Best Electric Snow Shovels

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 28, 2019
Cleaning snow using a regular shovel can be boring and tiresome. Fortunately, there is a perfect solution that will cut the snow cleaning time in half - an electric snow shovel. With this handy device, you will be able to clean several hundred pounds of snow in just a few minutes. We took a look at the best electric snow shovels out there so you could pick the one that suits your needs. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Operation
Power
Performance
Throwing distance
Extras
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

The machine features a temperature-resistant dual-blade auger, which allows cleaning even the heaviest type of snow - wet snow. Additionally, the wheels in the back of the electric snow broom make it easier to traverse through the snow piles.

CONS

The battery takes quite some to recharge. 

OUR VERDICT

This cordless model is everything good snow shovels should be: it is stable enough, easy to use, and its battery actually allows displacing quite a lot of snow before it runs out of charge. The snow-throwing distance of 32 feet also makes it an appealing choice for users who are looking for a heavy-duty snow remover.

detailed parameters
Operation

Cordless (40-volt 4-Ah battery and charger included)

Power

40 volts

Performance

Up to 300 lbs/min

16" clearing width

8" clearing depth

Throwing distance

Up to 32 ft

Extras

Safety switch, Instant start, Adjustable handle, Built-in wheels, Lever for adjusting snow-throwing direction

Weight

19.6 lbs

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This model features a 24-volt iON+ system battery that takes only 2-2.5 hours to fully charge. Likewise, the autonomous capabilities are quite impressive as well - up to 25-30 minutes of pure snow removal time.

CONS

The cleaning width of the shovel leaves much to be desired.

OUR VERDICT

The automatic snow shovel from Snow Joe is ideal for clearing not only your sidewalk but also wooden patios and stairs thanks to the light auger implemented in the machine's head. On top of that, the 10-pound overall weight makes removing the snow almost effortless.

detailed parameters
Operation

Cordless (24-volt 4-Ah battery and charger included)

Power

24 volts

Performance

Up to 200 lbs/min

10" clearing width

6" clearing depth

Throwing distance

Up to 20 ft

Extras

Safety switch, Instant start, Adjustable handle

Weight

10 lbs

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The length of the handle can be adjusted and it is wide enough for a double-handed grip. Furthermore, it has a soft padding, which excludes the risk of getting calluses even if you prefer to work without protective gloves.

CONS

Transportation of the device may be a bit tiresome for some users.

OUR VERDICT

If you find the process of cleaning the snow particularly tiresome, then this model is a perfect choice for you. With 16" clearing width, this powerful shovel can process up to 600 pounds of snow per minute, which makes cleaning of a large area an easy task.

detailed parameters
Operation

Corded (50 ft. extension cord included)

Power

9 Amps

Performance

Up to 600 lbs/min

16" clearing width

6" clearing depth

Throwing distance

Up to 25 ft

Extras

Safety switch, Instant start, Adjustable handle, Built-in wheels, Lever for adjusting snow-throwing direction

Weight

25 lbs

Warranty

4 years

PROS

Almost all metal parts of the housing have a powder-coated finish that prevents them from rusting prematurely. What makes the design great is that you can easily disassemble the auger to clean debris other than snow.

CONS

The handle is not that ergonomic, which will take some time to get used to.

OUR VERDICT

If you are tired of plowing snow using a regular manual shovel, then this affordable machine from Toro will be right up your alley. Designed for quick removal of dry and fresh snow, it can clear your driveway 10 times faster than any snow shovel or broom.

detailed parameters
Operation

Corded (extension cord not included)

Power

7.5 Amps

Performance

Up to 300 lbs/min

12" clearing width

6" clearing depth

Throwing distance

Up to 20 ft

Extras

Safety switch, Instant start, Adjustable handle

Weight

13.5 lbs

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The motor of this modest shovel is extremely quiet, meaning that you will be able to clean the snow at any time of day or night without disturbing your family members or neighbors.

CONS

The maximum snow throwing distance is less than impressive.

