The Best Shovels To Clear Snow in 2022
No matter how much snow fall you expect or what kind of surfaces you need to clear, there’s a shovel that will do it most efficiently. If you’re like us, that’s important to know so you’re saving your time and your back!
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1. Staff Pick: 27-inch Snow Shovel/Pusher Combo
If there is one shovel our staff wanted most in their garage to clear snow storms – large or small – this style is it. You can clear sidewalks and driveways quickly and effectively so long as the snow isn’t too wet (heavy).
Pros: Wide metal tipped blade, curved grip for shoveling or pushing
Cons: Difficult to use on heavy or wetter snow
2. Best Commercial Grade Shovel: Snow Pusher 30"
The Snowplow Snow Pusher line of shovels are hands down the top of the line commercial grade shovels. They are more durably built and better designed than typical shovels – giving the user some creative ways to put them to work.
Pros: Durable, wide, multiple ways to use
Cons: More expensive than other shovels
3. Best Scraping Shovel: True Temper 20" Aluminum Snow Shovel
If you’re clearing concrete surfaces and want to scrape it clean on the first go, this is the shovel for you. This shovel is durable, easy to use, and super effective on concrete sidewalks or driveways.
Pros: Easily scrapes surfaces clean, push or shovel design, durable build quality
Cons: Can scratch or mar surfaces that aren’t smooth concrete.
4. Best Residential Shovel; 18" Ergonomic Snow Shovel and Pusher Combo
This shovel is the most widely available on the market – and can be found everywhere from Amazon to your corner store.
Pros: Push or shovel capabilities, metal tipped blade scrapes pretty well too.
Cons: Not great for large areas.
5. Best Push Shovel: Tuffiom Wheeled Snow Pusher
If you’ve got a long path or driveway to clear of a lot of snow in a little amount of time and without using a snow blower, the Tuffiom Wheeled Snow Pusher is for you.
Pros: Quieter than a snow blower, nearly as capable.
Cons: Deisgn limits use to push function only.
6. Best Ice-Breaker: Ames 7" Forged Sidewalk Scraper
Knock-Knock! Wait, not that kind of icebreaker. The forged steel blade cuts through frozen chunks of ice and scrapes surfaces clean. If you’re trying to remove hard packed ice or break up ice – you’ve found the best tool for the job.
Pros: Heavy duty build can cut or break more than just ice and hardpack.
Cons: Not very effective for anything except cutting and breaking up ice. Can Scratch or mark surfaces too.
#7. Best In The Car or Truck Shovel: Birdrock 34" Folding & Telescoping Emergency Shovel
Keeping a shovel in your car or truck is essential in the winter – allowing you to continue on your trip and get to better driving surfaces. This shovel is compact, durable and telescopes in size to suit a variety of use-cases from up under tires to in front of the vehicle.
Pros: Compact durable design makes it ideal for winter use in vehicles.
Cons: Handle length limits capacity for leverage.
#8. Best Electric Shovel: Greenworks 12-inch 8 amp Snow Shovel
If you’ve got an area that for one reason or another that can’t be cleared by a snow blower, the Greenworks Electric Snow Shovel is just the thing for you. It goes anywhere a shovel can go and brings the might of the modern era with it.
Pros: Goes anywhere a shovel can, electrical power does most of the work for you.
Cons: Available in cordless or corded variants – you’ll want to confirm which suits you best.