Shop-Vac All Around EZ 2.5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum (5895200)

The first time that I saw the Shop-Vac All Around EZ 2.5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum, I thought that it was one of the cutest wet/dry vacs I’ve ever seen. It was only about 12x11x17-inches and weighed around 12-pounds or so. It’s also designed to be wall mountable for easy storage. Before I tested it, I really did think that it could compete for a spot on this list as the best wet dry vac and I really have to say that it came close to hitting the top of my list in the end.

The first thing that I noticed about this product was that it seemed like it was built by someone who was not only familiar with wet/dry vacuums but also used them. It just seemed like they built this unit with an eye on its design and how it was going to be used. It had an 18-foot power cord, easy-roll casters, side tank handles and a top carry handle. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that it comes with a wall mount bracket so you can just hang it on your wall. It really shows an eye to detail, in my opinion.

Its accessories are another area in which it looked like the engineers really paid attention to detail. It came with a 7-foot hose with a 1.25-inch hose diameter, two 1.25-inch extension wands, a round brush, crevice tool, dual surface nozzle and a gulper nozzle. It also came with a foam filter sleeve and a collection filter bag. Just about everything you would need to get the job done.

As I used it around my home, I really began to appreciate this unit. Even though it was only 2.5-horsepower, it had great suction and really picked up messes around my home. If there was one complaint I had with the unit it was its size. It’s only 2.5-gallons, so it has to be frequently emptied while handling big messes. And while this vac wasn’t the loudest I’ve ever heard, it also isn’t whisper quiet. It’s not a big deal but certainly something that needs to be mentioned.

Using this unit around my home was really kind of a pleasure. Sure, it’s not the biggest or most powerful vac out there but it does fit in its own niche very well. It’s portable, convenient to use, easy to store and does a good job of picking up messes. If you’re not looking for an industrial wet/dry vac and are instead looking for something that’s good around the home, then I don’t think you can do much better than this unit. It seems to be custom made for use around the home and I’d definitely recommend it for that purpose. I was very pleased with it.

9.3 Total Score
Bottom Line

Quality
9.0
Ease of Use
9.5
Ease of Use
9.0
Features
9.5
Value
9.5
PROS
  • Easy-to-use
  • Portable
  • Compact
  • Wall mountable
  • Inexpensive
CONS
  • Small
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