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Best Electric Snow Shovel Reviews: Complete Guide

Looking for a snow shovel? Electric Snow Shovels make light work of clearing paths in the Winter - Here's our reviews of all the top models
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Winter is coming. Sure, it’s great spending time with the family in front of a roaring fire as you watch the snowflakes fall softly to the ground through the window of your lounge. However, it’s not as romantic the following day when you have to clear the patio, steps, and doorways of tons of snow.

Shoveling snow every morning during the peak wintertime is a painstaking ritual many Americans deal with if you live in the Northern states. Fortunately, technology is here to lend you a helping hand when it comes time to clear the snow around your home.

Electric snow blowers, also known as “snow shovels,” are a handy tool to have around. Instead of spending time breaking your back, clearing your driveway, use an electric shovel instead. There’s no more bending down to scrape away snow; all you need to do is push the machine along as you go.

Doesn’t that idea sound fantastic? No more hard labor for you during this festive season! We put together reviews of the best electric snow shovels together for you. Our buyer’s guide provides you with everything you need to know about snow shovels. Learn how they operate and how to choose the models that are right for your environmental conditions.

Top 3 Picks

Let’s start our review by giving you a glance at the top three models. We selected these machines based on their ease of use, functionality, features, and pricing.

Best Pick: Snow Joe Cordless Snow Shovel

If you need a snow shovel this winter, we recommend you go with the Snow Joe iON13SS. This shovel has outstanding performance and battery-powered operation. With no cables in the way, you get better maneuverability and effortless operation. The lithium-ion battery provides 50-minutes of runtime between 12-hour charges.

Runner up: WEN Self-Propelled Snow Blaster

WEN SB24E 24-Inch 212cc Two-Stage Self-Propelled Gas-Powered Snow Blower, Electric Start
  • Clear over 1800 pounds of snow per minute with a 24-by-21-inch clearing path
  • 212cc engine combines with adjustable 190-degree Chute to throw snow over 30 feet
  • Self-propelled drive wheels feature 4 forward and 2 reverse speed settings
  • Sturdy Steel construction along with the notched 4-blade auger make easy work out of ice and snow
  • Includes two 13-inch tubeless snow tires, push-button electric start, a chute clearing tool, a recoil starter, a bottle of oil, and a two-year

The WEN is a heavy-duty model that’s a bit bigger than other models in this review. However, if you have the storage space for this machine, it’s worth the investment. With a powerful motor and excellent snow throwing distance, this machine is a high-quality piece of engineering. WEN is one of the best brands in home power tools, and this model outperforms most others in this review.

Budget Pick: Earthwise Corded Snow Shovel SN70016

Earthwise SN70010 Snow Thrower, 10-Inch, 9-Amp
  • Powerful 9-Amp Motor: Moves 300 lbs of snow per minute
  • Works great for quick snow jobs around the house: sidewalks, walkways, steps, decks, and other residential areas
  • Curved Dual Blade: 10" Clearing width; 5" Clearing Depth; 25' Snow Throwing Distance
  • Adjustable Auxiliary Handle to fit all users; Cord retentioner hook to keep the cord secure; Easy to Assemble
  • Lightweight and easy for anyone to handle and operate; light enough to hang/store on a shelf when not in use

The Earthwise SN70010 could have easily won the best overall snow shovel in this review. The performance is fantastic, and it has the best price point of any of the snow shovels in this review. If you’re looking for the most affordable snow shovel you can find, then the Earthwise is your top choice.

A Review of the Best Snow Shovels

When we put together this review of the best electric snow shovels, we did it with the newbie in mind. We wanted to provide you with everything you need to make an informed purchase decision. We focused on the power of the machine’s motor, along with battery or cord operation for convenience. To move the most snow with your new shovel, we also looked at the clearing width as well.

We round up each of our choices with the pros and cons of the model. You’ll also get insight into our thoughts on the operation of the machine, and suitable environmental conditions for optimal performance.

