Best Ice Scrapers and Snow Brushes

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 11, 2019
Ice scrapers let you chip away ice slabs and remove the ice from the windows/windshield. The best ice scrapers incorporate every component/solution in the book to make that experience as quick and easy as possible. These are the scrapers you'll find on this list. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Cleaning Width
Convenience
Length
Warranty
 
PROS

The brush's fork design lets you sweep more snow without scratching the car. The 270-degree pivoting head enables you to remove snow from different places much easier compared to standard brushes. There's also this button that allows you to maintain the chosen angle for as long as necessary.

CONS

The detachable handle is difficult to snap together/disassemble. 

OUR VERDICT

The MATCC Car Snow Brush is as functional and practical as these tools come. The handle is grippy and comfortable. You'll have no issues keeping the car nice and clean and/or quickly preparing the car for the ride in the morning. As far as we're concerned, this is the best ice scraper within this lineup.

detailed parameters
Type

Ice scraper with snow brush

Cleaning Width

Ice scraper: 4"

Snow brush: 12"

Convenience

270° pivoting head, telescopic handle with foam grip, detachable snow brush and ice scraper

Length

31.5" (folded)

39.8" (fully extended)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model measures 4.2 x 5.1 x 2.5 inches. You'll be able to stow this thing away in the glove box or just about any storage bin. The company's patent-pending Shape Shifting™ tech works wonders conforming to the windshield glass, streamlining cleaning. You'll be able to chip and clear away stubborn ice in one clean motion.

CONS

It is relatively hard to reach the middle of the windshield with this scraper. 

OUR VERDICT

The BETTER STUFF 476753 is pretty simple but, at the same time, surprisingly intricate. The rugged ice edge chips the ice, while the frost edge lets you clear the ice away. Because the entire frost edge contacts the windshield, you're able to scrape and clean everything away in fewer passes.

detailed parameters
Type

Ice scraper

Cleaning Width

4"

Convenience

Solid brass blade, Shape Shifting™ technology, soft-touch cushioned grip

Length

5.1"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The model's non-abrasive, over-sized 18-inch foam head lets you easily push heavy, wet snow off cars without dealing any damage to glass/paint. The auto-locking extension pole goes from 30 to 50 inches. You can use the built-in bracket holder to hold the removed foam head, making the tool more comfortable to hold.

CONS

The plastic on the scraper is too soft and flimsy. 

OUR VERDICT

The Snow Joe SJBLZD proves that, when it comes to these scrapers/brooms, bigger is better. The model is really affordable and pretty convenient all things considered. The relatively massive tool folds for easy storage in the trunk.

detailed parameters
Type

Ice scraper with snow broom

Cleaning Width

Ice scraper: 4"

Snow broom: 18"

Convenience

Auto-locking extension pole, detachable broom with built-in bracket holder

Length

32" (folded)

52" (fully extended)

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The anti-scratch tool will let you brush off the snow and scrape under the ice without causing the windshield any damage. You'll have no issues breaking up thick ice slabs using the scraper's integrated knuckles and scraping the ice away. The supplied storage pouch will let you transport the tool with comfort and ease. 

CONS

The foam grip doesn't last that long. 

OUR VERDICT

Armed with this high-strength ABS shaft, PVC bristles, and an EVA cotton handle that have all been engineered to withstand nasty snowstorms and temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit, the AstroAI SN1P0Y Snow Brush and Deluxe Ice Scraper fears winter as much as we fear lionhead rabbits (not too much, to be honest).

detailed parameters
Type

Ice scraper with snow brush

Cleaning Width

Ice scraper: 4.5"

Snow brush: 7"

Convenience

Detachable construction (patented joint buckle design), handle with foam grip, storage pouch included

Length

27"

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The separated ice chippers let you break up the thickest ice slabs. On the other end, the surprisingly strong and durable blade enables you to remove any frost and clear away the snow. The 4.5-inch blade width will let you remove more ice with one swoop, meaning you'll be spending less time cleaning the car. 

CONS

The handle is impractical. 

OUR VERDICT

The Subzero 16621 Ice Scraper is an excellent name. It is not the name that sells the product though. First and foremost, it is the massive value that the tool brings relative to the particularly affordable price tag.

detailed parameters
Type

Ice scraper

Cleaning Width

4.5"

Convenience

Handle with foam grip

Length

11"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

MATCC SnowBursh

Keeping Things Functional

The MATCC Car Snow Brush is easily the most functional tool within this selection. There are many little details contributing here.

First things first, the model's extendable handle lets you reach any part of the windshield as well as the middle of the car roof.

The relatively large and thick brush moves snow much quicker compared to most brushes. At the same time, the brush's fork design lets you sweep more snow without scratching the car.

On the opposite end, there's the ice scraper that will enable you to remove ice and frost from the windows/windshield.

The biggest difference between this telescoping ice scraper and every other similar tool though is probably the 270-degree pivoting head. As you would imagine, the pivoting head lets you remove snow from different places much easier compared to standard brushes. There's also this button that allows you to maintain the chosen angle for as long as necessary.

Last but not least, the handle incorporates a thick foam grip that is easy to hold and equally easy to manipulate.

The detachable handle is difficult to snap together/disassemble, that's the only gripe we have with this tool.

Besides that, the MATCC Car Snow Brush is as functional and practical as these tools come. You'll have no issues keeping the car nice and clean and/or quickly preparing the car for the ride in the morning. All things considered, this is the best ice scraper on this list.

Review of MATCC SnowBursh with Ice Scraper and Snow Mover

 

BETTER STUFF 476753

Simple but Smart

As you can probably tell, the BETTER STUFF 476753 ice scraper is the least complicated tool on this list. First and foremost, the scraper is as compact as these tools come. The model measures 4.2 x 5.1 x 2.5 inches. You'll be able to stow this thing away in the glove box or just about any storage bin.

