Winter sucks. Anyone who has to deal with the onslaught of cold, snow, ice, and slush that defines the season for so many drivers isn’t going to argue with that simple, two-word declaration. Peeling back the onion that is the multi-layered nightmare of winter reveals plenty of activities that induce much cursing and gnashing of teeth amongst those dwelling in the northern climate, but cleaning snow off of a car that has been buried under a foot or two of the white stuff is right up there on the list of things I would much rather not have to deal with while the wind is trying to freeze my face off.
Of course, some would argue that defeating winter’s fury – or at least, learning to cope with it a little bit better – is simply a matter of having the right tools. This is the philosophy behind the Blizzerator, a multi-function ice-scraper / snow brush that is being marketed as the magic bullet to ease your car cleaning pain, as well as the only brush ever to slip the surly bonds of Earth and reach a low orbit. (In stress testing. No, I am not making this up.) I recently put the Blizzerator to the test to find out whether this fancy device offered a true advantage over your basic brush, or whether it would join the Shamwow in my Dungeon of Shameful Purchases.