Armor All Easy Conversion Wet Dry Vacuum, 2.5-Gallon

Last updated: July 18, 2023


This wet dry vacuum has the powerful suction of its peers, plus an impressive selection of nozzles. It can fit into corners without issue. The six-foot stretch hose also reaches those inconvenient crevices. The size makes it better for household tasks than for workshop cleanup, but it's excellent for cleaning your car or furniture.

We looked at the top Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This wet dry vacuum is tiny, but powerful enough to tackle even big messes.

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Armor All Easy Conversion Wet Dry Vacuum, 2.5-Gallon placed 1st when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The built-in air diffuser provides a powerful suction when doing heavy work.
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.
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.

What reviewers 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.
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.
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.
Hose often does not stay firmly in place while using the Blower functionality
The hose sometimes blew off while using it as a blower.
The vacuum is not meant for large debris pieces, better for household jobs only.
10′ extension cord is a bit short.
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