You won't need to wait until ash cools down because this vac allows for cleaning both cold and hot ash. Pretty convenient option, especially for those parts of a wood stove where ash cools off slowly.
The dust container could be more capacious.
The PowerSmith PAVC101 is a specially designed ash vacuum for collecting the finest particles of ash from fireplaces, chimneys, wood burning stoves, grills, etc. Plus, it has quite a long power cord and castors on its base for more convenient cleaning.
Warm and cold
Washable, replaceable and fire-resistant 2-layer filter system
Metal nozzle, 2 x straight extension wands, brush nozzle, turbo nozzle, filter
This model is equipped with two filters. The first one (the triple layer metal filter) is for large particles, and the second one (the HEPA filter) is for very fine dust.
The cord is somewhat short.
With the Shop-Vac ash vacuum, cleaning fireplaces and wood stoves is always simple and safe. This model has high suction power, reliable filtration system, and a good set of accessories to clean even the most hard-to-reach places.
Triple layer metal filter, HEPA filter
Metal intake nozzle, metal crevice tool, pellet store kit, HEPA cartridge filter (90329)
This ash collector features a capacious ash container and the lifting container lid so that you can collect all ash over one cleaning session and then empty the bin pressing a single button.
The power suction isn't that high.
The Snow Joe ASHJ201 is a wise purchase for cleaning a grill or a chimney. It is equipped with a reusable fine dust filter that ensures high dust-collection efficiency.
Pre-filter, reusable fine dust cartridge filter
Aluminum intake nozzle
This vacuum comes with a wide set of accessories including extension wands, brushes, and turbo nozzles that allow you to clean any kind of debris easily. The on-board accessory storage will let you keep them at hand.
The full indicator might malfunction from time to time.
The PowerSmith PAVC102 is a powerful vacuum designed for cleaning fireplaces, pellet stoves, and BBQ grills quickly and effortlessly. Besides, equipped with a quiet motor (79dB), the machine is very pleasant to use.
Warm and cold
Washable and replaceable heat-resistant filter
Wheeled base, crevice tool, brush nozzle, pellet stove hose, 1-1/4″ adaptor, 2 filters
Thanks to a metal canister, this vacuum can serve you reliably for long years to come. Plus, the hose has an inner aluminum coating that adds to its fire resistance qualities.
The filter is not that easy to clean.
If you are looking for a powerful and reliable tool to clean your BBQ or a fireplace, you can't go wrong with the Tacklife PVC03A. It will also prove useful for blowing leaves from your backyard and cleaning other small debris.
Warm and cold
Double-stage washable filtration system
9.84" aluminum nozzle
3 Tools in One
The PowerSmith PAVC101 is a well-thought-out, user-friendly ash cleaner designed for both warm and cold ash. It boasts a washable fire-resistant 2-layer filter installed inside the metal canister, which filters out ash and fine dust fairly well.
This cleaner is safe in use thanks to the auto shut-off function and has high suction power thanks to a quite powerful motor. By the way, this machine produces 10 Amp of suction power which is higher than some more expensive models offer. At the same time, this cleaner works quietly with a noise level of less than 79 dB. In addition to these features that make this model so effective in use, the PAVC101 is equipped with a 16 ft power cord that gives you freedom of movement while cleaning your wood stove, chimney, or fireplace. And the castors on the base of the vac add more mobility to the cleaning process.
What we like the most about this model is its multi-functionality. The thing is that you can use this machine not only as an ash vacuum cleaner but also as a blower and a utility vac. To turn it to a blower, you just need to switch the hose from the intake port to the exhaust outlet. With floor and carpet nozzles that come in the box, the PowerSmith easily turns into a normal vacuum cleaner.
Well, if you are looking for the best ash vacuum for your home that will not only remove ash and dust from your pellet stove or BBQ grill but also blow away leaves on your backyard and clean the carpet in your living room, then this model should be right up your alley.
4 Levels of Filtration
The Shop-Vac 4041300 is a high-power ash vacuum cleaner made to collect ash and very fine dust from pellet stoves, fireplaces, BBQ grills, chimneys, and any other ash-producing devices. With a users’ safety in mind, the manufacturer has made this machine of durable stainless steel with a vinyl covered flexible steel hose and metal intake nozzle. And to guarantee better thermal protection, it has equipped this model with an auto shut-off function. It activates once hot particles of ash find their way into the cleaner. Having a pretty capacious dust container and powerful motor with high suction power, this vac allows you to clean a large amount of ash at a time and do that quickly. The Shop-Vac has a 3-layer metal filter inside the tank and a HEPA cartridge filter inside the metal filter. With such a filtration system, you can be sure that the motor and the air you breathe are protected from the finest dust particles.
