Armor All Wet/Dry Vacuum 2.5 Gal

Last updated date: May 2, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8

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We looked at the top 1 Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Top Ten Reviews, Best Handheld Vacuums, Vacuum Cleaner Hub, Automotive Ward, Vacuum EZ, Tool Consult, Home Growth Ideas, The Art Of Cleanliness and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Armor All Armor All Wet/Dry Vacuum 2.5 Gal placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
4,038 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The shop vacuum comes with a floor nozzle, crevice tool, concentration tool and car nozzle, which means it can clean out every area of your vehicle.
- Top Ten Reviews
January 7, 2019 | Full review
Blower Function – Aside from the strong suction power, it’s also capable of blowing, which comes in handy for removing dirt from narrow cracks and crevices.
- Best Handheld Vacuums
This canister vacuum comes with a modern auto shut feature that can automatically shut down the vacuum if it is not in use. This is important as it helps in preventing unnecessary overflow once you start cleaning.
- Vacuum Cleaner Hub
The build is not bulky. With the canister in one hand and the cleaning nozzle on the other, it would almost feel as though you weren’t performing a chore but an hobby. It has a sturdy handle, extensive 6-feet stretch hose supplemented by a 10-feet power cord.
- Automotive Ward
The motor on the ArmorAll AA255 is rated at a powerful two horsepower. That gives it enough juice to suck up large debris and liquids in addition to dirt and small objects.
- Vacuum EZ
The built-in air diffuser provides a powerful suction when doing heavy work.
- Tool Consult
The vacuum is easy to hold and can be relocated effortlessly, since a handle is provided at top to carry it. And being lightweight it makes managing even more comfortable.
- Home Growth Ideas
The unit is small enough to move around inside a vehicle and light enough to carry it to and from the car out in the driveway.
- The Art Of Cleanliness
October 18, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
This was the worst vacuum for picking up dry debris. It left behind large pieces and only cleaned about 55 percent of the mulch in one pass.
- Top Ten Reviews
January 7, 2019 | Full review
The only downsides are that it’s obviously not as portable as what a cordless model could provide, the power cable should’ve been longer than 10 ft. and also, a power adapter for the cigarette lighter could’ve been supplied.
- Best Handheld Vacuums
For only 10 feet, it means you have to keep adjusting the power source every now and then and this may be cumbersome in the long run.
- Vacuum Cleaner Hub
Hose often does not stay firmly in place while using the Blower functionality
- Automotive Ward
The hose sometimes blew off while using it as a blower.
- Vacuum EZ
The vacuum is not meant for large debris pieces, better for household jobs only.
- Home Growth Ideas
10′ extension cord is a bit short.
- The Art Of Cleanliness
October 18, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

This Armor All Utility Vac is specifically designed to clean the interior of your car. It handles both wet and dry pickup, includes all accessories needed for complete interior cleaning and easily converts to a blower to dry motorcycles, car grills and wheels. It also has an automatic shut off to prevent overflow and a built in air and noise diffuser for efficient and quiet operation. ArmorAll's Utility Wet/Dry Vacs have the ability to clean up both solids and liquids, offering seemingly unlimited uses. The 2.5 gallon polypropylene tank is small enough to carry around, but large enough for most jobs. A 2 horsepower motor provides ample suction power, as well as an easy conversion to a blower function. Auto shut-off detects fill limit and prevents overflow. Top handle and onboard accessory storage make for easy carrying. Built-in air and noise diffuser minimizes volume. Other great features include a 10-foot cord with wrap, 6-foot, 1.25-inch hose, reusable cloth filter, reusable foam sleeve, 2-in-1 utility nozzle, crevice tool, deluxe car nozzle, blower nozzle, and detail brush. No assembly required.

Overall Product Rankings

1. WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vac 16-Gal
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Vacmaster Wet/Dry Vacuum 12-Gal
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
3. Armor All Wet/Dry Vacuum 2.5 Gal
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Bissell Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Shop-Vac Wet Dry Vacuum 5-Gal
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum 4-Gal
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacuum 6-Gal 3 Peak
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Shop-Vac Wet/Dry Micro Vacuum
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 3
9. DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Wet/Dry Vacuum
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum 3-Gal
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 3

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