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Canadians are no strangers to dealing with extreme weather conditions. Take this winter, for instance. Cities across the country have been hit with record-breaking winter storms, including in parts of Ontario, Vancouver Island and the Yukon. With this in mind, it's no surprise that many are swapping out their standard shovels for powerful electric ones.
With over 900 five-star reviews behind it, scroll down to find out why reviewers call this shovel a "real blessing" come snow season.
This electric snow shovel from Snow Joe is a godsend for Canadian winters. The shovel features a powerful 10-amp motor that can move up to 400 lbs of snow per minute, making walkway, driveway, and sidewalk clean-up a breeze.
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.
What people are saying
With more than 1,600 reviews, winter warriors 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." The Snow Joe clears two large decks in minutes, which used to "take me about an hour." It's so easy and effortless, says one reviewer, "it's almost comical."
According to another shopper, the shovel is a "real blessing" for "harsh winter weather."
It's "probably my favourite winter purchase" to date, they write. It took less than five minutes to assemble and while it takes "some getting used," it has cut shovelling time down from 30 minutes to "five to eight minutes."
"This thing will do the job," says a third shopper. Ideal for walks, decks, and driveways, it has "really surpassed my expectations."
While the Snow Joe electric shovel has earned an average rating of four stars or higher for 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."
Additionally, users note you cannot change the direction of the snow flow, which may cause issues depending on your home's layout.
"Overall, it's a good unit," writes one shopper. However, with an adjustable snow flow, it would "be a true winner."
While an investment at $130, 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.