When the weather gets really bad and the snow piles up,.
Most people are about ready to spring for an expensive snow blower. However, if you live in a place that gets a lot of snow, you should have a backup plan. What if the electricity goes out and your snow blower is useless? What if you don’t have enough storage space for a snow blower because of limited garage space? Or, what if you find yourself caught in an unexpected blizzard and you need help fast? You need an electric snow blower. Here are our 6 picks for the best electric snow blower.
|Snow Joe SJ620 Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower||Best Overall|
|Greenworks 2600202 20" Electric Snowthrower||Budget Pick|
|EGO Power+ SNT2102 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Snow Blower||Upgrade Pick|
1. Snow Joe SJ620 Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower
- Manual recoil after every throw
- Easy to assemble
- 2-year warranty
- Surprisingly powerful for its size
- Motor tends to be over-heated from snow
- Manual lever tends to wear out
- Lack of height adjustment
- Smaller size means you have to move it around
The Snow Joe snow thrower provides a decent number of features at a reasonable price tag. It is small in size, measuring just a little over 15 inches in length and weighing around 25 pounds. Yet it packs a serious punch when it comes to performance.
With its 13.5 amp motor it can create a path between 13 to 25 inches wide removing snow up to 13 inches deep. It can also throw snow up to 20 feet away.
It also comes with a manual recoil feature that allows you to throw snow without the need to recharge the unit. It also puts less strain on the unit and increases the lifetime. The manual recoil feature is quite welcome and makes this unit perfect for clearing up snow in breezeways and doorways.
2. EGO Power+ SNT2102 21-Inch 56-Volt Cordless Snow Blower
- 21-inch clearing width
- Vibration-free operation
- Clear LCD panel with LED lights and push buttons to control the machine
- Quiet operation
- Features an Active Vibration Control (AVC) technology
- Lightweight and easy to operate
- 5.5 pounds
- Not as powerful as gas-powered machine
- Short runtime per charge with small capacity batteries
- The power button is positioned on the top of the machine is very prone to damage
One of the most popular models is the EGO Power+ SNT2102. Many users have given it a perfect 5-star rating for its superb performance. This machine features a 21-inch clearing width – the best in its class. It comes with two 5.0 Ah batteries and a battery charger. It is also backed by a two-year warranty.
The price is very attractive considering that it comes equipped with high-quality features such as an Active Vibration Control (AVC) technology, a self-propelled drive system, a large 21-inch clearing width and a powerful 56-Volt battery.
This snow blower is powered by a 56-Volt Lithium-ion battery. It gives you a run-time of up to 18-20 minutes on a single charge.
3. Greenworks 2600202 20" Electric Snowthrower
- Exceptionally easy to set up
- Button start
- Compact and lightweight, making it easy to use and store
- Powerful enough to handle snow in many different locations
- 2-year warranty
- Sawdust on the chute can hinder visibility
- It doesn’t do well in deep snow, even with the chute adjustment set all the way down
- The manual is not very clear
The Greenworks 20" Electric Snowthrower has a 13-Amp electric motor and a plastic impeller. It has a brushless motor design that helps increase efficiency and reduce wear and tear on the machine.
It has a 26-inch clearing width and has a large 10-inch auto-returning plastic impeller. The impeller and housing are rust-resistant and it comes with a full 2-year warranty. The auger is electric-start, making it easy to get it going. It also has an adjustable chute that helps you angle the snow instead of throwing it out in one direction.
4. Snow Joe iON18SB 40-Volt iONMAX Cordless Brushless Single Stage Snowblower Kit
- Safe and powerful
- Brushless motor
- Includes 4Ah battery
- Remote switch
- Manual chute control
- Removed plastic lock in adjustable handle
This stylish 18-inch electric snow blower boasts Brushless iONMAX Technology, which uses a electromagnetic motor that is 50% more power efficient than traditional brushed motors.
The Snow Joe Storm snow blower has a 6 amp motor and boasts 3X the torque of a comparative 2.5 amp snow blower.
This powerful electric snow blower uses 40-volt max lithium ion batteries that make it one of the most powerful electric snow blower on the market at 18-inches deep. It can also throw snow up to 30 feet.
5. Toro 38381 18-Inch 15 Amp Electric 1800 Power Curve Snow Blower,Black
- Easy to operate and clean
- Good value for the money
- Ideal for light snowfall
- Lightweight design
- Fragile plastic housing
- Power curve-shaped chute isn’t effective
The Toro 38381 electric snow thrower has a 15-Amp electric motor and an 1800 Watt-hour rechargeable battery. It comes with ION lithium technology which provides longer run-times and longer life and torque than comparable models.
The Toro 38381 is a good value snow thrower, and it is easy to use. It is lightweight and easy to maneuver and clean. It is ideal for keeping walkways and driveways clear of the lightest of snow.
The Toro 38381 is not recommended for heavy snow, or areas with lots of ice. It’s easy to use, but isn’t very durable with a flimsy plastic housing. Similar to Toro’s other cordless walk-behind electric snow blowers, you cannot adjust the speed.
6. Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower
- Low-noise electric motor
- 6-inch clearing path
- Easy to handle and maneuver
- Safer than gas-powered options
- Less powerful than gas-powered counterparts
- Shorter than average cord
- Handle cannot be adjusted
(Best for the Money)
The Toro Power Clear 7.5 Amp Electric Snow Shovel threw snow right through six inches of powder in relatively short order. It has a single lever to adjust the snow scoop to the proper position based on snowfalls, and it has a brushless steel auger. This is an easy snow blower to handle even though it does not have the same length handle as many similar models. It is comfortable to use and provide a smooth operation even in tight spaces. While the cord is not as long as others in this class, it is much longer than the standard cord on a household vacuum cleaner.
It is relatively lightweight, weighing in at about 30 pounds, making it easy to handle. Of course, you will have to do a certain amount of physical effort to clear the deck and the driveway, but there is less physical effort involved than solutions that rely on gasoline. The design makes it easy to move and maneuver to better places and really makes it easier to use compared to the gas-powered snow shovels that often require a lot of physical labor to toss all that snow.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the most powerful electric snow blower?
The most powerful general purpose electric snow blower has a 22-inch auger and no chute controls. However, the most powerful electric snow blower with a chute controller is the “Ridgid R27600 Snow Blower” which is rated at 2900 watts.
Are electric snow blowers worth it?
As far as lawn maintenance devices go, an electric snow blower comes with many advantages. Electric snow blowers are safer than gas-powered because they’re quieter, emission-free and easier to start. They’re also far easier to maintain and require little storage. Most importantly, they’re much lighter and easier to handle than their gas-powered counterparts, making them ideal for elders, kids, or beginners. The best electric snow blowers weigh less than 20 lbs., making them easy to maneuver and store.
Prioritize safety, efficiency, and ease of use. Only then will you find a product that seamlessly fits your needs.
What is the best electric start snowblower?
The best electric starter snowblower is the Sears Craftsman Snow Thrower model 3258. It’s our top recommendation this year and in previous years. It has electric start, so no pull cord, and comes with a handle for easy maneuvering and moving about.
Which brand snow blower is best?
I found that snow blower models made by a variety of manufacturers ranging from budget to premium, can all deliver excellent results. Just make sure to perform enough research on a specific model before making a decision to ensure it best meets your unique needs.
Also, consider performance, maintenance,