As for the design peculiarities, this machine has a carrying handle on the top and comes equipped with a pellet stove kit, metal crevice tool, and metal intake nozzle for versatile cleaning options. The cord length is probably the only flaw of this model - it might seem too short. Though, an extension cord can easily solve this trouble when an electric outlet is farther from the cleaner than 6 feet. Without a doubt, the Shop-Vac ash collector is a reliable powerful machine to help you keep your fireplace neat.
Snow Joe ASHJ201
Simple and Effective Tool
The Snow Joe ASHJ201 is a relatively small yet powerful ash collector that can clean a wood stove as well as a BBQ grill effortlessly. It has already become a popular tool among users, and let's check why.
For starters, it features a motor that produces 4 Amp suction power. And while comparing this figure with other models in our review you might think it is too low, in practice, 4 Amps is more than enough to capture ash and fine dust pretty well. As any other equipment made to deal with ash, this cleaner has a metal canister, a hose with the inner metal layer, and an aluminum tube, so you don’t have to worry if some hot ash finds its way to the hoover. This model features thermal protection just in case, even though it is designed for cold ash only. By the way, the aluminum tube that comes with this model has an angled tip, which makes it very convenient to clean in the corners. The filtration system consists of a pre-filter and reusable dust cartridge filters. Featuring good filtration capabilities these filters don’t let dust get into the room or the motor.
In conclusion, this model is a great solution for any owner of a wood stove, a fireplace, or a BBQ grill, because it is lightweight, powerful, and has a capacious dustbin. And while the Snow Joe ash collector has many common features with its competitors, it does have something different - the price which is nicely lower.
The PowerSmith PAVC102 ash vac is a heavy-duty cleaner suitable for cleaning wood stoves, barbeque grills, fireplaces, and similar stuff. It is equipped with a fairly long power cord (16 feet), an extension metal-lined hose, and castors that give you plenty of reach and allow you to easily move the machine around the house.
When it comes to performance, this model runs on a quiet 10 Amp motor with high suction power and a washable filter to ensure you won't waste hours on cleaning a stove and then cleaning the vacuum itself. Plus, the filter has a dual-layer construction, so it holds every speck of dust away from the motor and prolongs its service life accordingly. The inner layer is made of microfiber, while the outer layer is fire-resistant fiberglass that collects slightly warm ash. Take note though, it won't hold hot coals or red embers if they accidentally get inside. But frankly speaking, very few ash vacuums actually can do that.
What is also nice about the PAVC102 is that it can be used as a shop vac. It comes with several extra nozzles - a metal one for ash, two extension wands, a brush nozzle, and a turbo nozzle. With this great accessory set, you'll be able to clean quite a lot of different surfaces. Add to this the heavy-duty construction and you'll get a multipurpose tool that will do all the messy jobs for you without breaking a sweat.
Clean Stove in Just Two Minutes
There are not so many things we expect to get with an ash vacuum cleaner. It doesn’t have to be fancy and accessory-loaded as regular vacs, right? What we definitely want to see in an ash cleaner though is a high suction power, good fire resistance, reduced weight, reasonable price, and simple maintenance. Well, the Tacklife ash vacuum ticks all the boxes.
This model runs on an 800W motor producing pretty high suction power. It features a washable dual-layer filter with a thick metal cover, metal-lined hose, aluminum crevice tool, and an air outlet that you can use to transform the vacuum into a blower if the need be. The dust container is fairly capacious (5 gallons) and easy to clean. Yet, it is quite lightweight, allowing you to carry the vacuum around easily. This is especially handy if you need to clean several places at a time. Like a wood/pellet stove and a BBQ grill, for example.
Well, the Tacklife PVC03A is a worthy machine that won’t break the bank and won't disappoint you in terms of quality either, as it is sometimes the case with cheaper models. It has one flaw though - it is designed to collect dust and small particles of ash and other fine debris, meaning that you'll still need to gather very large pieces of debris with your hands. Other than that, the Tacklife ash vacuum is a perfect tool for any BBQ grill owner.
What Is an Ash Vacuum?
An ash vacuum cleaner is a specially designed machine to clean cold or warm ash out of fireplaces. Some might say that we can use a conventional vacuum cleaner or its bagless alternative, however, conventional vacuums are simply not up to this task because they are not designed for cleaning hot materials. There are many other reasons for not hoovering ash with a vacuum, but the main thing is that, while it seems that ash is cold outside, it may remain hot on the inside and hoovering it with a regular vac can cause fires. Besides, very fine pieces of ash can clog the motor up very quickly and wear it off.
The best ash vacuums are made of strong stainless steel or any other fire-resistant metal, are equipped with a powerful motor that ensures high suction power, and have a multi-layer filtration system. Ideally, an ash collector also has an ergonomic and maneuverable design, comes with at least several cleaning accessories, and supports some handy extras such as a filling level indicator to let you know when it's time to empty the container. That is to say, if you own a wood stove, fireplace, or BBQ, a well-made ash vacuum cleaner is the kind of equipment you need to clean ash and fine dust with minimal efforts and maximal efficiency.