Snow Joe Cordless Snow Shovel

When we started to compile our list for the best snow shovels, the Snow Joe was the first model we came across. Strangely enough, as we got more and more snow shovels together to form this review. After finishing, we still couldn’t find one that we thought was better.

The Snow Joe gets our top pick in this review due to its design, functionality, and performance. Starting with the motor that spins two blades, throwing snow up to 25-feet, it has more than sufficient power on hand to clear your yard.

The battery-operated system relies on a 4.0 Ah lithium-ion battery to deliver charge to the unit. You get ample run time with this battery-operated model, and we ran it for 52-minutes without any hassles. Lithium-ion batteries do have a limited lifespan, but we think this unit should last for 5 to 7-years at least.

The ergonomic handle design allows for easy maneuverability of the machine on its large 5-inch wheels. The best part about this model is that no cords are getting in the way during your work. This feature may not seem like much of a big deal. However, you’ll notice the difference in operator enjoyment using a cordless model.

With a 2-year warranty, you can rely on this snow shovel to deliver your peak performance every season. Snow Joe is a leading brand with a solid reputation and excellent customer service.

  • Weight – 10-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 13-inches
  • Model – Cordless
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Ergonomic.
  • Excellent clearance.
  • Lightweight.
  • Cordless operation.
  • Suitable for heavy snow conditions.
  • The battery provides a limited run time.
  • Throws snow in one direction only.
  • Battery chargers sold separately.

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Greenworks Corded Snow Shovel

The Greenworks Electric snow shovel is lightweight, with a powerful motor that clears your yard of snow. The 13-inch shoveling width is on the small side, but it’s still an excellent machine for clearing steps and patios of snow. We wouldn’t recommend this machine for anyone looking to clear deep snowfall, especially on the driveway.

However, if you stay in a region of the United States that gets light snowfalls, we recommend this affordable machine. The cutting depth of this machine only reaches 6-inches, but that more than sufficient to handle snow on your landings, pathways, and steps.

The two-paddle auger sucks in snow through the 12-inch clearance width, propelling it through an outlet at the side of the machine. The best feature of this unit is its affordability. At well under $100, it matches the Earthwise as one of the best low-cost alternatives to an electric snow shovel.

The Greenworks electric snow shovel also works through a corded operation. Featuring an adjustable height handle, and large wheels, it’s easy to move this snow shovel around your yard.

  • Weight – 14-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 12-inches
  • Model – Cordless
  • Warranty – 4-years.
  • Affordable.
  • Long warranty period.
  • Powerful for the price.
  • Reputable brand.
  • Corded, may require an extension.
  • No automatic operation.

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Corded Toro Power Shovel

The Toro is another electric snow shovel that’s best suited to smaller homes. With a 12-inch clearance width, this shovel will blow away snow from your steps and landings but don’t rely on it to do the driveway.

The Toro is a corded model, so you’ll need to ensure that you have a power outlet nearby in the garage or close to your home. The Toro can clear snow to a depth of 6-inches, making it an excellent choice for people who live in regions of the United States that have lighter snowfalls.

At a weight of 13-pounds, this machine is easy to move around. It’s suitable for seniors that have issues with pushing heavy machines. This power shovel from Toro can blow snow to a distance of 20-feet, moving 300-lbs of snow every minute. The twin auger blades operate efficiently and scoop away the snow from your yard.

You get a telescopic handle to help you set up your ideal height setting, and smooth operation with a one-touch start. The Toro is reasonably priced, but we think the Earthwise offers better value for your money.

  • Weight – 13-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 12-inches
  • Model – Corded
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Twin-blade operation
  • Lightweight.
  • User-friendly.
  • Good clearance depth.
  • Underpowered compared to other models in this review.
  • The corded operation may require the use of an extension.

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Earthwise Corded Snow Shovel

When we started collecting information, this electric snow shovel, the performance of the machine was impressive. However, when we looked at the price tag, we got a bit of a shock. We were expecting the machine to cost a decent amount, and learning that it was the most affordable electric snow shovel in this review was a surprise.

