How Consumer Reports Tests Snow Blowers | Consumer Reports

How Consumer Reports Tests Snow Blowers | Consumer Reports 1

Consumer Reports doesn’t wait for snowy weather to test gasoline and battery-powered snow blowers. Instead, testers use a sawdust mixture for consistency. It also means CR can deliver snow blower ratings before the first snow storm hits. See more at

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8 Comments on "How Consumer Reports Tests Snow Blowers | Consumer Reports"

  1. @lisasavage6527 | January 10, 2024 at 4:25 PM |

    Hey everyone

  2. @billyrock8305 | January 10, 2024 at 4:26 PM |

    Ego. Topgun. #1. 💯

  3. @cusebike5391 | January 10, 2024 at 5:44 PM |

    Snow plow services in our area will hit & run a driveway but don’t touch the sidewalk. There are a few exceptions but the cost is justifiably high. Getting the job done right is also an issue. Snow plow operators aren’t known for being careful. They have lots of customers and are time constrained in most events. A good snow thrower will give us the option of getting the job done right & on time.

  4. Wet sawdust doesn’t compare to heavy wet snow

  5. @mrgurulittle7000 | January 10, 2024 at 6:33 PM |

    Sawdust won’t work. Cmon, you guys are CR! Do the testings properly!

    • It’s obvious just by watching them that sawdust isn’t the same. Plus, often times you get a light, puffy snow which is nothing like sawdust and water.

    • @mrgurulittle7000 | January 10, 2024 at 9:06 PM |

      @@Mr21scott Agree. Even within snow there are variations like icy snow, wet snow, and powder snow. You’d think CR would do these testings more professionally. I could do a better STEM project than this.😂

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