Me tooI have an older version of this small shop vac that works good for ash. Not as powerful as my larger ones but pretty handy for the grill since is small and compact.
Usually vacuuming the firebox removes most of the heavier ash in there for me. I did a thorough clean out 3 weeks ago took apart firepot and scraped some buildup back into the ash drawer (push back towards rear of Smokefire).Do you guys clean directly under the firebox where the ash falls? I noticed that I am starting to get a buildup there. I just never thought of cleaning there. Is the fan supposed to move that ash along into the tray?
I use a portable small hand held vacuum that charges via USB. It has 10 inch-1 inch diameter hose and a brush attachment. I use a cheap paint brush to brush all ash to the bottom of the cook unit, brush it down into the ash/grease box below and vacuum out the fire pot and any other debris.Looking for a small one that will fit in my outside “grill cabinet “