With the Earthwise, you get a 9-amp motor, over-size clearing width, and smooth, lightweight operation. The machine pushes out 300-lbs of snow every minute. If the Snow Joe were not on this list, we would feel the temptation to give this machine the top spot in this review.

The Earthwise electric snow shovel comes with a 30-foot throwing distance, a 16-inch clearing width, and 10-inch cutting depth. That’s some serious stats that this machine has when we look at the affordable price tag.

In case you’re thinking that’s it’s going to be a low-quality product, the machine comes with a 2-year warranty. The 6-inch rear wheel makes it easy to push this shovel around, and the handles even come with thermal protection.

Weighing 16-pounds, it’s also reasonably lightweight when we consider the large size of the machine. Built for heavier snowfalls, the Earthwise is one of the best choices in our review.

  • Weight – 16-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 16-inches
  • Model – Corded
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Powerful throwing action and clearing distance.
  • 10-Amp motor.
  • Well-priced.
  • User-friendly operation.
  • Corded operation.
  • A few pounds heavier than most other models in this review.

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Snow Joe 323E 13-Inch 10-Amp Electric Snow Shovel

We already discussed the battery-powered model of this snow shovel. Snow Joe caters to every segment of the market, and this corded offering offers an alternative to the battery-powered model. With this Snow Joe electric shovel, you get all of the features of its battery-powered cousin, but with a corded operation.

You can expect the shovel to move 400-lbs of snow a minute, using its 10-Amp motor. The twin-paddle auger pulls in snow through the 13-inch clearance width, throwing it to a distance of 20-feet. You get the same handle with adjustable height and ergonomic design, and large rear wheels to help you move the machine with ease.

The Snow Joe has a cutting depth of 6-inches, which is more than suitable for regions of the United States that receive lighter snowfalls in the winter. The machine features design with premium-quality materials and has a 2-year warranty on all manufacturer’s defects. Snow Joe is the leading brand in electric snow shovels, and this machine is an excellent addition to the range.

  • Weight – 14-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 13-inches
  • Model – Corded
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Decent motor power at 12-Amps.
  • Good clearance distance.
  • Maneuverable and lightweight.
  • Corded operation.
  • Not suitable for heavy snow conditions.

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WEN 24-Inch Self-Propelled Snow Blower

If you live in colder regions of the United States that receive heavier snowfalls, then the WEN is your top choice. This electric snow shovel is one of the most powerful in this review.

This model is ideal for heavier snowfalls. Clear over 1800 pounds of snow per minute with a 24-by-21-inch clearing path. Self-propelled drive wheels feature 4 forward and 2 reverse speed settings

The WEN electric snow shovel comes with an industry-standard 2-year warranty of manufacturing defects as well.

  • Clearing Width – 24-inches
  • Model – Self-Propelled
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Suitable for heavy snow conditions.
  • 24 by 21-clearing path
  • Heavy, but offers decent maneuverability and ease of use.
  • Larger and bulkier than other snow shovels.
  • Expensive.

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EJWOX Electric Snow Thrower

The EJWOX electric snow shovel is a robust machine that’s suitable for mid-range use. If you have heavier than average snowfalls, then this machine is an option. We like the price tag when compared to the power on offer from the 9-Amp motor that pushes out 700-lbs of snow per minute.

The larger 16-inch clearance width and 6-inch cutting depth make short work of clearing patios, porches, and steps around the house. The machine blows the snow out from the side of the unit while moving. The adjustable snow shoot provides you with a 180-degree range of motion for discharge of the snow away from the clearing path.

The large 5-inch wheels make it easy to move the snow shovel over, and stones or bumps, and snow doesn’t trap in the wheel housing. Adjust the handle to your height setting, and push the snow shovel around effortlessly.