OUR VERDICT

If you have a house with a moderate garden or yard and are looking for an easy-to-use model, then this electric shovel is what you need. This model will make cleaning the snow off your driveway a pleasantly simple process.

detailed parameters
Operation

Corded (extension cord not included)

Power

8 Amps

Performance

Up to 300 lbs/min

12" clearing width

6" clearing depth

Throwing distance

Up to 20 ft

Extras

Safety switch, Instant start, Adjustable handle, Extension cord hook

Weight

14 lbs

Warranty

4 years

Earthwise SN74016

Best of Both Worlds

The Earthwise SN74016 is fairly incredible.

First of all, the specifications of this cordless snow shovel allow clearing fairly big areas in one go, thanks to the 16-inch clearing width of the auger’s head. The clearing depth of 8-inches, on the other hand, makes it easier to chew into big snow piles without the device getting stuck in the process.

The handle features two grips alongside the trigger mechanism in the back of the device located just behind the battery. The battery-powered construction also frees you from carrying the annoying power cord that more often than not gets in the way of the shovel.

The only thing that did bother us is the charging time of the battery. Once the unit runs out of charge, it will require one hour to be completely charged. That said, considering the total snow displacement rate of this model, it is not a crucial issue at the end of the day.

To add more, once the device is charged, it can operate for up to 30 minutes straight before you will have to recharge it again. Thanks to the addition of the brushless motor, the appliance’s service life is significantly longer compared to standard snow brooms. Moreover, the instant start function allows starting the unit even in the coldest conditions.

Wrapping things up, the Earthwise SN74016 is one of the best electric snow shovel models in the medium price range. If you are looking for a model that is not too heavy but still packs a punch strong enough to clear large amounts of snow in a matter of minutes, this model will be the right pick.

Review of Earthwise SN74016 Cordless Electric Snow Shovel

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Snow Joe 24V-SS10

A Lightweight Snow Broom

The Snow Joe 24V-SS10 is a cordless model that can operate in almost absolute silence.

The rechargeable battery pack that comes with the kit includes an iON+ 24-volt battery with an amperage output of 4.0 Ah, which is powerful enough for plowing the snow and throwing it up to 20 feet away.

On the performance side, the electric brushless motor allows removing up to 200 pounds of snow per minute thanks to the thrower's 10-inch clearing width and 6-inch clearing depth.

As for the convenience features, this motorized snow thrower shovel has a special safety switch on the side of the top handle that acts similarly to any standard safety trigger. Thanks to this subtle aspect, the shovel won’t go off when you least expect it. Moreover, the unit has two handles, one of which is adjustable, which enables turning the shovel faster and without too much of an effort.

The plastic blades are a bit elevated from the base of the head, making it ideal for clearing snow from patios, steps, and sidewalks with relative ease. The head itself is designed for heavy-duty use and is capable of dealing with both dry and wet snow.

All in all, this lightweight model from Snow Joe will be a great option for users that look for an electric snow shovel that is both effective and easy to use.

Review of Snow Joe 24V-SS10 Cordless Snow Shovel

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GreenWorks 26022

Designed for Heavy-Duty Snow Cleaning

Although the GreenWorks 26022 does not seem powerful at the first glance, its 10 A motor will be able to surprise you. The 16” wide blades of this device are capable of processing up to 600 pounds of snow per minute, which is simply remarkable considering the dimensions of the device. The snow-throwing distance reaches 25 feet, which is also quite impressive. With such a capacity, you will be able to clean your porch, driveway, back or front yard from the snow in no time at all. Additionally, the snow-throwing direction lever can be used to adjust the angle of the snow output, so you won’t need to clean your yard two times in a row.

Despite the fact that this model is one of the heaviest 16-inch models on the market, it is sturdy and well-balanced, which ensures comfortable operation and prolonged service life of the device. Dissimilar to operating a bulky gas blower, you will be able to clean your sidewalk from the snow without feeling extremely tired despite the weight of 25 pounds.

Since this model is corded, the product comes with a handy 50 feet extension cord that will be more than enough in most situations. The blades and the powerful rotor aren't just capable of cutting into the snow that is 6” deep but they also make a pretty good job cutting through it. Just remember that the product is suited for paved surfaces and any hard object may damage the blower.

