Fantastic Ice Scraper

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34 Responses to “Fantastic Ice Scraper”

  1. SonOfSamSeaborn says:

    Really, BB? Gizmodo all funny over a chair with a lamp glued to it and now an ice scraper? Maybe it’s because I don’t drive, but that seems soul-crushingly boring.

  2. Anonymous says:

    leftist demonology! oh n0ez!

  3. noah django says:

    while I’m positive on the Cool Tools posts generally, and it is heartening that there are still useful things that really work as advertised still being manufactured; to me, this post really underlines the big-picture problem that the f**king ice scraper’s utility has outlived the damn vehicle it scrapes 4 TIMES OVER for the submitter. Damn you, auto industry! Step yo game up, Detroit!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I concur! We had one when we lived in Iowa, and it was the best scraper we ever had! Sadly, we’ve lost it, and in the years since haven’t been able to find another one here in Missouri. We’ve tried many styles, but none have ever compared to the brass one.

  5. JPWatkins says:

    I have a similar scraper which has so far outlasted 3 long lived cars and a marriage. Mine advertised itself as having a “bronze” edge though. Mine probably cost a bit more than the very reasonable $2 Amazon wants for the “Fantastic.” Mine is also a bit beefier.
    One thing though, be very careful on the side view mirrors as some of them are a very hard, molded plastic (I assume) rather than glass and the bronze/brass will scratch them!

  6. DJBudSonic says:

    I used to use the old reliable CD Case which was always to be had, now I guess I will use my iPod. I might have to sharpen up an edge first though.

  7. Anonymous says:

    And actually made in the USA. I didn’t think American companies actually manufactured anything any more.

  8. Anonymous says:

    As a resident of Houston, I do not understand. Why would you put ice on your windshield? Did it fall out of your cooler?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic ice scraper is fantastic.

  10. CANTFIGHTTHEDITE says:

    But is brass softer than plastic headlights? Are there any scrapers where one end is brass and the other is plastic?

  11. artaxerxes says:

    I have one of these. It was a gift from my business partner who was moving back east (wha-?) to be near her family. I live in California. And so had she for 12 years.

    I think perhaps she forgot about the snow and ice she’d encounter in Philly. Nevertheless, I have the ice scraper and it was a life-saver for me when I drove (stupidly) into a blizzard around Truckee. Thanks for the scraper, L.. Works phenomenally, and I think it’s probably over 20 years old.

  12. hoffmanbike says:

    i was just using mine about 30 minutes ago. finally getting some snow/ice in western mass. a friend gave it to me a few years ago, i’ve been preaching about it ever since.

  13. jeffbell says:

    When I moved from Michigan to San Jose I was astonished to see my neighbor using a bucket of water to remove ice (okay frost) from his windshield.

  14. hpavc says:

    Agreed, the brass edge is superior to any plastic model. Even the two handed models are a joke in comparison.

    I don’t know about non-safety glass surfaces, like sunroofs and such. I don’t think you should be scraping that to begin with.

  15. Lt DirtyFreq says:

    I saw these when I was a kid. I don’t see these any more. Wish I would of known about this days earlier. I have ICE under all the snow here in WI… wouldn’t mind buying 2 (1 for the car & 1 to hack ice with when my car gets stuck).

  16. Anonymous says:

    So you’re saying that it’s actually fantastic?

  17. narrowstreetsLA says:

    My favorite ice scraper was moving to Los Angeles.

  18. malek says:

    Like the brass thing, but I’d rather wait for an advice from the Great White North! They are better equipped in Canada.

    • Anonymous says:

      As a Canadian, I can honestly tell you I have no idea. I have never owned an ice scraper, nor do I see any immediate need to. Here in BC, I’ve never experienced an iced windshield, and if confronted with the situation I’d probably be trying to chip it off with my teeth or something stupid.

  19. Lewis Baumstark says:

    I had one of these years ago and loved it. Purchased, I think, at Kmart. Sadly it broke after a couple of winters and I never found another. Glad to see it’s still available.

  20. Kosmoid says:

    I pour single malt scotch on such iced obstruant windshield.

    Two more fingers thins the blood quiet nicely.

  21. orwellian says:

    I had one of these years ago and loved it! The brass never scratched my windshield and served me through a few hard winters.

  22. Howlsthunder says:

    When I was a kid in the 80s in Alaska these were the *only* ice scrapers we had or that I’d ever really seen. As time has gone by they’ve all but disappeared. When I bought a car a few years ago, my dad handed me a blue one of these he’d had for over 25 years and told me in a very grave tone of voice to take VERY good care of it and never lose it or loan it out because you just can’t find them anymore.

    I cannot WAIT to buy a bunch of these to surprise my dad with! :D

  23. Kosmoid says:

    Mega dittos to BB. I was going to surprise dear old dad with the zombie-influenced dildo till I found out about such a “Fantastic Ice Scaper”!!!!

    Thanks be to god for product placement!!?

  24. EH says:

    Isn’t there a great Bill Macy scene in “Fargo” with one of these?

  25. Anonymous says:

    I have bought three. They are great for cleaning carbon off of glass stove tops. Amazon sells them.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Argh! Thanks for telling us about a Cool Tool that ISN’T BLOODY AVAILABLE any more.

    I need one of these. I live in Wisconsin, and I park outside.

  27. pjcamp says:

    Y’all should move.

    • sbarnes2 says:

      Point noted and agreed. I have a long term plan to kiss winter goodbye! You never have to worry about hot patches on the road, or scrape steam off of your windshield or shovel heat off your sidewalk. And it’s much easier to dress for hot weather-if worse comes to worse, you don’t have to dress at all! LOL

  28. Anonymous says:

    read the post and ordered 5 for stocking stuffers, I hope they come in some kind of packaging so my dear ones don’t slice their fingers as they eagerly dig into their xmas stockings. Oh and on Amazon they didn’t add $4.95 per $1.95 ice scraper, but just charged the shipping once!
    we had powder last night, can’t wait for sleet to try these suckers out.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Snow and ice are fantastic, I could never live anywhere that didn’t get a good seasonal ice-storm.

    I got one of these from the Boy Sprouts, and broke the handle after five years. Best scraper I ever had, and I also have one of those giant two-handers for busting 3″ ice under a foot of snow.

    It is a joy to know I can get more. Solstice gifts here I come!

  30. jacques45 says:

    Has anyone had success with this scraper? I need something like plastic to pick at the sarder stuff before going to the brass blades, this one (while certainly more pricey), looks like it would fit the bill.

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