This snow shovel weighs 22-pounds, which is about average or more toward the heavy side of snow shovels in this review. Overall this machine is a good option, and it comes with a 2-year manufacturer warranty against defects.

  • Weight – 22-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 16-inches
  • Model – Corded
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Powerful motor with a 16-inch clearing distance.
  • Long cord.
  • High capacity at 700-lbs per minute.
  • 180-degree adjustable snow chute.
  • Corded operation.
  • Heavy.

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Power Electric Snow Blower 13 Amp 20 Inch

Anyone living in the Northern states where heavier snowfalls occur throughout the winter should look at this snow shovel. ThePower Products electric snow thrower is the most heavy-duty machine in this review.

With a tremendous 20-inch clearance width and 10-inch cutting depth, you can pull this machine out to tackle the heaviest snowfalls with confidence. The 10-inch cutting depth is what makes this snow shovel exceptional. Clear out your steps, patio, and even your driveway in minutes using this useful snow shovel.

The powerful 13-Amp motor blows 500-lbs of snow 20-feet from the clearance path. You can control the discharge through the snow shovels adjustable snow chute that has a 180-degree range of motion.

The weight of the machine offsets the robust performance of this snow shovel. This model is the second-heaviest in our review, weighing 37.5-lbs. You sacrifice some maneuverability with this machine, due to the wide clearance. However, the large wheels and ergonomic handle make steering easier.

  • Weight – 37.5-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 20-inches
  • Model – Corded
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Powerful with 20-inch clearing width and 10-inch cutting depth.
  • Suitable for heavy snow conditions.
  • Large wheels.
  • Expensive.
  • Heavy and hard to maneuver.

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GreenWorks 2600402 Pro 80V 20-Inch Cordless Snow Thrower

We wrap us this review the same way we started, with a battery-powered snow shovel. The Greenworks is a fantastic heavy-duty snowblower that’s suitable for heavier snow conditions. This unit has near the same performance as the Power Products electric snow thrower, but its a bit more pricey due to the battery-powered operation.

If you have to clear snow away from areas of your property that are out of reach of an electrical outlet, this is the machine for you. The lithium-ion battery provides up to 45-minutes of runtime for the machine. The battery pack also provides a significant amount of weight to the snow shovel as well. This snow shovel is the heaviest model in our review, tipping the scales at 45.9-lbs.

The Greenworks also has a broad clearance width totaling 20-inches and reaches a respectable cutting depth of 10-inches as well. The 13-Amp motor compares to what’s on offer with the Power Products electric snow thrower as well.

However, the price is where this model and the Power Products offering differentiate. If you’re willing to invest $100 more into the Greenworks, then it’s the ideal heavy-duty cordless option in this review.

  • Weight – 32-lbs.
  • Clearing Width – 20-inches
  • Model – Corded
  • Warranty – 2-years.
  • Powerful motor with 20-inch clearing distance and 10-inch cut depth.
  • Adjustable snow chute direction.
  • Adjustable handles for height.
  • Large capacity.
  • Heavy.
  • Expensive.

