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Review: Iceplane ice scraper

Published 14 November 2017

What is it?

Apparently, according to numerous customer reviews, the Iceplane is the best ice scraper on sale, promising to be “very effective” on the packaging. It’s unusually designed in that it has two blades set at an angle from the handle. These are optimally shaped and placed at preceisely the correct angle to to clear a frosted screen as quickly and efficiently as possible.

What’s it like?

It’s surprisingly good, even after reading some glowing customer recommendations. In order to get through the ice on the screen a bit of downward pressure is required, but after that it’s just a case of moving the Iceplane back and forth – it clears ice in both directions very quickly in comparison to other ice scrapers.

The instructions advise not to use the scraper too close to rubber seals or paintwork, as the blades are sharp and could potentially cause damage – but they don’t scratch glass. The instructions also recommend that the Iceplane is left in the car so it is about the same temperature as the ice, which should increase both its effectiveness and its longevity.

Iceplane 2

Obviously de-icer makes life easier, but it’s not really necessary with the Iceplane. In all fairness, a little bit of forward planning renders any ice scraper pointless – sitting in the car for five minutes with the engine running will usually clear ice, while windscreen cover will prevent it forming in the first place.

Should I buy one?

Nobody is perfect. For those surprise frosty mornings, or for drivers who are running late and don’t have time to wait for the ice to thaw, the Iceplane is easily the easiest and best ice scraper we’ve tried. It costs a little more than the usual £1 items at service stations, but at a little more than £5 the Iceplane is hardly going to break the bank.

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Comments

CanAmSteve    on 3 November 2016

Oh you Brits - that's a "frost" scraper - a mere toy. Slightly better than your M&S card, but not by much

groaver    7 days ago

[In all fairness, a little bit of forward planning renders any ice scraper pointless – sitting in the car for five minutes with the engine running will usually clear ice.]

Yes but it's also illegal:

The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002
Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

mmmmm    7 days ago

[In all fairness, a little bit of forward planning renders any ice scraper pointless – sitting in the car for five minutes with the engine running will usually clear ice.] Yes but it's also illegal: The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002 Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Pay close attention to this person, who it seems refuses to live in the real world. Tell us all...what laws prohibit leaving sausages in the pan, unattended for two minutes, not yet fully cooked?.

groaver    5 days ago

[In all fairness, a little bit of forward planning renders any ice scraper pointless – sitting in the car for five minutes with the engine running will usually clear ice.] Yes but it's also illegal: The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002 Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (Scotland) Regulations 2003

Pay close attention to this person, who it seems refuses to live in the real world. Tell us all...what laws prohibit leaving sausages in the pan, unattended for two minutes, not yet fully cooked?.

Thank you for the "whataboutery".

I live in the real world where I've saw a person fined for engine idling.

If you think it's unfair, write to your MP/MSP.

IrishNeil    7 days ago

Oh you Brits - that's a "frost" scraper - a mere toy. Slightly better than your M&S card, but not by much

Warm tepid water in a plastic mixing bowl, liberally applied from a small vessel like a priest blessing the congregation, with a quick whish of wipers to splish the splash away

......ooooh, hot water, I hear a voice say = 'cracked windscreen?'....better to know that at home, than to find out doing 70 mph on the M1.

Tepid is fine!

jchinuk    6 days ago

A heated windscreen is by far the best option, and while it was a Ford only option (Quickclear) it's becoming more common with other brands.

Press the button and even heavy snow and ice is gone in a couple of minutes.

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