Canadians are no strangers to dealing with extreme weather conditions. With this in mind, it's no surprise that many are swapping out their standard shovels for powerful electric ones.
With winter in full swing, now's the perfect time to gear up for the season. Amazon Canada is a go-to destination for all things snow, and one bestselling electric snow shovel could be just the upgrade you're looking for.
The Snow Joe Electric Snow Shovel is one of Amazon's best-selling snow removal devices — and it rings in under $170.
Built with a powerful 10-amp motor that can move up to 400 lbs of snow every minute, the Snow Joe Electric Snow Shovel is one of Amazon Canada's best-selling snow removal devices.
With a two-blade paddle auger, the shovel can cut through thick and deep snow in a single pass. The Snow Joe Plus 323E clears a path 13-inches wide, by 6-inches deep and can toss snow up to 20-feet in the air, getting your job done in no time.
It comes with a handy ergonomic design with an adjustable handle to minimize strain and weighs in at less than 14 lbs.
'Bye-bye bad back'
With more than 1,400 five-star reviews and a 4-star average rating, shoppers say this corded electric snow shovel is "powerful" and "easy to use."
"Bye-bye bad back," writes one five-star reviewer. "The unit has simply outdone itself." According to another shopper, the shovel is a "real blessing" for "harsh winter weather."
It's "probably my favourite winter purchase" to date, reads another review. It took less than five minutes to assemble and while it takes "some getting used to," it has cut shovelling time down from 30 minutes to "five to eight minutes."
'Surpassed my expectations'
"This thing will do the job," says another shopper. Ideal for walks, decks, and driveways, it has "really surpassed my expectations."
While the Snow Joe electric shovel has won over reviewers with its ease of use and value for money, some shoppers say that while powerful, it's built with a "poor quality plastic auger."
The auger can become "brittle in cold weather" and snap easily, writes a reviewer. The reviewer recommends shoppers "plan to also buy" a few spare augers and keep the shovel away from anything that can catch the auger, including "brick, stones, and patio edging."
Amazon reviewers call this electric shovel a "real blessing" and say it's "almost comical" how fast and easy it is to use. However, before you head to checkout, some users note the auger's quality could be better, something to keep in mind if you have intricate brickwork or stones to deal with.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.