. It will really clean your fireplace quickly and makes the job easy. It is a bit noisy while running, but it does a great job.
It is lightweight, so easy to carry up and down stairs (we have fireplace in the basement family room as well as the living room), just a bit heavier with the ashes inside it.
The filter keeps the outlet air clean and no dust comes into the room while you are using this. One caution, remember to take it outside - not just into the garage - when emptying it.
The only 'down side' of it is, now that we got it my wife loves to burn the fireplace more often, then she expects me to clean it immediately the next morning. She wants it kept 'sidewalk clean' all the time.
August 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by NO9er Difficult to maintain
Well built vacuum but the filter clogs after one use. So count on cleaning the filter after EVERY use or the motor will overheat.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saber Very compact
This compact fireplace vacuum is very compact but functions well. When I ordered it, I expected a small shop vac but instead it is more like a metal can with a vacuum head on top. But it works! When I cleaned my fireplace with a shop vac, I got black dust all over. NOT with this little machine. Be warned! The hose is short and there are no wheels under the tank. You have to bring it up close to clean, but it does a great job. I just wish the metal nozzle at the end of the hose was a bit longer so I could reach the back of the firebox without reaching in so far.
April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AngieK Great product...works great, just like a shop vac.
the best idea ever. No more ash falling everywhere. This vac sucks up ash & pieces of wood with no trouble. Eash to empty. Wish the cord was a little longer.
January 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by steamenginesteve this compact vacuum really sucks
I was unsure when I saw this vacuum. It's the size of a 3 gallon metal pail in rough black texture. The 3 ft hose is metal reinforced thick plastic with a metal wand. Wow, when I turned it on the 6.2 amp motor went into high rpm suck mode. I vacuumed three rooms of corners and behind shelves at my office where sand and dead critters lay for along time. It sucks up gravel and rocks the size of golf balls and clunks into the metal can like an old slot machine win. This unit works fine on a stove and is easy to tote around by its bucket like bale handle. The automotive type heavy duty paper filter came with a cloth cover bag to help filter fine particles and help element last longer. Cute but "Bad Ash" name may offend a few whimps.
April 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by T1950 Bad ash vacuum
I returned it today because the hose is too small (diameter) and every time I vacuumed the ashes clogged in hose. Hard to clean out inside the hose.
December 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by anna It looked great til i used it :(
it keeps clogging the filter and its so loud! it doesn't work at all not once did it work, i had to return it quick, wondering if company actually tested this on real ashes?
December 10, 2014