What every best Snow Blowers has:
- Sufficient power.
- Easy pushing and steering.
- Accessible controls.
Self-propel drive. The Toro 721 E gets excellent ratings on handling from experts. The Power Propel system drives the snow blower so you don't have to push it. The electric start helps make starting easy in cold weather, and is covered under a separate warranty that guarantees that it will start in one or two pulls for the first two years. Throw distance is rated at 35 feet, but it doesn't test out well -- a concern only if you have an especially wide driveway to contend with. There are few other features however, and the lack of a headlight is inconvenient if you want to clear your property before dawn or after dusk. The Toro Power Clear 721 QZE 38744 (Est. $700) is pricier, but adds features that add to convenience, though also to the bottom line; it's otherwise identical
Fast and powerful. According to testing, the Toro Power Clear 721 E is one of the better performing single-stage gas snow blowers available. The Power Propel drive scrapes right down to the hard concrete or asphalt surface, but don't use it on gravel as that can be sent flying. It can handle moderate snow accumulations of 9 inches or so, and move piles of snow dumped on your driveway by road plows with ease. It's reasonably fast as well.
Dependable brand reputation. Experts say Toro is one of the top-rated manufacturers for snow blowers, known for quality construction and a long life span. User feedback for the Toro 721 E is stellar thus far -- a 95 percent satisfaction rating in reviews that can be seen at Home Depot. Many owners attest that they have used Toro-brand snow blowers for decades. In addition to the fast-start warranty, the entire machine is covered under a full two-year full warranty.