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OXO Good Grips Extendable Twister Snow Brush with Ice Scraper Review

Review of the OXO Good Grips Extendable Twister Snow Brush with Ice Scraper

As of this writing, there are 173 customer comments and 5 answered questions for the OXO Good Grips Extendable Twister Snow Brush with Ice Scraper. I have read the customer feedback and then condensed the results into this review. I hope this review helps you when shopping for the best ice scraper for your vehicle.

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Best Features

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    Extends an additional 11" to reach across windshields
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    Soft, comfortable grip
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    Durable ice scraper blade easily breaks up and removes ice 
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    Features feathered bristle tips to protect the vehicle's finish
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    Brush head twists 90-degrees to easily push away large amounts of snow

Item Specifics

The OXO Snow Brush extends an additional 11" to reach across windshields. The brush head twists 90-degrees to easily push away large amounts of snow. It features feathered bristle tips that protect the vehicle's finish. The durable scraper blade easily breaks up and removes ice. This ice scraper has a soft, comfortable grip.

Quality Item

The OXO Snow Brush had reviews for being well made by many of the customers who bought and have used it. Here is one of the comments left by a customer, "Winter's here and it was time for me to replace my old snow brush/ scraper. I decided that I needed to shell out a little bit more money to get a quality tool because I was getting tired of spending so much time in the cold scraping ice and snow off my windshield. This one is so much better than what it replaced, they're in different leagues. The pivoting brush has come in handy much more than I thought it would, and the scraper has chewed through ice much quicker and easier than my old scraper did, letting me get back into the heat faster. The rubber grip is very high quality and very comfortable. The telescoping handle latches solidly, and gives you a nice click to let you know it's not going anywhere."

Awkward When Brushing Vertically

Sometimes you may need to brush vertically, for example when you are cleaning off the side passenger windows. The handle is shaped more for reaching over and brushing the front windshield more so than brushing side windows vertically. This is not much of a flaw, just a minor detail to mention. A customer shared, "The only gripe I might have is if you're brushing vertically, the shape of the handle can be a little unwieldy, but that's the only thing I can think of that would detract from the product."

Heavier Than Most Snow Brushes with Ice Scrapers

There were quite a few complaints and also mentions of this snow brush with ice scraper being heavy. If you have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, you may want to think twice. It weighs in at 8.3 ounces which is heavier than most of the snow brushes with ice scrapers that I reviewed. However, not all people thought that it was too heavy. One, in fact, liked the extra weight. The customer said, "I don't know what everyone else is complaining about...this is the best snow brush I've ever used. I love the fact that the brush can swivel and locks securely into place. I prefer the perpendicular setting which effectively plows the snow from my Jeep Grand Cherokee's roof, windshield, and hood. The feathered bristles don't damage your car's surfaces but still penetrate heavy snow. I didn't find the brush too heavy at all. Actually, I enjoyed it's slight heft, as it helped the brush penetrate deep, heavy snow. Use its weight, people, don't fight it. The extendable feature really came in handy for reaching every part of my Jeep's roof. I finally took it out of my SUV now that I'm enjoying a southern California winter."

Good Grip

The OXO Snow Brush has a good grip according to customers who purchased it. Here is a comment about the grip from a happy customer, "Made very well. Good grip and sturdy scraper. I live in a high snow, low temp part of the country and I expect this one will last longer than most have in the past. I did a lot of research because I'm tired of having to buy a new one every year and OXO makes a better than average product, no matter which line you are buying. This brush is no exception to that rule."

High Price but Good for What You Get

Yes, The OXO Snow Brush is more expensive. But for the quality, you are getting it is worth it according to the majority of customers who purchased it. Here is what one customer said, "The prices for these types of tools are varied, and so 'you get what you pay for'. Buy it, use it, and I'm confident you will not be disappointed, and you will soon forget the price. Also, as is generally the case for me, I purchased it through Amazon and received it very quickly. My method of use is to leave this tool just inside the driver's side passenger door, and I bring a smaller tool into work, etc. Then, when I return to my car I use the smaller tool to clear the door enough to get at the OXO tool in order to complete clearing the entire car. I also give these as gifts because folks can always use one or two. While I'm not anticipating a change to my opinion, I will certainly update this review if my experience falls short."

Swivel Action Is a Nice Feature

The fact that the brush head twists 90-degrees means that you can find the right position that you like for different angles. The twisting brush head is definitely what sets the OXO Snow Brush apart from the others. A customer said, "I like this one. It feels good in your hand. I like the fact that you can use the brush in the parallel position to sweep the snow off your windows and then twist the brush part to form at T configuration to pull the snow off your car roof. It extends well and feels solid. The ice scraper part is typical of a plastic scraper, no better and no worse. I got one of the brass scrapers to scrape frozen ice to use in conjunction with this snow brush. So if I need to scrape stubborn ice I use the brass scraper."

Extends for a Good Reach

Because the OXO Snow Brush is able to extend an additional 11 inches, it has a very good reach. It measures 23.5 inches, and when it is fully extended it measures 34.5 inches. A customer shared, "Very sturdy, solid product that is highly versatile. You can flip the brush to be horizontal & vertically inline with the handle with a button, also extends quite long. Used for the first time the other day to scrape thick frost off my large suburban and was happy with the performance. I was easily able to reach the very center of the windshield. Pleased with purchase and would recommend."

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Pros

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    Extendable feature makes for a good reach        
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    Durable       
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    Good grip       

Cons

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     High price 
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    Awkward for vertical scraping
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     Heavy

OXO Good Grips Extendable Twister Snow Brush with Ice Scraper Conclusion

The OXO Snow Brush is a unique brush in that it extends an additional 11" to reach across windshields. The brush head twists 90-degrees to easily push away large amounts of snow. It features feathered bristle tips that protect the vehicle's finish. The scraper blade works well to break up and remove ice. This ice scraper has a soft, comfortable grip. The price is high, but you really do get what you pay for in this circumstance. This is a quality item that is very durable and should last a long time. It has a good grip which is important when you are out in the elements. That last thing you need is a snow brush/ice scraper sliding under your vehicle or falling in a snow drift. A downside is that it may be a bit awkward when you brush vertically, but this was a minor complaint. A bigger complaint was the weight of it. It does weigh in at 8.3 ounces which is heavier than most. Other than that, The OXO Snow Brush is a good buy.

Common Questions

Here are some top questions that I found for people considering buying the OXO Good Grips Extendable Twister Snow Brush with Ice Scraper.

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    How long is the OXO Snow Brush when fully extended?  The OXO Snow Brush measures 23.5", and when it is fully extended it measures 34.5".
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    Is the ice scraper removable?  Yes, but it's not meant to be detachable. You will need to use a screwdriver.
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    Will the OXO Snow Brush scratch my windshield?  The OXO Snow Brush features feathered bristle tips that protect the vehicle's finish. Therefore, it shouldn't damage your vehicle's windshield or finish.
Mariann Foster

I am one of our content writers for Everything Backyard. I am a mother and business owner of Big Horn Mountain Alpacas in Wyoming. I love farm life, cutting my own firewood in the mountains, and participating in local trail run races.

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