Cougar ash vac
The designs for the vac are attractive, the capacity is very nice. The suction however leaves some thing to be desired, I would think that for $240.00 it would have more suction. So in the end I have to give the value a lower rating 3 stars. The vacuum accessories I ordered with the vacuum aren't all that either, the only accessory that actually works is the plastic tube,.
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Cougar Quiet Ash Vac
Easy assembly works well when you start up after a few mins you have to stop and shake internal filter and then start again
not as quiet as I thought it would be about the same as my older unit from Plow & Hearth I bought a couple years ago
I use it every other day to clean out the warm and some hot ash trying to stay as close to bottom of the wood stove insert as possible but it does work for the most part except for the end of the nozzle which get hot after a few second from picking up the warm ash all in all its better then the previous one we had
Only wish it picked up the smaller hot embers as well
Thank you for your review, but please note that this vacuum is meant for cool and warm ashes only; it should not be used to pick up Hot embers. Doing so will result in damage to the unit.
I have been waiting to buy an ash vacuum for 2 years. I was not sure about the Cheetah or the Cougar. After collecting reward points I opted for the higher model. It runs nice and quiet and the winter scene allows me to keep it out for all to see. I used My reward points and a coupon so I got a great deal-I saved about $65. I'm super happy and have no more pellet stove clean-up worries. Set up was very easy. It only took about 5 minutes. Now I'm off to look for accessories!
Reviewer: John Tully
Delivery was fast, easy setup, vacumn works great and actually looks good just storing next to the fireplace. good deal, I use it almost everyday
Reviewer: Ken Bergmann
I haven't used any other ash vac but this one seems to do the job without a problem. I am careful to let the fire burn down overnight so I get very few live coals in the morning. Used as instructed I get almost all of the soft ash and leave the charcoal for the next fire. I only empty it about once a week and afer two months have not had to replace any of the filtration components. My wife says, if this is the quiet one I'd hate to hear the noisey one. But I have to say it is much quieter than my craftsman shop vac. Without doubt, I am very pleased.
Works very good. Wish I had bought it sooner.
We have a pellet stove and use the vacuum daily to clean it. I love not having to wait hours to let the ash become cold. I highly recommend anyone purchasing choose the quiet version!
Vacuum is great. I use it about twice a week to clean the ash out of my pellet stove. It cleans up quietly and there is zero mess. I haven't emptied the vacuum yet - we'll see how that goes.
Reviewer: Kathryn A. Olson
October 19, 2005
Received my ash vac today and put it together no problems and I've already used it. Thank you! I'm very happy with my purchase and I'll recommend your store to others.