Great ash vacuum!!
I bought this as my broom and dust pan didn't entirely clean out the fireplace. With this vacuum, I can now keep my fireplace clean which, in turn, makes it safer. You do need to still use a broom and dust pan or small shovel to get out a large portion of ash and debris. Then, you can use this ash vacuum to do a thorough clean out. I love it and am glad I purchased it! I would definitely recommend this vacuum!
I am new to heating with a stove but I've used this twice so far this season and it seems to work fine. Make sure you sweep out as much ash as possible before vacuuming though as motor gets very hot if used for any length of time. Also use filter unclogger button frequently. Pellet stove attachments are a great help.