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Other Best Selling Options

Bestseller No. 1
Earthwise 20-Volt 12-Inch Cordless Electric Snow Thrower
  • Earthwise snow blower with 12" clearing width, 3.5" clearing depth, 25' snow throwing distance
  • Powerful 20-volt cordless electric snow thrower with a brushless motor; 4Ah battery and charger included
  • Reliable battery snow thrower that moves 300 lbs of snow per minute
  • Ergonomic auxiliary snow blower handle and dual-blade auger
  • Earthwise cordless snow thrower that is lightweight and easy to use on decks, sidewalks, and driveways
Bestseller No. 2
Snow Joe 320E Electric Snow Shovel | 10-Inch | 8-Amp
  • versatile: ideal for quick + easy snow pickups on decks, steps, patios and sidewalks
  • powerful: 8. 5-amp motor clears up to 9 tons of snow per hour
  • maintenance-free: no pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups or carbon emissions
  • durable: 2-blade high-impact, low-temperature paddle auger throws snow up to 20 feet and cuts a 10 in. x 6 in. path
  • Power source type: Corded Electric
SaleBestseller No. 3
Snow Joe 323E 13-Inch 10-Amp Electric Snow Shovel
  • Power Source Type: corded-electric
Bestseller No. 4
Snow Joe 24V-SS10 24-Volt iON+ Cordless Snow Shovel Kit | 10-Inch | W/ 4.0-Ah Battery and Charger
  • VERSATILE: Quick, easy and CORD-FREE snow pickups on decks, steps, patios and sidewalks
  • Ion+ 24-volt Battery system compatible: Includes 24V ion+ 4. 0 Ah rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery provides up to 25 minutes of whisper-quiet runtime
  • MAINTENANCE-FREE: No pull cords, gas, oil, tune-ups, carbon emissions or tangled extension cords.No Load Speed:2500 rpm
  • DURABLE: 2-blade high-impact, low-temperature paddle auger throws snow up to 20 feet and cuts a 10 inch x 6 inch path; ETL approved
SaleBestseller No. 5
Snow Joe SJ623E Electric Single Stage Snow Thrower | 18-Inch | 15 Amp Motor | Headlights
  • Versatile: ideal for clearing snow off mid-to-large sized driveways and walkways
  • MAINTENANCE-FREE: No gas, oil or tune-ups make it effortless to start and maintain
  • Powerful: 15-amp motor moves up to 720 lbs. of snow per minute
  • Steel auger: 4-blade Steel auger cuts 18 in. Wide by 10 in. Deep with each pass
  • Directional Chute: 180° adjustable directional Chute throws snow up to 25 ft.

Snow Shovels Buyer’s Guide

An electric snow shovel looks nothing like a real shovel. Think of it as more akin to a lawnmower, but for snow. Most electric snow shovels feature a body attached to a mobile frame, with cutting blades that blow snow through an outlet at the top of the machine.

You either push al0ong the snow shovel, or it moves on an automated speed setting. Snow shovels are ideal for clearing snowfall after a seasonal storm. The powerful motors help you launch the snow away from areas like steps, driveways, paths, and patios.

With an electric snow shovel, there’s no need for gas-powered tools that make noise and pollute the air with fumes. These machines run reasonably quietly, and you won’t disturb your neighbors as your clearing your driveway.

Snow shovels make shoveling snow effortless, but not all snow shovels have the same design features and functionality. When selecting your snow shovel, you’ll have to keep in mind your requirements. The FAQ section and buyers guide will help you determine the right snow shovel for your yard.

Electric Snow Shovels Explained

Electric snow blowers operate similarly to gas-powered snow blowers. The motor receives power, turning an auger that throws the snow out of the top of the machine, and to the side, away from the clearing path.

Most models are around 12 to 16-inches wide, and can operate in mid-to heavy snow conditions. If you live in the far Northern regions of the United States that see huge seasonal snowfalls, then an electric snow shovel may not be ideal for you.

Electric snow shovels come in two types of models; corded or battery-powered. Corded models are more affordable than battery-powered options, but they also require a nearby electrical outlet for operation and an extension cord in most cases.

Electric snow shovels start without any issues, and they’re a pragmatic solution for removing the snow from around your yard after a storm.

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Why Use an Electric Snow Shovel?

If you spend time shoveling snow from the steps on your porch, around your patio, or off of your driveway, then you need an electric snow shovel. One of these machines can save you hours of your time over the winter. Most people spend at least a few hours every week shoveling snow with a spade or snow shovel. Speed things up with an electric machine.

Power Cord Options

If you decide to go with a corded model, then you need to keep in mind the limitations of the extension cable. Buying a good-quality extension cord can set you back a fair sum of money. For a few dollars extra, you could afford a battery-powered option instead.

With a corded model, you need to ensure that you have sufficient power supply to the unit via a nearby power outlet. You’ll also need to keep the cord away from the auger. If the cable tangles with the blades, they’ll cut it or damage the wires.