Just because the tool is not complicated doesn't mean that it is basic and rudimental though. The company's patent-pending Shape Shifting™ tech works wonders conforming to the windshield glass, streamlining cleaning. You'll be able to chip and clear away stubborn ice in one clean motion.

You won't have to flip the scraper over and over again. The rugged ice edge chips the ice, while the frost edge lets you clear the ice away. Because the entire frost edge contacts the windshield, you're able to scrape and clean everything away in fewer passes.

At the same time, the soft-touch cushioned grip lets you manipulate the windshield ice scraper with comfort and reduced grip strength, so you won't be experiencing any hand fatigue after minutes.

Bottom line, the BETTER STUFF 476753 ice scraper doesn't do much versatility-wise but the tool makes sure to excel at the things you can do with it. Sure, you'll only be able to smash and chip away ice but there aren't too many scrapers that let you do this as well as this tool.

Review of BETTER STUFF 476753 Hand Held Ice Scraper

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Snow Joe SJBLZD

Bigger is Better

The Snow Joe SJBLZD proves that, when it comes to these tools, bigger is better. First off, the model's non-abrasive, over-sized 18-inch foam head lets you easily push heavy, wet snow off cars without dealing any damage to glass/paint.

The auto-locking extension pole goes from 30 to 50 inches, so you won't have to bend and move around too much. Using the model's extended reach, you'll be able to remove snow from anywhere.

On the opposite end, there's the built-in ice scraper that will let you quickly clear away ice build-ups from the windshields. You can use the built-in bracket holder to hold the removed foam head, making the tool more comfortable to hold.

The 4-inch scraper is not necessarily small/modest too, so you won't have to spend too much time removing the ice. The plastic on the scraper is relatively soft though, so you'll have to occasionally apply some major pressure to chip stubborn ice blocks.

There's not much else to cover here. The whole thing weighs 1.2 pounds, so you shouldn't have any issues lifting and moving the tool around.

In short, the Snow Joe SJBLZD is really affordable and pretty convenient all things considered. The relatively massive tool folds for easy storage in the trunk.

Review of Snow Joe SJBLZD Telescoping Snow Broom + Ice Scraper

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AstroAI SN1P0Y

Don't Fear Winter

The AstroAI SN1P0Y Snow Brush and Deluxe Ice Scraper is exactly what the name suggests. Incorporating this high-strength ABS shaft, PVC bristles, and an EVA cotton handle that have all been engineered to withstand nasty snowstorms and temperatures as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit, the model is built to last.

You'll be able to quickly separate the brush and scraper when necessary to divide the work or make one tool or the other easier to hold and wield. At the same time, the model stores pretty easily while connected as well as detached.

The tool will let you brush off the snow and scrape under the ice without causing the windshield any damage. You'll have no issues breaking up thick ice slabs using the scraper's integrated knuckles and scraping the ice away.

Long winters can be tough. Having said that, the soft-touch, ergonomic handle is much tougher. The handle will not crack and will make sure you can use the tool with comfort and confidence throughout the winter.

In addition to the versatile, well-thought-out tool, you also receive this nice little storage pouch that lets you easily transport the scraper/brush.

In other words, the AstroAI SN1P0Y Snow Brush and Deluxe Ice Scraper fears winter as much as we fear lionhead rabbits (not too much, to be honest with you). Using this tool, you'll have no problems keeping the car functional come winter.

Review of AstroAI SN1P0Y Snow Brush and Deluxe Ice Scraper

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Subzero 16621

Combat the Ice

The Subzero 16621 Ice Scraper is an excellent name. The model doesn't compare that well against every other tool on this list but, considering its modest price tag, we don't have any major issues with this product.

The oval-shaped soft-grip foam handle is relatively comfortable to hold but not necessarily comfortable to manipulate, meaning that you'll likely be experiencing light wrist pains after using the scraper for ~5-10 minutes.

Other than that, everything's peachy here. The separated ice chippers let you break up the thickest ice slabs. On the other end, the surprisingly strong and durable blade lets you remove frost and clear away the snow. Generally speaking, you won't have to do more than two passes to remove the ice.

The relatively long handle (11 inches) gives you decent enough reach, so you won't have to bend, lean, and move around too much when cleaning the car.

Meanwhile, the 4.5-inch blade width will let you remove more ice with one swoop, meaning you'll be spending less time cleaning the car.

Long story short, the Subzero 16621 Ice Scraper is, again, the best company name we've seen in months. It is not the name that sells the product though. First and foremost, it is the massive value that the tool brings relative to the particularly affordable price tag.

Review of Subzero 16621 Ice Scraper

 

What Is an Ice Scraper?

Winter has its moments. Sure, some people don't like the cold. But, again, we definitely believe winter doesn't deserve the bad rep that the season has seemingly had for quite some time now.

Of course, there are objective downsides to this season. First and foremost, you have to clean the car (SUV, truck, any automobile) pretty much every morning before you can actually start the vehicle and go to work.

You can't make the experience pleasant. You can, however, make the experience much less tiresome.

Take these ice scrapers, for example. Using these things, you'll be able to quickly remove ice and, sometimes, brush off the snow. More often than not, these tools come with either removable/detachable heads so you can chip away ice and move snow or with different attachments on each end so you can do both without tinkering with the handle/headers.

The best scrapers/snow movers usually incorporate telescoping handles that let you extend the reach and easily access the car's different parts without moving around too much.

Sometimes, you'll have to shove some snow before you can leave the premises. That's where these snow shovels come in. Other times, you'll need snow chains to keep yourself safe on the road come winter.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-11 10:23:30