Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 98
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Skyland Beware - Ariens has poor customer service.
It was fabricated at the factory with the inside ring upside down. Installing the chute aligned with the holes in this configuration had the chute facing the operator.
My son had to remove the outside housing, disengage a spring, remove the inside ring turn it around 360 degrees, then re-engage the spring, screw the housing back in place in order to properly install the chute.
I contacted Ariens Warranty and they sent me a rubber mat as a consolation. .... really. I then contacted their customer service and sent along all the pictures showing the defect in manufacturing and what had to be done to correct the problem. This unit was clearly a second, and should have been discounted as such.
He bluntly told me that because I bought it online I had to expect to assemble the unit myself. OK .. YES minimal installation of the chute to the housing and raise the handlebars that is expected for an online purchase, NOT what I had to do. See following pictures....
January 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bob did not last a season
I was happy with the product until the auger broke after using it 3x last year. I can never get through to the warrany/parts department.
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FrancesinChicago Great product!
We loved that at least parts of the snow blower were made in the USA which is why we chose this brand.
It arrived the day of a four-inch snowfall (we're in Chicago) and it did a fantastic job getting all the way down to the driveway even in frigid temperatures. It's even narrow enough to fit into our dog pen and did a great job in there given the uneven levels with the paver blocks.
Snow was thrown far enough to clear the driveway easily and quickly.
It takes straight gas - no mixing which is nice. The handle folds down making storage a bit easier.
It started on the first try and is very easy to handle.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by misue54 Great deal
I've used this twice so far this winter, as I only bought it in February 2013, but I'm happy with it's performance so far. Someone said it's light, which it isn't, it's like 90 lbs or more. The fold down handles aren't that easy to fold down, for me anyway, and I have to use that feature to store in the garage due to limited space but other than that, I haven't found any problems. It started on first pull both times, did a good job and didn't seem to use a lot of gas. Being a woman I actually wanted a snow blower much smaller but in Michigan, this might be the one to keep. I don't know much about snow blowers and this is my first but I like the conveniences that it says will make changing oil easy, too.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Edith This product has good performance
As a Baby-Boomer, the thrill of shoveling sidewalks and two driveways is gone. After reading various customer reviews regarding snow blowers, I purchased the Ariens Path-Pro SS21E (21") 208cc Single-Stage Snow Blower w/ Electric Start in December 2014, prior to Maryland's snow season. I found the snow blower easy to use once I got it started using the pull cord. I am sure the electric start might be easier, but since I have only had to use the snow blower three times I have not tried it yet. Otherwise, the blower moves easily through the snow cutting my snow moving chore time from 3 to 4 hours to 2 hours.
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 This product is a BEAST
This snow thrower can handle snow as well as a 2 stage thrower. Used it on 16 inches of snow and it went through it with no problem, throwing the snow at least 12 to 15 feet. I was even able to clear a neighbors driveway approach after the 16 inch storm, and I live on a 5 lane road so there were 2 to 3 lanes of snow plowed into the driveway. Where the plows had not thrown the snow it powered right through. It did take more effort to clear the approach but it did the job very well. I would recommend this product to anyone. It is less expensive than Toro and Honda, bur the the quality is exceptional.
March 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Buy with confidence
I have only had the opportunity to use my Ariens snowblower 5 or 6 times but I am a very satisfied customer. I have a double wide side entrance garage/driveway. It used to take me hours to shovel and now in 30 minutes, I am back inside with a warm blanket watching my neighbors shovel their driveways over and over again. It is easy to start, especially the electric start feature. It has the power to blow the heavy southern Ohio snow that would otherwise break my back if I would have had to shovel. Buy with confidence. (I couldn't give excellent for all categories because of my limited time with it.)
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mik Easy to push and move about.... Quick starting and no Gas...
Great little snow blower, but strong enough for the heavy wet snow... Easy to start and maintain with the 4 cycle engine. No mixing of oil/gas required. Durable outer shell and easy maintenance. Easy to lift and move about (in and out of a pick up truck).. Works better than the Toro of the same size. A great single stage blower. I would recommend this single stage snow blower to everyone who is looking for fast, easy operations and low maintenance. Good for moms and teenagers to operate. Comes with an electric start or manual pull. The blower chute can be operated manually or with the crank handle. Adjustment to either sides are easy and fast. Just fill it up with gas and off you go.....
March 3, 2015