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Does it Work: The Blizzerator

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It's been a long, cold winter for everyone, and no doubt you've got some good use out of that snow brush and ice scraper in your car, but what if there was a tool that could help you wipe away winter and get you where you're going faster?

That's just what the Blizzerator promises to do, but does it work?

It's a three-in-one ice scraper, snow brush and squeegee designed to ‘oblizzerate' winter. Who better to test it than the car cleaning pros? Jon Hainer is a salesman at Grogan's Towne Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Every snow storm means Hainer and others have to clean off the 300-plus cars.

"We broom the cars off, get them running," Hainer said. "We start in a section, move them, plow [the area], then move them back and go to another section."

The process takes them 6-8 hours each time. The Blizzerator, however, allows you to clear snow and ice from a vehicle while standing on just one side. The inventor actually designed it for his 5-foot-1 wife.

Hainer was anxious to test out the Blizzerator and see if it would make his snow days any easier. He took it out of the box and got to cleaning – without reading the instructions.

"I'm going to be honest with you, it's kind of hard to manage," he said. "It spins in your hand…This would definitely increase our day out here."

But as he moved to the larger vehicles, Hainer discovered he could turn the brush perpendicular with the handle, and he was able to reach all the way across a Jeep without having to walk to the other side. He knocked the snow off with little effort.

"The first time I tried it, I think it wasn't very successful," he said. "After learning that you can articulate that and turn it, I could do the same thing I did with my other one. I could actually push and pull versus trying to broom down and doubling the work, so I actually think the consumer probably would like this better than your average brush."

So how does it score?

"I don't think I can give it an A," Hainer said. "There's a couple things that seem a little chinsy, as far as they turn, they tweak. But I do think it's probably a B."

So the Blizzerator pulls in a passing grade in this week's Does it Work? test.

It is available for $24.99 online, at Sears and Kmart and select Sam's Club locations.

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