In conclusion, the GreenWorks electric snow shovel is a go-to pick if you need a device that is capable of clearing the area in a matter of minutes.

Review of GreenWorks 26022 10 Amp 16-Inch Corded Snow Shovel

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Toro 38361

Gets the Job Done

The Toro 38361 is a corded snow blower device that will be suitable for quick snow removal from your patio, driveway, or a sidewalk without scraping them or damaging the surface. This is achieved owing to the plastic auger, making the whole snow-removal process less of a chore.

The handle is not especially ergonomic and might take some time to get used to though.

Since this kit comes without an extension cord, we recommend purchasing one separately because this model is definitely worth it. But what is so special about this particular shovel model? Let’s take a closer look at its specifications and find out.

With its snow displacement rate of 300 pounds per minute, the shovel can be used for removing wet and dry snow almost effortlessly. Additionally, the cutting width of 12-inches makes it easier to pick up large chunks of snow in one go. Likewise, the electric motor is capable of throwing the snow up to 20 feet away without breaking a sweat, which makes the whole cleaning process a lot less messy in the long run.

All things considered, this model from Toro is, perhaps, the best electric snow shovel in the budget price range that we have seen. Fairly light and easy to operate, it will definitely be an upgrade from shoveling the snow manually.

Review of Toro 38361 Electric Snow Shovel

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GreenWorks 2600802

The Real Back Saver

Do you ever get tired of cleaning the snow off your sidewalk with a regular shovel? Usually, this process looks more like an intense workout session in the gym than a seemingly simple process of cleaning the yard. That said, in the age of large and mostly inconvenient gas snow blowers, a device that is both compact and powerful can be hard to find. Fortunately, the 12-inch snow shovel from GreenWorks is one of those devices. Unlike most 12-inch models, this one features an 8 A motor and, in this case, it is not a drawback at all. This little motor is capable of throwing away 300 pounds of dry or wet snow per minute, a number that not a whole lot of 12 A models are able to match.

With 12” wide blades, you will be able to cut the snow that is over 6 inches deep with an effortless smile on your face. Unfortunately, there are no means to adjust the snow-throwing direction, which may seem like a drawback for some users.

As for convenience features, this model is extremely lightweight and has an ergonomic design that reduces any fatigue and back pain that you usually face when working with a regular snow shovel. On top of that, the automatic instant start option allows you to get the device working exactly when you need it. 

Finally, if you need a sturdy yet lightweight snow removal device that can operate quieter than a vacuum cleaner, you might want to strongly consider this model from GreenWorks.

Review of GreenWorks 2600802 12-Inch 8 Amp Corded Snow Shovel

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What Is an Electric Snow Shovel?

We all get upset when the winter comes and we realize that every time the snow starts to fall, we will have to clean the driveway and the yard sooner rather than later.

An electric snow shovel acts as a small and compact version of a snow blower. When using this compact machine, the main idea of processing and throwing the snow away remains the same. However, unlike snow blowers, this machine doesn’t require gas or fuel to operate and uses electricity as a power source instead. 

There are quite a few variations of cordless and corded snow shovel models out there including models with and without wheels, hence there are more chances to find the one that suits your particular needs. Even if the device is battery-operated, it is lighter than the smallest snow blower, which makes this type of snow removal machine a smart and convenient choice.

With this compact tool, you will be able to clean all the snow from your yard, sidewalk, porch, and/or patio in no time. Moreover, the process of cleaning the snow the same way you would mow the lawn makes it fun and almost effortless, especially in comparison with a regular shovel. So take a look at our top electric snow shovel reviews and pick the one that meets your requirements.

Too much snow outside? If you are looking for a more powerful snow removal device, you may also consider purchasing a snow blower or a gas-powered snow blower.

Sources:

1. How to Snow Blow Your Driveway, wikiHow.

2. Rules on Clearing Snow, City of Boston. December 4, 2017.

3. Patrick Allan Three Helpful Tips for Clearing Your Driveway With a Snow Shovel, Life Hacker. December 22, 2015.

4. David Beaulieu Snow Shoveling Tips, The Spruce. January 4, 2018.

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Publish Date: 2018-05-16 11:35:33