Snow Removal Tools You Need This Winter

Snow is pretty until you have to dig yourself out of it. Luckily, we've found all the right tools for the job.
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It’s that time of year! It’s winter in the Northeast and snow is in the forecast. Minor to major accumulations could be around the corner at any moment. Are you prepared with shovels, scrapers and salt? Don’t wait until the next big storm hits to stock up on all the snow removal tools that you need. 

For the Car:

Snow Removal Tools

Scraper Cone

Perfect for blustery ice storms, especially if you have a small- to average-size vehicle (larger ones may need the longer reach of a handle), the Scraper Cone easily breaks ice and snow from the windshield and windows. The new twist and lock cap design makes the beveled edges even more effective against the elements. Available in eight different colors, it’s the snow removal tool you didn’t know you needed until now. Custom orders available upon request. Buy it here

Snow Removal Tools

Snow MOOver 

Get your windows and windshield cleared quickly with the Snow MOOver extendable snow brush. With a squeegee on one side and firmly bristled brush on the other, it extends up to 46 inches to reach even the trickiest corners of your vehicle. Its brush head pivots to 270 degrees to keep angles optimal for snow removal. Detachable ice blade can be swapped out for icier mornings. Buy it here.

EcoNour Car Windshield Cover for Ice and Snow

A great way to get frost off your windshield is to make sure it never frosts over at all. The EcoNour Car Windshield Cover for Ice and Snow protects your windshield in icy winter conditions. All you have to do is strap it on over your windshield, then take it off when you want to drive. Buy it here.

Snow Joe SJBLZD 2-in-1 Snow Broom with 18-Inch Foam Head

You should never drive with snow on top of your car, and the Snow Joe SJBLZD 2-in-1 Snow Broom with 18-Inch Foam Head makes it fast and easy to clear off your car’s roof. The foam snow broom simply takes the snow and pushes it elsewhere, and the long, collapsible handle makes it easy for anyone to use. A good snow broom is one of the most important snow removal tools in a winter motorist’s arsenal. Buy it here.

Folding Emergency Snow Shovel

You don’t want your car to get buried in the snow, especially when you’re away from your trusty snow shovels at home. With this Folding Emergency Snow Shovel, you can dig your car out of many snowy situations. You’ll never have to worry about getting plowed in again! Buy it here.

For the Home:

Snow Removal Tools

Summerstep Home Snow Melting Heated Door Mat

Made of sturdy, anti-slip rubber, this mat holds its ground to melt around 2 inches of snow per hour using radiant heat. Affordable to run, it claims to cost less than $2 per snow day. Place one outside each entrance for safe coming and going, especially during the high-traffic days of holiday gatherings. The Summerstep Home Residential Snow Melting Heated Door Mat is anti-slip and comes with its own built-in power cord, a connector for connecting to other snow melting mats and a one-year warranty. Made in the USA. Buy it here

Snow Removal Tools

Snowpeeler

Need a snow removal tool for the roof? Get the Snowpeeler! Measuring 20-feet long by extended reach, this tool makes removing the snow from your roof a breeze. Simple assembly required. Use regularly to help prevent ice or water damage to your home. Easily cuts through both hard-packed and light, fresh snow. Weighs only 9.1 pounds. Perfect for single-story homes or cabins. Buy it here

Snow Removal Tools

Snow Joe Shovelution Strain-Reducing Snow Shovel

Give your back a break and join the Shovelution! Designed to improve posture and shift lifting leverage to the lower hand, the Shovelution’s spring-assisted handle alleviates some of the snow’s heaviness and spares your back up to 30% of the usual strain. Its wide and durable shovel blade is shatter-resistant. Comes in blue (shown) or red. An Amazon’s Choice product, the Shovelution comes with a two-year warranty. Buy it here

Snow Joe Cordless Snow Shovel

Another Snow Joe gem, the Cordless Snow Snovel combines the speed and convenience of a snow blower with the lightweight maneuverability of a shovel to clear your sidewalks, decks and driveways. Weighing less than 10 pounds, the Snow Joe Cordless Snow Shovel comes with its own rechargeable battery and requires no gas, oil, cords or maintenance. Throws snow up to 20 feet. Two-year warranty. Buy it here.

Snow Joe 18-Inch 15-Amp Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower w/Headlights

If you’re looking for an actual snow blower to get the job done, you can do no better than the Snow Joe 18-Inch 15-Amp Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower w/Headlights. This versatile and powerful blue machine is ideal for clearing snow easily off mid- to large-sized driveways and walkways. It can move up to 720 pounds of snow per minute, and can throw snow up to 25 feet. With the headlights, you can even clear off your driveway in the dark! Buy it here.

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Which of these snow removal tools will you be purchasing? Tell us in the comments. Stay warm! 

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10 Thoughts on “Snow Removal Tools You Need This Winter

  1. My favorite unlikely winter car tool is a hotel key card. Its great for scraping that thin layer of ice that is not removed easily by a ridged plastic scrapper.

  2. Regarding the “Snow Joe SJBLZD 2-in-1 Snow Broom with 18-Inch Foam Head”, I saw these on sale a few years ago, and wondered just how long the “foam head” would last. I used it faithfully through many winder storms, but with care not to forcit, like one might do with a steel shoveI I liked it because I could clear the van top in a few minutes with no concern about potential scratches. Also on other flattish parts of the van open to the sky. If this one finally breaks I will definitely but another.

  3. I use an inexpensive plastic tablecloth to cover the windshield when snow is forecast. It’s held in place by closing the door on the ends after I pull it tight. I costs me about $3.

  4. We live in Boston, and have to shovel out a backyard. We have to pitch the snow to the corners of the yard to make room for the cars. We have found that the best tools are long handled scoop shovels with Teflon coated aluminum blades. They were made in Canada, have blades shaped like the old coal shovels. They were carried by local hardware stores in the 1970s and 1980s and are better to throwing snow than the wide blade shovels.

  5. Hi, I am a long time member, and back in the 1980s you offered tire tread mats. I still have them. They are metal mats that you put down in back of the front wheels to give you extra traction, if you get stuck. They have been life savers for me!

  6. Maybe that Snow Joe cordless snow shovel is something I need. I live in a condo and need only to shovel around my car to get it out of my parking space do the maintenance team can plow the parking lot effectively.

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