I was prepping to cook a pizza and had a little difficulty getting up to temp. So, I take my small outdoor vac and use it as a blower to speed things up. Works well! But, it also blows ashes all inside the egg and on my pizza stone. No problem, I just aim the blower down the top to dust off the stone. I got a 3 foot jet of flames out the bottom vent, taking most of my leg hair with it! [p]I've lost lots of arm hair to the egg but now I'm sacrificing leg hair too.