Autoglym’s Polar Blaster Snow Foamer looks very smart, but can it justify its high price tag? That’s what I’m going to answer here. Having a good snow foam lance will make your car detailing job far easier. After all, the more dirt you can remove before you touch the car, the better. With Autoglym being a household name in the detailing world, I wanted to see just how good its pricy Polar Blaster Snow Foamer really is.

How We Tested The Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer

I took this snow foam lance for a test drive during one of my regular car detailing sessions. The first job was to fill the bottle up with my preferred choice of snow foam, Bilt-Hamber, which won our best snow foam test. When applying it to the car, I observed how easy it was to use, how much adjustability the nozzle has, the overall quality of the product and how it performed. When conducting these tests, I’m always on the lookout for lots of foam and nice features that make detailing easier.

Editor’s Note

Having served as the editor of Performance BMW and now Total BMW, Elizabeth certainly knows her cars. She also loves detailing them too, which makes one of us on the team… This makes her the perfect person to test detailing products like this one.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer RRP: $50.77, buy now. £45.99, buy now.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer review

First Impressions

The Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer has a very distinctive look. There’s the dark purple color scheme, which I’m a big fan of. Then there’s the nozzle, with its angular ridges for grip. Above all else, it feels very solid and expensive, as it should at this price point. Handle this snow foam cannon, and you feel like it justifies its asking price.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer adjuster


Unfortunately, this is where the Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer falls short. There are definitely a lot of things I like about it. I really like the neck grip, which makes the wide bottle easy to grab and hold with wet hands when it’s full. Also, the bottle opening is huge, which makes it very easy to fill. In addition to that, the adjuster knob makes it clear to understand which way you need to turn for more foam. And the nozzle has a lovely, slick action, and is smooth and easy to use.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer pick-up hose

The pick-up hose is softer than others, but it lacks a filter. There’s no horizontal or vertical adjustment, either. And, worst of all, there’s no measuring scale on the bottle whatsoever. I appreciate that Autoglym intends the Polar Blaster Snow Foamer to be used with its Polar range of products. However, people are going to want to use it with other snow foams.

This means you have to use a measuring beaker when filling it. Or you can draw a scale on the side like I did. At this price point, that’s a massive oversight.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer testing

What’s It Like To Use The Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer?

The lack of features is even more frustrating when you realize how nice this snow foam cannon is to use. It produces loads of foam, and everything about it is so satisfying. The bottle design is great, the nozzle feels so nice to adjust, and it’s virtually impossible to fault in that respect.

I also get the feeling that it won’t suffer from damage overtime if looked after, although only time will tell on that aspect.

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer bottle

Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer Verdict

The Autoglym Polar Blaster Snow Foamer feels expensive and is lovely to use. However, it lacks the sort of features you expect to see at this price point. And the lack of a measuring scale is just baffling. It’s a very nice snow foam lance in principle, but it’s also very hard to recommend for this price.

However, if you’ve seen enough to convince you it’s the right snow foam lance for your particular detailing setup, you can buy below:

RRP: $50.77, buy now. £45.99, buy now.