An electric snow blower can be a cheaper alternative to the more heavyweight gas snow blower alternatives. We have taken a look at the best best cordless snow blowers and the best corded snow blowers on the market today.
Table Of Contents
- Best Electric Snow Blowers – Comparison Chart
- electric snow blower vs a gas snow blower?
- How to choose the right snow blower for you?
- Best Electric Snow Blowers – Our Top 5 Picks
Best Electric Snow Blowers – Comparison Chart
|Snow Joe SJ623E Snow Thrower||18"||Corded||720lbs|
|Earthwise SN74018 Cordless Snow Thrower||18"||Cordless||500lbs|
|Snow Joe ION15SB-CT Cordless Snow Blower||15"||Cordless||440lbs|
|Toro 1800 Power Curve Snow Blower||18"||Corded||700lbs|
|Greenworks PRO 80V Cordless Snow Thrower||20"||Cordless||850lbs|
electric snow blower vs a gas snow blower?
Gas snow blowers are noisy
Electric snow blowers are much quieter than gas snowblowers and their two-stroke or four-stroke engines.
An electric snow blower practically does not need to be maintained and is therefore low maintenance.
Unlike a gas snowblower, where the carburetor must be cleaned regularly, the spark plugs adjusted and oil changed, all this is not necessary with an electric snow blower.
You do not have to start up your electric snowblower in the summer to keep it in good working order, because unlike a the motor in a gas snow blower, an electric motor can withstand a longer service life without servicing.
How to choose the right snow blower for you?
Basically, an electric snow blower can be recommended for small amounts of snow and small areas. A gas snow blower is in turn more suitable for larger amounts of snow and areas.
Best Electric Snow Blowers – Our Top 5 Picks
With its powerful battery system the Greenworks PRO 80V is capable of handling 850 lbs of snow per minute, which is the largest amount any can handle on this list.
Greenworks have made the impeller on this device from polyetheylene plastic making it durable yet at the same time reducing the likelihood of this snowblower causing any damage to your patio of drive.
There is also the capability for compact storage as when not in use it can be folded down to make it smaller and put away in your garage. Located on the handlebars are 2 LED lights. With its brushless motor technology is a lightweight, quiet but powerful machine.
With the Toro 1800 you have the ability to adjust the height of where the snowblower will throw the snow, using the adjustable deflector you can alter if the snow is closer of further away from you.
The 6 inch wheels give you a reasonable amount of traction in the snow. This snowblower is high useful in when soft powdery snow has fallen on your decking or walkway.
The Toro 1800 is light power shovel, weighing in at 24 pounds, the chute has a range of 160 degrees and is changeable via a lever rather than a crank like of lot of other blowers.
Powered by iONMAX technology is our first Snow Joe on this list. Lighter than its counterpart, this snowblower is easy to assemble as simple to use and requires about the same effort as pushing a snow shovel.
There is a scraper bar situated the bottom of this snow blower, ensuring that the ground is clear of snow and your decking is not damaged. The ION15SB-CT is super quiet whilst running.
Great for clearing that snow from your driveway or sidewalk, however it is not really capable of clearing packed heavy snow. Once charged the battery can hold its charge well before usage. As with the other smaller models on this list, the small size of the snowblower makes storage easy.
The Earthwise SN74018 is a handy piece of machinery, its 2 LED spotlights allow for a super bright working area in the night or a dark early morning. It is our second cordless snow blower on this list.
To change the angle of the chute is performed simply by turning the chute handle. This snow thrower has a high quality build and is able to throw snow 15-20 feet. Unlike some battery powered snow blowers on this list it comes with a 4Ah battery and charger.
Earthwise SN74018 is a capable power shovel which can move 500 lbs. of snow per minute, ensuring that your driveway, patio or sidewalk are swept clean of snow.
At the number one spot is the Snow Joe SJ623E, now there are other as popular models such as the SJ621 and the SJ620 in the Snow Joe range. Both are around the same price yet less powerful than this model which really does pack a punch.
At 34 pounds it is not too heavy and with a simple push of a button its ready to go. The 15-amp motor capable of shifting 720lbs of snow per minute, throwing snow up to 25 feet away.
The SJ623E is comparable to some of its gas snow blower counterparts! The snow clearing blades within its steel auger are highly effective, cutting 18″ wide by 10″ deep and yet will not damage your driveway or patio.