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Thoughts on new the Kick Ash Can?

Has anyone bought the new Kick Ash Can? What are your thoughts? I've been using a Ridgid shop vac to suck out the ashes but its kind of a pain to get it out and unwind the cord then wind it all back up and put it back in storage every time. I've had a Kick Ash Basket for about 5 years and it has been my favorite accessory. I reached out to Chad at KickAshBasket to ask about the new can and he sent me a can along with the newer version of the Kick Ash Basket to try out. I recorded this video showing both products and giving my initial thoughts. I'll be shooting an update with my honest review this weekend. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0vtOpT8me8
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,811
    Love them!  No more ash tool.....
  • GoooDawgsGoooDawgs Posts: 965
    Do they have one for the XL? 
    Milton, GA 
    XL BGE & FB300
  • newEGGlandahnewEGGlandah Posts: 20
    My thought is that it’s an overpriced dog bowl ($30+ shipping) you can easily cut on your own if you so desired.

    Large&Mini BGEs:  HeaterMeter w/Roto Damper, Thermapen, ET-733, CI Woo&Spider
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,811
    It's not a dog bowl......I have cheap stainless dog bowls for my dog.  The ash cans are a total different dimension (deeper) and a much heavier gauge.  

    XL  and MMX ones are coming out soon.
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 735
    i just installed mine in both eggs over the weekend and i really like it, clean up is much quicker.  cahd even made a joek at north georgia about the dog bowl but he came up with it to help clean up quickly in the temps up north. 

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • TEXASBGE2018TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 2,266
    Love the concept, hate the price. $29.99 seems a bit much. But I get it that it takes a lot of money to R&D new stuff. If it was about $20 bucks cheaper id buy one. For now Ill deal with cleaning out ash after every 3-4 cooks.

    Rockwall, Tx    LBGE, Minimax, 22" Blackstone, Pizza Party Bollore. Cast Iron Hoarder.

    "You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"- Davy Crockett

  • deekortiz3deekortiz3 Posts: 60
    Buying one for my XL as soon as it is available.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,269
    It's not a dog bowl......I have cheap stainless dog bowls for my dog.  The ash cans are a total different dimension (deeper) and a much heavier gauge.  

    XL  and MMX ones are coming out soon.
    What about one of those Yeti dog bowls?  ;)
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 13,907
    edited May 22
    I got a big dog. She has a big dog bowl. HD.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,807
    What I have used from the start with my KABs is this little 10 gallon garbage can. I only have to empty the can  every 6 to 8 months.

    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,092
    It's not a dog bowl......I have cheap stainless dog bowls for my dog.  The ash cans are a total different dimension (deeper) and a much heavier gauge.  

    XL  and MMX ones are coming out soon.
    Tell your guy to get rolling on the Medium. Folks are getting impatient.... lol 
  • oldmandawgoldmandawg Posts: 73
    Bought one a few months ago. Don't regret it at all. 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,811
    It's not a dog bowl......I have cheap stainless dog bowls for my dog.  The ash cans are a total different dimension (deeper) and a much heavier gauge.  

    XL  and MMX ones are coming out soon.
    Tell your guy to get rolling on the Medium. Folks are getting impatient.... lol 
    Or you could just man up and get a Large........bawahahahaha
  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 15,092
    It's not a dog bowl......I have cheap stainless dog bowls for my dog.  The ash cans are a total different dimension (deeper) and a much heavier gauge.  

    XL  and MMX ones are coming out soon.
    Tell your guy to get rolling on the Medium. Folks are getting impatient.... lol 
    Or you could just man up and get a Large........bawahahahaha
    That’s just a ploy to get me to burn more lump! I’ve got  the XL anyway... 
  • My thought is that it’s an overpriced dog bowl ($30+ shipping) you can easily cut on your own if you so desired.


    I guess it’s possible if you can find the exact right size and don’t mind messing with the sharp edges. It’s not worth the hassle for me. It’s very well made.
  • RRP said:
    What I have used from the start with my KABs is this little 10 gallon garbage can. I only have to empty the can  every 6 to 8 months.


    The can wouldn’t replace the need for the bucket. It would just help you get all of the ashes into the bucket. Where did you get that bucket? I may need to grab one!
  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 567
    Looking forward to your review. KAB is a fantastic accessory, but I don't see the benefit of the Kick Ash Can. Maybe you'll change my mind. 

    In the meantime, I use an old Ball canning pot lined with a trash bag to shake the ashes from the KAB. BGE ash tool works fine for whatever falls to the bottom of the BGE.




    Somewhere in Colorado
    LBGE, PGS A40 Gasser and too much Griswold cast iron cookware.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 3,321
    I bought one to try. Hadn't installed it yet. I'll probably do that soon but I have to swap out a cracked base first 
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,329
    Could possibly save a few bases from cracking...
    Minnesota
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,811
    edited May 23
    WeberWho said:
    Could possibly save a few bases from cracking...
    Maybe, maybe not.....but for sure everyone will try to use it as the new scapegoat.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,807
    WeberWho said:
    Could possibly save a few bases from cracking...
    Not sure why you think that. 
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,807
    RRP said:
    What I have used from the start with my KABs is this little 10 gallon garbage can. I only have to empty the can  every 6 to 8 months.


    The can wouldn’t replace the need for the bucket. It would just help you get all of the ashes into the bucket. Where did you get that bucket? I may need to grab one!
    I R cornfused - Where did I get the bucket (Kick Ass Basket ) or Where did I get the 10 - gal garbage can? I don't recall, but probably an ACE hardware store.
    L, M, S &  Mini
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • I’ve never had an issue just using the standard ash tool in the first place.
    I wouldn't call it an "issue" but its possibly much more convenient like most of the accessories. 
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,329
    edited May 23
    RRP said:
    WeberWho said:
    Could possibly save a few bases from cracking...
    Not sure why you think that. 
    Hot embers not sitting on the base
    Minnesota
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 7,329
    HeavyG said:
    WeberWho said:
    RRP said:
    WeberWho said:
    Could possibly save a few bases from cracking...
    Not sure why you think that. 
    Hot embers not sitting on the base
    Never really bought into the theory that a kamado base that is fired for hours in a 2000°F+ kiln is really going to be bothered by a few embers of fairly short duration and energy density.
    I don't think it's a fix but I can't see it hurting anything. 
    Minnesota
  • I posted my Kick Ash Can review video yesterday. I wanted to come back to this thread to share it with you guys. All in all it does exactly what it says it does. While its obviously not a necessity, it does make clean up faster/easier. 

    I have several other videos of cooks i've done on my YouTube channel plus many other helpful home repair videos. Check them out and Subscribe!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cR-odBwqNqE&feature=youtu.be
  • builderdawgbuilderdawg Posts: 34
    I’ve never had an issue just using the standard ash tool in the first place.
    I bought a KAC shortly after it was released. I like it. It may not be a “must have”, but it is a nice convenience. 
  • mahenryakmahenryak Posts: 1,226
    I have it, and like it.  I would recommend getting it if you are on the fence.
    LG BGE, KJ Jr, Smokin Bros. Premier 36 and Pizza Party Bollore



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