Battery-Powered Options

With a battery-powered snow shovel, you don’t have to concern yourself with the cable during operation. We love the freedom this gives you during service. Maneuverability improves, and you’ll find its efforts to operate the shovel. The only downside to battery-operated models is the limited run time of the machine. Most battery-powered models only last for 45-minutes before they run out of power.

Adjustable Height Handle

This feature makes operating your electric snow shovel easy. Adjust the handle to suit your height, and you’ll get better control over the machine during operation. Set up the snow shovel to your preferences for enhanced ease of use.

Manual or Self-Propelled Snow Shovels?

Your electric snow shovel comes with a self-propelled or manual operation. With a manual model, you push it along using your strength., With a self-propelled machine, it does the walking for you. Self-propelled machines are ideal for seniors that don’t have the mobility or strength to push the snow shovel.

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LED Headlights

Some snow shovel models come with LED headlights to light up the clearing area as you work. This accessory is useful if you live in Northern regions where the light fades early in the afternoon and only returns late the following morning.

Snow Shovel FAQs

When making your final purchase decision on your new electric snow shovel, you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions. We put together this FAQ to help you tailor your needs. Your preferences, as well as your environmental conditions, play a significant role in determining which electric snow shovel is right for your situation.

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What kind of snowfall do you experience?

If you experience heavy snowfalls, and you’re looking for a machine to help you move deep snow, then you’ll need another tool. However, if you get snowfalls of around 8 to 10-inches or less, then this machine can help you with your chores. Models with powerful motors can help clear some driveways, but a snow shovel is not ideal for this work either.

Is it challenging to clear your pathways, driveway, and steps with a regular shovel?

Do you struggle to clear the snow after a snowstorm? If the thought of getting up off of the couch to shovel away the snow leaves your spinning with procrastination, then get an electric snow shovel. This machine makes getting rid of the snow around your yard easy — clear steps and patios in minutes, without any hassle.

Do you have storage capacity available?

You’ll need somewhere to store your electric snow shovel. Do you have enough space in your shed or garage? Before you commit to your purchase, make sure that you have somewhere to put your machine. Leaving the snow shovel outdoors will result in reduced service life.

Do you have mobility issues?

If you’re a senior that’s dealing with issues such as arthritis; then you need an electric snow shovel. A self-propelled model takes the work out of the task. You don’t need to push the machine, as it does the job for you.


An electric snow shovel is a necessity in today’s modern world. Time is our most valuable asset outside of our family and our health. Wasting the precious moments of family time outside shoveling snow is not what life is about by any means.

Make your life easy this winter and reduce the time you spend shoveling snow. Spend that quality time with your kids and your partner instead. If you want to work out, go to the gym instead of shoveling snow for hours in the cold weather. An electric snow shovel is the best investment you’ll make in your power tool collection this winter.

We recommend you look at taking the Snow Joe battery-operated shovel. This model has no cords to worry about, its lightweight, and has plenty of runtime between charges. It might not be the most affordable shovel in this review, but we think it offers the best performance and value.

If you’re looking for a machine with a lot more power, then the WEN offers a right balance between performance and capacity. It’s a lot larger than your standard-size electric snow shovel, but it will clear your paths or fields with ease.

For those individuals looking for the most affordable electric snow shovel on the market, we recommend the Earthwise. You can beat the performance of this model with attractive and affordable pricing. This system offers the best value for money in this review, and we would highly recommend it to anyone that’s in need off a snow shovel at home.

Use the information in this review to decide on the best electric snow shovel to suit your needs.


Robin owns his own Landscape Gardening company based in the UK and has over 10 years professional experience working outdoors, creating beautiful landscapes for his clients in the UK. He is also a keen garden-grower and maintains his own fruit and vegetable gardens. He also has a level 3 Certificate in Practical Horticulture from The Royal Horticultural Society and is currently working on his first book about gardening. Contact him at

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