1. What is the best way to clean the ash out of the fire box?
I tried scooping it with a cup and then a piece or cardboard, but there was still a lot of ash left behind. Finally I resorted to using my hand, which got 99% of the ash out. Would a shop vac work better?
2. What is the best (read easiest) way to clean the wire racks in the pit?
Thanks in advance!