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The Best Snow Blowers of 2022

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A person in winter wear demonstrates a Briggs and Stratton snow blower. Credit: Briggs & Stratton

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Snow Joe SJ625E

This large, affordable corded snow blower has earned tons of rave reviews, tossing up to 800 lbs of snow per minute with ease. Read More

Pros

  • 21-inch width
  • No-gas electric motor
  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Corded power requires outlet
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Snow Joe SJ623E

This smaller compact electric snow blower requires a separate extension cord, but reviewers love its excellent performance. Read More

Pros

  • Compact design
  • No-gas electric motor
  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Corded power requires outlet
  • 18-inch width
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Greenworks 2600502

This compact corded snow blower isn’t the most powerful, but it’s an affordable option for smaller sidewalks and driveways. Read More

Pros

  • Compact design
  • No-gas electric motor
  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Corded power requires outlet
  • Lacks power
  • 18-inch width
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Briggs & Stratton 1022E

This heavy-duty gas-powered snow blower can rotate to direct snow all over, but its tricky assembly rubbed some reviewers the wrong way. Read More

Pros

  • Powerful gas motor
  • 22-inch width
  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Gas power can be tricky
  • Requires assembly
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Ego Power+ SNT2100

This battery-powered snow blower runs cordless and gas-free, but you’ll need extra batteries charged to clean a big driveway. Read More

Pros

  • Battery power runs cord-free
  • 21-inch width
  • Powerful 56-volt motor

Cons

  • Requires batteries
  • Battery life could be better

If you live somewhere that gets more than one or two snowstorms per year, you’ll want to keep a proper snow blower on hand. Though traditional gas-powered models are big, heavy, and require carefully managing gas and oil, there are plenty of powerful corded and cordless options that get the job done, too.

We’ve gone through thousands of user reviews to find the good (and bad) among the most popular snow-blower models online. The result? A range of recommendations that’ll help you pick the best snow blower for your needs.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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Snow Joe SJ625E

If you live somewhere that gets moderate snowstorms frequently, the Snow Joe 21-inch Corded Snow Blower is perfect. It has a considerable 21-inch width, a powerful 15-amp motor, and a steel augur that can roll through even densely packed snow with ease.

It’s not as powerful or flexible as a traditional gas-powered model, but you just need to have an outlet and extension cord handy and you can be up and running (and back inside where it’s warm) in no time. No messy gas, no refills, no tune-ups, and no pull starter to worry about.

Reviewers absolutely raved about the Snow Joe’s ability to handle even intense winter storms. The only thing to note is that it works best if you make sure to direct the snow chute away from the driveway or walk, and not directly in front of you. As long as you’re actively moving snow off what you’re trying to clear, the Snow Joe can handle it.

Pros

  • 21-inch width

  • No-gas electric motor

  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Corded power requires outlet

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Snow Joe SJ623E

The smaller Snow Joe 18-inch is another corded model, but it features a more compact design that’s lightweight and easy to maneuver. The key thing here is to set expectations; it isn’t a large gas-powered model that will chew through a 100-foot driveway, but it can easily work through smaller walks and driveways in methodical fashion.

Reviewers loved the small size for easy storage, as well as the fact that you don’t have to mess with storing or refilling gas. The main complaints are centered around the relative lack of power, since this smaller model can only toss snow five to 10 feet, so you may have to go over the same areas a few times, breaking up the pack as you go. It’ll get the job done with much less fuss than a gas-powered model, but it’ll take a bit longer to do so.

Pros

  • Compact design

  • No-gas electric motor

  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Corded power requires outlet

  • 18-inch width

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Greenworks 2600502

The Greenworks Corded 20-inch Snow Thrower is a compact option that will clear moderate snowfall on medium-sized driveways in no time. It features a slimmer 13-amp motor and has relatively small wheels, but it’s maneuverable, easy to store, and starts up in an instant with a corded design—as long as you have an outlet and extension cords handy.

Reviewers were cautious about the relative lack of power compared to traditional gas-powered models, but if you have reasonable expectations, the Greenworks will exceed them. It handled tough New England winters with relative ease, working through snow up to 10 inches at a time.

Pros

  • Compact design

  • No-gas electric motor

  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Corded power requires outlet

  • Lacks power

  • 18-inch width

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Briggs & Stratton 1022E

If you have a large driveway or get heavy snowstorms frequently—or you just want a machine that can clear your driveway in a hurry—the Briggs & Stratton 22-inch 1022E single-stage snow blower uses a 208cc motor and a 12.5-inch intake height to tear through even deep snow with ease.

At 93 pounds, it’s not as light or maneuverable as the electric snow blowers we recommend, but it’s still lighter than most gas models. It’s plenty powerful, though, with reviewers raving about how easy it is to start (with either the electric start or the pull handle) and how quickly it tears through your basic snowpack.

The main thing to be aware of is that gas-powered models require more maintenance than electric models. You’ll need to keep the engine oiled, and you’ll want to make sure the gas is fresh and stable while it’s being stored to prevent damage to the engine over time. This model also comes with a three-year warranty, though reviewers do warn that some types of damage (such as running over debris) are not always covered.

Pros

  • Powerful gas motor

  • 22-inch width

  • Easy electric start

Cons

  • Gas power can be tricky

  • Requires assembly

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Ego Power+ SNT2100

The Ego Power+ is a massive 21-inch snow blower that runs entirely on batteries, meaning you don’t need to worry about outlets, extension cords, or gas. It’s priced on par with gas models, even without the extra batteries and charger you’ll need to operate it. But if you have a long driveway and don’t want to deal with 100-plus feet of extension cords, it may be your best bet.

Reviewers did love its performance, as it was able to clear even wet, dense snow without any trouble. The main hangup, as you’d expect, is battery life. It can operate for about 45 minutes on a single charge, but you’ll definitely want extra batteries and a charger so you can top off one battery while you’re using the other.

Pros

  • Battery power runs cord-free

  • 21-inch width

  • Powerful 56-volt motor

Cons

  • Requires batteries

  • Battery life could be better

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Briggs & Stratton 1530MDS

If you’ve had enough of small snow blowers and live somewhere that often gets huge amounts of dense, wet snow, then the Briggs & Stratton Elite Series is for you. It has an absolutely massive 30-inch intake and a dual-stage auger that’ll rip up snow before firing it out the chute.

It’s big and heavy at 250 pounds, but it also features excellent creature comforts like heated hand grips, an electric push-to-start, and a dual-trigger release that releases one wheel or the other so you can make quick hairpin turns.

Reviewers raved about how easily this snow blower tore through dense snowpacks, though it can be a bit fussy to control at first, and often there were complaints about spilled oil when unboxing. The most important thing to keep in mind here is you’re buying a large, expensive machine—it’s basically a giant 40-cycle engine on wheels. It will require careful maintenance if you’re going to keep your investment in tip-top shape for years to come.

Pros

  • Heated hand grips and push-to-start

  • Massive 30-inch snow intake

  • Dual-trigger steering control

Cons

  • Requires engine maintenance

  • Weighs about 250 lbs

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TJ Donegan

TJ Donegan

Executive Editor

@TJDonegan

TJ is the Executive Editor of Reviewed.com. He is a Massachusetts native and has covered electronics, cameras, TVs, smartphones, parenting, and more for Reviewed. He is from the self-styled "Cranberry Capitol of the World," which is, in fact, a real thing.

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