Electric and battery-powered snow shovels are products that electric snow shovelshave caught our eye after record snows in the past few years. They are “relatively” inexpensive compared to their beefy gas cousins and they’ll tackle the back-breaking work without breaking a sweat.


Cheaper than a traditional snow blower, an electric snow shovel is essentially a narrow snow thrower, making it perfect for sidewalks and walkways. Much lighter than a snow blower with wheeled systems that ease usage, consider these snow throwers traditional shovels on steroids. Some are more powerful than others varying from 7.4 Amps to 15 Amps. Blade types also vary so be mindful of that depending on the way you’ll use it.


  • City Dwellers who are required to keep their sidewalk clean and dig out their car after a storm.
  • Folks with decks and patios that need to be cleared especially for egress.
  • Small Driveway owners
  • Older folks who have trouble shoveling


  • Amp Motor Sizeelectric snow shovel
  • Snow Moved Per Minute
  • Ease Of Use
    • Adjustable
    • Ergonomic
  • Weight
  • Blade Construction
  • Directional Discharge Shoot



Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower


Toro 38361 Power Shovel 7.5 Amp Electric Snow ThrowerToro electric snow shovels are the #1 brand of snow throwers in the U.S. That’s probably has as much to do with brand recognition and price point as it does performance but nonetheless this is a powerful snow thrower in a 12 inch wide footprint capable of clearing small driveways in minutes and small enough to tackle narrow stairways.


  • Blows 300 pounds of snow a minute
  • Cuts 12 x 6 path down to the curb
  • Discharges snow up to 20 feet
  • Super lightweight at 12.5 pounds
  • Adjustable ergonomic handles
  • Cord Control System keeps the cord out of the way
  • Low price under $100


  • Only moves snow forward – No directional discharge capability
  • Metal handle is only “rust resistant”
  • Handles only 4 inches of snow
  • Plastic blades
  • Only a 2-year warranty


GreenWorks 26022 10 Amp 16″ Corded Snow Thrower


green works 16 electric snow throwerThe 10 Amp electric snow thrower from green works is built for performance at an inexpensive price point. The sleek and smart design features a rubber grip handle bar for added comfort and the wheels make for maneuvering the 26-pound snow thrower easy.


  • Blows 600 pounds of snow a minute
  • Clears a 16-inch path
  • Discharges snow up to 25 feet
  • Directional discharge chute
  • 4-year warranty
  • Lightweight at 26 pounds
  • Adjustable Ergonomic Handles
  • Cord Control System
  • Low price under $120


  • The crank the directs the snow can be flimsy in heavy wet snow
  • Plastic blades won’t perform well in ice


Snow Joe SJ621 18-Inch 13.5-Amp Electric Snow Thrower With Headlight


sunjoe 13 electric snow throwerOne of the more powerful electric snow throwers on our list the 13.5 Amp model from snow joe mimics a traditional snow blower at a fraction of the cost. Snow Joe carries a wide variety of snow movers and is pretty well respected.


  • Moves up to 650 pounds of snow per minute
  • Cuts up to 18-inch wide and 10-inch deep in one pass
  • 4 steel blades instead of plastic
  • 180-degree directional adjustable discharge chute up to 20 feet
  • Headlight makes it easy to use at night


  • Heavier at 33 pounds
  • More costly at close to $200
  • Bigger footprint makes it more difficult to store


GreenWorks 2600202 13 Amp 20″ Corded Snow Thrower With Light Kit


green works 20 electric snow throwerNext on our list is the another smart designed snow thrower from GreenWorks. It has similar specs as the Snow Joe above but costs less and clears a bit larger path.


  • 20-Inch clearing path and 10-inch clearing depth
  • 180-degree directional adjustable discharge chute up to 20 feet
  • Steel blades instead of plastic
  • 4-year warranty
  • Three adjustable handle positions for increased comfort


  • Bigger footprint makes it more difficult to store
  • Heavier at 32 pounds


Snow Joe SJ625E 15 Amp Ultra Electric Snow Thrower with Light, 21″


The last on our list is the 15 Amp beast from Snow Joe. This is capable of clearing mid-sized driveways sun joe electric snow throwerwith the same efficiency of a traditional snow blower. It clears the widest path of all of the featured snow throwers and is an Amazon Bestseller.


  • Powerful 15-amp motor
  • Cuts a path 21 inches wide by 12 inches deep
  • The chute can be adjusted to control the height and direction of the snow stream
  • Moves up to 800 lbs of snow per minute
  • Steel auger with 2 rubber blades
  • Price at around $200 you get the performance of a traditional blower


  • Heavier at nearly 36 pounds
  • More difficult to clear narrow areas like stairs

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