We’ve been lucky this Winter. It’s only really snowed once (about a week ago). Prior to that we’ve only had a few flurries here and there (no accumulations). Of course we did have that freak snow storm days before Halloween. That was certainly “interesting”. Nothing like going Trick or Treating in the snow.
I don’t mind the snow. It’s nice to look at and it’s fun to play in. What I dislike about snow is driving in it (I’m scared to death to drive in the snow!), and shoveling it, not to mention digging my car out. I am grateful that I have a husband and son to do that for me, but there are times when I have to clear the car off myself.
I don’t mind pushing the snow off my car. What I hate is chipping away at the ice. I had a rinky dinky hand held ice scraper. It was hard for me to reach most of the window (I’m not exactly tall). It also didn’t do a good job of scraping off the ice. Plenty of times I’ve had to drive the bus stop with icy streaks across my windshield.
There is a new ice scraper in town that puts all other ice scrapers to shame. It’s called Thor. Thor is the Nordic God that carried a huge hammer. The name seems fitting. This ice scraper is a lot like a “hammer” on the ice. You DON’T bang your windshield with it (NO WAY!). I just mean it’s powerful like a hammer.
Thor is a heavy duty ice scraper that allows you to scrap ice in a back and forth fashion. Instead of just scraping ice in one direction you are doing it in two directions, helping you to get done a lot faster and use your time more efficiently.
It also has a wide “head” so you cover more of an area compared to traditional ice scrapers.
Thor also has a handle which allows you to apply my pressure on that really tough ice, as well as to give you more control.
For “vertically challenge” people like me (short) there is also a telescoping handle. Sadly my handle broke so I can’t use it in that manner anymore. But I can still use the scraper (I just can’t reach as well). I don’t know if it’s a flaw in the design or just a fluke. It’s no big deal. It still works.
Thor comes the ingenious people over at Quirky. You can check out Thor here, http://www.quirky.com/products/72-Thor-Ice-Scraper.
Thor is also available at Amazon and Target.
If you live in an area that experiences a lot of snow and ice during the Winter months you owe it to yourself to pick up a Thor ice scraper. It will make scraping ice off your car a lot easier and quicker.
Even though my telescope option no longer works my husband and I are giving Thor two thumbs up.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions express are my own.