Best Snow Blowers at Lowe's

You’ll find some top models from CR’s tests at this retailer

A sampling of the snow blowers at Lowe's

If you’re in the market for a new snow blower, you might think all home centers have basically the same selection. But that’s actually not the case, even between popular chains like Lowe’s and Home Depot. 

“Not only does Lowe’s have specific models and brands not available at Home Depot, but they have one of the best selections of two-stage models, which is the most popular configuration,” says Courtney Pennicooke, a Consumer Reports market analyst. However, you won’t find any three-stage snow blowers at Lowe’s; Home Depot has the market cornered on those.

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Below, you'll find the very best snow blowers from our tests that are sold at Lowe’s, including electric and gas offerings. While you won’t find three-stage models here, our tests confirm a good two-stage snow blower can clear just as effectively. Our picks include major brands you'll find at Lowe's, such as Ariens, Craftsman, Husqvarna, Toro, and Troy-Bilt, as well as the retailer’s own exclusive brand, Kobalt. 

To test snow blowers, we turn the scene outside our Yonkers, N.Y., headquarters into a virtual blizzard. Most years, our testers throw more than one million cubic inches of saturated sawdust—CR's proprietary blend of fake snow—on the ground and use it to identify the best new models that can clear a driveway as well as a plow pile. Our sawdust blend gives us a consistent substance to plow for judging each snow blower. 

For more information on all types of snow blowers, see our snow blower buying guide. CR members can turn to our complete snow blower ratings, which include more than 60 models in five configurations, to see how different models perform in our tests. 


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Best Two-Stage Gas Snow Blowers at Lowe’s

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Best Compact Two-Stage Gas Snow Blower at Lowe’s

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Best Single-Stage Gas Snow Blower at Lowe’s

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