Chipping ice sucks, there’s no doubt about that, but in this litigious society you can’t afford to just let ice sit on your walkway. You can melt the ice with liquid or rock salt, but that’s slow, and that extra salt ain’t helping your grass. You’re left with one choice — turn up the heat — and that’s where the Bare Blaster comes in.
Connect the Bare Blaster to a standard 14oz or 26oz propane tank, and start melting some ice with its flame. Stand tall as you melt the ice away — the Bare blaster sports a 31″ reach and weighs less than 4lbs including the propane cylinder. The nickle-plated steel and brass device won’t corrode, and you can adjust the size of the flame for more or less heat.
The Bare Blaster runs about $30, but you’ll have to supply your own propane cylinder — maybe try Strickland Propane.