Wood burning fireplaces and pellet inserts can produce some beautiful flames, but they can also require a fair amount of clean-up. Ash buckets are containers designed to help you maintain your fireplace by giving you a convenient way transport and dispose of fireplace ash. Some of these popular fireplace accessories are specifically labeled as ash buckets or containers, while others can be used for this purpose even though that is not directly reflected in their names. Coal hods, for example, can carry ash just as effectively as they can carry coal.
I have a small woodstove and a small cabin, so I want something small in an ash bucket, too. The ones I've seen are really big, and judging by the size from pictures is difficult. Is there something you'd suggest for me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 30, 2013
Most standard ash buckets are designed to hold approximately 6 gallons. A smaller model that we carry is the Minuteman ASH-01 All Black Ash Bucket - Black. This model holds closer to 4.5 gallons and has a shorter height of 12 inches.
By Sally Russell from Odessa, Texas on November 4, 2012
I am looking for an ash bucket that won't get roaring hot on the bottom. Last year, I used a pot (stew) and it got so hot it burned a round spot in my carpet.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012