Hand brushes and fireplace brushes are out. If you have a fireplace or pellet stove, we warmly recommend an ash vacuum cleaner. It also provides good service for pizza ovens and charcoal barbecues. Both the oven (or barbecue) itself and the area in front can be cleaned up in next to no time with the ash vacuum cleaner, and more comfortably than with a hand brush. Even hard-to-reach areas in the fireplace are easy to clean. Unlike a conventional vacuum cleaner, an ash vacuum cleaner is fireproof because it has a metal housing, and it filters the expelled air with a HEPA filter to prevent ash and soot being emitted again.