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Bestselling Electric Snow Blowers

Updated on October 2, 2014

How to clear snow away without effort

Winter is a great time for outdoor activities but some winters bring a lot of snow, and some regions get heavy snowfall all the time. Often, the snow finds us unprepared and waking up one morning, ready to go to work you look outside, and the whole landscape is covered in white.

Playing in snow is fun, but having to clear snow away quickly is hard work. In suburban areas, snow removal easily turns into a nuisance that demands you go outside and do hard work all the time. Image credit: Toro Electric Snow Shovel (which has more than a thousand reviews)

Snow disposal with a electric snow blower is easy and very fast compared to straining with a shovel. Our guide below highlights the best electric snow blower choice depending on how much area you need to clear.

Cold Weather Outdoor Extension Cord

Running electric tools like a snow thrower outdoors in cold and wet conditions requires a dedicated extension cord.

The Coleman Low-Temp is clearly visible, and the end of the cord lights up showing when the cord in connected to mains.

Toro - the handy best seller

The manufacturer calls the Toro Electric Snow Thrower a "power shovel", and it is a fitting description. This small snow blower is not much bigger than your average snow shovel, yet packs the power to throw snow up to 20 feet without much effort.

The Toro electric power shovel is one of the best snow blowers for decks, or when you want to clear a small driveway, porch, and short walkways.

Even though this is a small snow thrower the 7.5 amp electric engine can handle 6 inch deep snow and clears a path that is a foot wide at each pass.

With a mere 12 pounds weight, and when you consider that there is no lifting involved, it is easy to see why this electric snow shovel is so popular. This snow blower is the best choice for suburban homes in areas where you get light to moderate snowfall.

My snowblower saves the day.

My snow blower paths
My snow blower paths

I live in a area with Nordic climate and we get a lot of snow some years. The trick to coping with it is to go after the snow and clear the paths right after every snowfall and not wait for it to accumulate. Some years it just snows every day and before you know it you have several feet of snow to get through. So my tip is: do it now, don't wait.

ere is what the paths down to my driveway and gate entrance (right) look like after a quick run with a 16 inch snow blower. Might not look like much but this session cleared about 10 inches of snow, and with the pathways, the driveway, the porch and the backyard path to the guest cabin... that would have taken a full day of sweat the old-fashioned way.

Old-school Manual Snow Shovels

If you feel more comfortable using muscle force to dig out the snow then a aluminum snow shovel will minimize the weight strain.

Orbit 80062 20-In. Hybrid Snow Shovel with Metal Edge and D-Grip Handle, Blue
Orbit 80062 20-In. Hybrid Snow Shovel with Metal Edge and D-Grip Handle, Blue

I prefer plastic shovels because the snow slips off easier than aluminum when the temp is near melting point.

 
16 inch wide snow power blower
16 inch wide snow power blower

Affordable 16 Inch Electric Snow Thrower

Perfect solution for medium sized homes with light to moderate snowfall.

Greenworks have several electric snow throwers and are a established gardening and power tool brand. Their electric 16 inch thrower is a ergonomic, quality 10 amp snow thrower that comes with a 4-year warranty.

This is a snow removal tool which suits most homes as it offers a good mix between power and moderate size. The Greenworks 16 Electric Snow Thrower clearing a 16 inch wide x 6 inch deep path with each pass.

This is a step up from a electric snow shovel but it is still very compact, weighing a mere 26 pounds, but it still manages to throw snow up to 25 feet.

Disposing of considerable amounts of snow even on multi-car driveways and wide decks is done with speed and ease.

Snow Joe Ultra SJ621 18-Inch 13.5-Amp Electric Snow Thrower with Light
Snow Joe Ultra SJ621 18-Inch 13.5-Amp Electric Snow Thrower with Light

Quality snow remover for medium to large areas with moderate snowfall.

 

19 Inch electric snow thrower

Features include adjustable throw angle / distance, skid plates and wheels and the capacity to move 650 pounds of snow per minute.

As with all electric snow throwers, starting the job a matter of taking the thrower outside and flipping it on. No exhaust fumes or engine noise to bother the neighborhood.

The Snow Joe 18-Inch Powered Snow Remover is the one to get if you live in a suburban area that frequently gets snowfall that doesn't melt away and want to clear wide paths in a single go.

Greenworks 20 inch Electric Snow Blower - Top rated heavy-duty electric snow thrower for serious snow removal.

The best electric snow blower with high capacity.

If you need to clear large areas of snow and live in a climate zone where you often do get snowfall, the Greenworks 20-Inch Electric Snow Thrower is the tool to get. Very good buyer reviews makes this thrower a top choice for serious snow removal in areas where you have long and wide walkways to clear and where you get frequent snowfall.

The 20 inch Greenworks has some of the best snow blower ratings and clears a 20 x 10 inch path in a single pass. Most people wouldn't be able to even lift a 20 inch wide 10 inch deep chunk of snow, let alone throw it any distance with a normal shovel.

Do you get snow where you live? Share your tips on how to deal with it.

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      melissajluther 4 years ago

      Awesome. Time to start thinking about these again!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice lens - just about that time of year again.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Heh, 30-inch snowblower for the flurries, but the real snowstorms call for a kind neighbour with a big farm tractor. Yeh, rural Canada. :/

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      kindoak 5 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: No snow? Sounds like paradise to me :D

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      kindoak 5 years ago

      @Kylyssa: I totally agree with the part about waiting until the plow truck passes by. Where I live these trucks pass with speed and push snow right into the driveway all over again :)

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      We used to get a lot of snow...so we bought a snow blower. We have not used it at all!

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      Kylyssa Shay 5 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      We get a lot of snow in Michigan. When I owned a home, I shoveled it, mainly because we didn't have enough driveway or sidewalk to justify a snow blower. But when I was a kid, we had about a half mile of driveway and service roads for the farm. I would have traded my sister for a snow blower or even just a small snow plow attachment for the front of the pickup.

      As far as tips go, whether you blow, plow, or shovel the snow, wait until after the plow comes through to do the bit right by the street if you can because you'll just have to do it again.

      If you shovel snow by hand, don't fill the shovel to maximum capacity, especially with heavy, wet, or dense snow because you'll tire easily and possibly hurt your back. Instead, just take small, light scoops of snow.

      When shoveling, plowing, or snow blowing a driveway or a service road that connects to a street or road, don't pile snow up high at the corners of the driveway where they intersect or you may create a blind spot and cause an accident.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Don't deal with snow as we don't get any, but these blowers sound great.

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      LizardKing3 5 years ago

      I hate dealing with snow!

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      kindoak 5 years ago

      @aesta1: Yep. The problem though is that when the snow finally hits, the power snow tools get sold out in an instant.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very good review but it depends on how much snow you get.